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Do you feel guilty for divorcing a nice guy?

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Recently a mom emailed me: I feel so guilty for leaving my marriage. My husband is a really, really nice guy. He is a great dad, loves me a lot, has a good career. There was nothing really wrong with our marriage. I just didn't love him any more and wanted out.  Now, our divorce is…

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It’s Just Lunch matchmaking service review

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If you’re ready to delete dating apps off your phone after years of disastrous dates, or you’re just thinking of dating after divorce, a breakup, a bad dating experience like getting ghosted from someone you felt a connection with, or long, dry spell, a matchmaker can be a great option. In fact, The Wall Street…

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Who deserves to call themselves a “single mom”?

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Updated May 17, 2019 Below, you will find a polite, academic picking-apart of the who-gets-to-call-themselves-a-single-mom debate. It rages on, constantly, and after 7 years of blogging about single moms (and being one myself for 9 years), I have come to this conclusion: The argument about who is, and who is not a single mom is…

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Best robo-advisors for single moms to get started investing

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Robo-advisors are one of my favorite financial tools to recommend for long-term savings and investing goals. While the name can be intimidating, good robo-advisors are easy to set up and manage, have very low fees, and require little work over the long term. I am a fan of robo-advisors overall, especially for first-time and inexperienced…

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8 reasons online therapy is great for single moms

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You're stressed. Feel like you're doing it 100% alone. Likely lonely. Maybe depressed. Therapy might sound good — but who has the time or money? Related: Questions to ask before paying for online therapy Plus, depending on where you live, and your situation, it might be embarrassing if your friends, colleagues, neighbors knew you went…

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24 questions to ask before paying for online therapy

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Are you considering therapy? Sometimes getting to an on-site therapist isn’t possible, but that’s no longer an excuse for not getting the help you need — and deserve. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of people who knowingly suffer from mental illness don't seek treatment. If you suffer depression, anxiety, overwhelm, relationship or career…

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Elite Singles review

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Thanks to the ease of use or the increased potential for finding a match (be it for romance, partnership, a hookup, marriage, or anything in between), online dating has become a mainstream choice for those of any age, walk of life, and lifestyle. According to The Knot, online dating is the #1 most common way…

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Could You Pa$$ a Financial Literacy Test?

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Money – if we fight about it when we’re married, we’ll likely fight over it when we’re getting divorced.  It is one of the single most divisive, yet necessary things in life.  For some, the biggest issue is how to get enough money, but for many, it’s simply a matter of learning how to make the most of what we have.  Of course, for anyone facing divorce, it (more...)

How To Avoid A Mistake When You Decide Where To Live After Divorce

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Figuring out where to live after divorce is often very unsettling and is the issue that causes the most upheaval. While you and your STBX are discussing what happens to the marital home, you feel in a state of limbo, uncertain where life will take you. That makes it hard to make other decisions and yet, at least one of you is going to have to move.
Here you are, in the middle of one of life’s (more...)

6 Tips For A Single Mom To Raise A Confident Child

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If you are a single mom, you might have concerns about whether you can raise a happy and confident child. No doubt, single parenting is a tough challenge. As long as you provide your children with a strong passionate base and clear behavior guidelines, usually they’ll be fine.
In America, the trend of single motherhood is growing rapidly. In 2018, there were 11.3 million families that were headed by a single parent, and among them, 81 (more...)