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There is a lot of information out there about what children should and shouldn't know during a divorce. My children are adults.  I've thought a lot about this, now and in the past, about what to say to them when the ex pulls his BS ...
This is a love letter and warning to all of you younger women, whose stories were my own (yes I was once in my early thirties, great job before I had kids, travel, etc. all was great except who I was married to) and your ...
It's been some time since I've been on FWW but I realized that if it weren't for the love, comfort, strength and support this site has given me, I honestly don't know where I would be today. I also realized that we are all different and ...
This will be my final blog about this gnawing, persistent issue that has become nothing more than that annoying fly you just can't seem to get out of the house until one day you realize that it's just gone. You have choices. I have choices ...
Recently, I responded to another FWW'r who blogged about how sex with her ex was painful.  This got me to thinking about my own experiences and some conclusions that I have reached over the past couple of years. Sex doesn't ...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MERRY XMAS! HAPPY CHANUKAH! I know how difficult it can be for many of us to find even a modicum of joy at this time of year. For those of you who know me and how far I've come ...
Lately, I have been talking more about Bi-Polar, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Victim Syndrome.  Mental Health can be a fragile thing.  What do these look like? I. Bipolar My ex has a friend that's nutty ...
Happy: It doesn't really matter where you are in the stages of a narcissist.  You could be married, separated, divorcing, or post-divorce.  Happiness is a constant battle.  A narcissist doesn't want you to be happy.  He is thinking: how dare she …
I am posting here specifically because I hope to help those who see the writing on the wall but are still making excuses, bargaining, in denial, or those who want an intact family at the cost of almost anything. Yes, YOU! Where am I now ...
When is the experience of loneliness most challenging? Through which stage of the divorce? Is it during the time when you or your ex decided on the divorce? Is it during the following transition, leaving the life you knew ...
A light bulb turned on today. And, I feel empowered. I was reading an article online called, “The Surprising Reasons Women Get Hooked on Narcissists,” and I related completely. The article discusses why smart and ...
What I have learned in the last 3 months.  I am beautiful.  Not Cosmo beautiful but I am unique and beautiful. I am resourceful.  Yes food has just become a medicine that keeps me off of medicine.  I can handle ...
I have a divorce anniversary coming up.  It has been some time now.  There are so many things that I forget as time heals, but there is one thing that haunts me; the things that I really don't know.  I was there ...
I AM DIVORCED!!! I am by no means an exception here at FWW, but I am a success story. I was officially divorced, but recently walked out of the courthouse with the red seal stamped on the divorce ...
Good morning, I'm impatient at healing. I swear, if I could have brain surgery, where they remove all memories of my ex - I'd be first in line.  I now totally understand the desire to immerse oneself in booze, drugs, and torrid ...
I think the hardest part about the narcissistic relationship for me was not the marriage.  It was not the unexpected and unexplainable and blind-sided discard.  It was not the divorce.  It was not the ...
It has been exactly one year ago today that I left my spouse.  The transformation that has occurred in the last year has been nothing short of a miracle.  We were married for 10 years and together for 17 and in that time he broke my spirit. …
How to get past the pain?  Well, I have some new ideas from this wonderful (and expensive) life coach I am using, so I thought I would share.  To set the stage, I’m feeling about as low as I can get, want to ...
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