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A Day in the Life: Troughs and Peaks

There is no undo button in life, but oh, how I wish there were. Raising a child with “issues” is a bit of a lifelong roller coaster ride of heartbreaking troughs and amazing peaks of joy. Unfortunately, after a few … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Father Failures

So, now that I’ve introduced the monster-in-law in my previous post, it’s time to talk a bit about my father-in-law, whom I only met after my ex and I had been married nine years. He was a tallish man with … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Forgiving Myself

I don’t know that I actually hated him, but the news of his sudden death from a massive coronary last week elicited nothing more than an enormous sigh of relief. My childhood abuser, the family sociopath, was dead at age … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Happy Anniversary!

Forty years ago today, I said, “I do,” completely disregarding the little voice in the back of my head screaming, “Say NO, say NO.” Those of you who have read my blog accounts of life with my first ex know … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Path to Peace

  You are stunned to receive a list of job postings in an area where you think you might want to live. Your best friend has property out west and based on her description, you like the sound of it. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Universe at Work

It’s amazing how quickly you can get divorced when there’s nothing to fight over. You call your attorney in the morning and make an appointment. The next day, you go to his office and file for divorce. Two months later, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Daily Drama Mama

Not long after your visit to the internist, you return to the gynecologist for your annual checkup. Nothing has changed, except that you are so angry with your surgeon that it’s making you sick. After your exam, when you have … Continue reading

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