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My Ex-Husband Is Getting Remarried

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I’ve always thought the term “remarry” is confusing. I don’t know if remarried is even the right term for when our ex-husband is getting married again.  It seems if he was truly getting remarried, he would be remarrying me! But, of course, my ex husband remarried another woman. When our ex-husband is getting remarried,

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Infidelity Recovery Stages

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“Infidelity Recovery Stages.” That sounds so neat and tidy. The stages of healing after infidelity.  I thought to myself, “Is healing even possible after infidelity?”  Recovery from the damage and devastation that is caused by this kind of betrayal is never easy.  Infidelity is one of the most serious assaults on a marriage there

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Dating Advice: 7 Questions To Ask On The First 3 Dates

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Here’s some dating advice to help you determine if you’re truly ready to go after your goal of having a long-term, successful relationship:
Picture this: You’re on the 3rd date with someone you really like – and who seems to like you. Can you imagine yourself saying something along these lines?
I think it’s pretty clear we like one another – and I think you’re a terrific guy/girl. (more...)

Dating Advice: Mixed Signals Means She’s Mixed Up

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Here is an email from a reader (in his late-twenties and recently divorced) seeking dating advice. He is seeing a woman who is 7 years older than he is. The two have known each other for awhile, and she reached out to him when she heard he was divorced.
 
After she had reached out to me, I asked if we could get together over a drink/dinner to simply catch up. We ended up meeting for dinner the (more...)

Life Satisfaction & Resilience Survey

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Dear Midlife Divorce Recovery tribe, We were recently contacted by a doctoral student who is studying the life satisfaction and resilience of women after divorce for her dissertation. We are excited that we are in a place where we can potentially help her and the world at large better understand the impacts of divorce

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Boundaries With An Ex-Spouse

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Boundaries with ex spouses are best for everyone who is trying to move on after divorce.  Divorce is often ugly and heartbreaking. Setting boundaries after divorce gives you time and space to grieve your losses and start healing from the overwhelming ordeal of the divorce itself. In spite of the usually adversarial nature of

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Midlife Crisis Divorce

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My mission and my passion is helping women who are a facing a midlife divorce. I didn’t plan on this work, but I went through a divorce when I was 53 and I was a mess. My wasband (he was my husband, but he’s not any more) decided he needed something more exciting than

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Alcohol Addiction And Divorce Often Go Hand In Hand

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 I remember hearing awhile back that alcohol addiction was the number one cause of divorce. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised. Alcohol addiction and divorce go hand in hand if the addict doesn’t get help. Read this reader’s story:
 
My husband and I are in our 60’s and have been married for 22 years. We are in (more...)

How To Pick Your Divorce Battles

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It came down to three things, all of which seem so silly right now: a nice car, new furniture, and when to drop off the dogs on the weekend. These things were my lines in the sand—what I had chosen to fight over during my divorce. I hadn’t learned then that you have to pick your divorce battles. Most people going through a split haven’t
When we are fighting during divorce, we (more...)

Looking For Love? 5 Relationship Truths To Guide And Motivate You

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I understand how hard it can be to re-enter the dating world. Looking for love, you desperately want to find that special someone to share your life with but have no idea where to start. Summer seems like the perfect time to find someone, but you’re also reminded of just how lonely you are when you see your friends out on adventures with their partners.
It’s important to keep perspective. While it may seem like (more...)