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Love & the Single Parent
Helping single parents find the love & happiness they’re looking for after divorce

Just because you’re spending all your time together doesn’t mean you feel connected

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Many parents are finding that despite having all the time in the world to spend with their teens lately, they feel more disconnected than ever before. …

When you use the written word to communicate about the kids, there are some things you should keep in mind

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When I got divorced, neither my ex nor I had cell phones. And even when I did get one, texting was such a pain in the ass that I never did it. So when it came to communication, I relied on emails. …

For the sake of your kids, sometimes you have to make nice

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Birthdays, graduations, family reunions, holidays, weddings… there are so many family events over the course of your child’s life. And these events, whether you like it or not, will often include your ex. Sometimes they might even include the ex’s family and eventually a new partner.

Whether it’s just your…

If you’ve got a series of highly dramatic, unhealthy relationships in your past, it might be you.

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Consider your last few relationships. Did they all play out in very similar ways? Maybe your partner cheated in each one (or you did)? Maybe you constantly argued over everything? Or maybe you had the same argument in each one — the relationship moving too fast/slow, money, time spent together?

Divorce is more than just splitting property and defining custody; it’s the loss of something much bigger.

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When I married my ex-husband, there was a part of me that knew the marriage wasn’t going to last. We separated twice before the third and final separation that ended in divorce. …

You don’t need a partner to feel great about yourself and your life

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Once I started dating, I didn’t stop until I met the man I married. When I divorced him, I started dating a friend within weeks (literally about two weeks) of our divorce being final. …

Every family has conflict but if you handle it well, it doesn’t have to be a problem

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When you’re divorced, conflict can be a serious trigger for both you and your kids. And there are plenty of opportunities for conflict: between you and the kids, you and your ex, your ex and the kids, and between the kids. …

What do you do when your ex walks away without a backward glance?

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There are so many things we worry about when we decide to split from a partner we have children with. Who gets the pots and pans? Who will the kids live with? How can we make sure the kids don’t get seriously screwed up as a result of the split?

When you’re starting over after a divorce, you need to get rid of all the labels.

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There are several labels I can apply to myself.

I’m a mom. An ex-wife. A daughter. A granddaughter. A friend. A writer. A meditation teacher.

But all of those labels describe me in relation to another person. They describe what I can do for other people or how close or…

And a tip or two on how to try to deal with them

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Whether you’re a single parent by choice or through divorce or being widowed, it’s a hard gig. There’s no denying that there are plenty of problems that are unique to single parents. …

Love & the Single Parent

Helping single parents find the love & happiness they’re looking for after divorce

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