My Date With The Cable Lady

    The cable company made an appointment for that week to send a representative out to my condo to sign the papers for cable service. So I was not surprised when the security intercom rang and the voice announced itself as being from the cable company. What did surprise me was the very feminine sound of that voice. We sat at my glass kitchen table. She was going through the cable channel options. I was thinking about what an interesting situation this was. She was good looking and well Read more [...]

It’s Impossible to Control a Narcissist’s Behavior

  It’s important to understand that it’s impossible to control a narcissist’s behavior. Neither the narcissist’s spouse nor children are responsible for his/her behavior. Narcissists are who they are. The best the other parent can do for their children and themselves is to separate themselves as much as possible from the narcissist. First and foremost, former spouses of narcissists need to seek professional support for themselves and their children. It’s important that both children Read more [...]

First Holiday Season After Divorce

    After months of anger and not speaking my then-husband left and a divorce was in the process on an early September morning. Soon after came my 50th birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas followed by our 25th wedding anniversary. Those dates were extremely tough to bear alone, and it was very hard. These are a few things I wish I had known that first holiday season after the divorce started.  As I present these tidbits, think about your life and how you truly feel.  Hopefully it can Read more [...]

It is Good to be Prepared but….

  Liz was enjoyable to be around. The Parents Without Partners lead lady called me a few weeks after the restaurant meeting with the six women to see if I was still available, because she had a good friend who was very classy and had broken up with her boyfriend, and she called to see if I was interested. Liz turned out to be very classy, and we had a lot in common. An easy friendship. We met for lunch the first time, and then for dinner and a play. Her old boyfriend was still on her mind, Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio Episode “The Family Support Expo Offers the Upside to Divorce”

          Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Smart Divorce with Deborah Moskovitch welcomes our guest Stephen Rosenfield http://familysupportexpo.com and http://rosenfieldmediation.com. Stephen is using his work as a Mediator and making a distinction – with his mediation training and the launch of The Family Support Expo in Toronto, Canada on October 20/21, 2012.   Stephen Rosenfield Whether it is a health issue, or a transitional issue, these considerations are often branded within society. We have learned to hide our difficulties to avoid rejection and scorn. But hiding our problems only makes them worse. Read more [...]

Life is a Puzzle and My Ex was not my Soul Mate

  Forrest Gump said “life is like a box of chocolates” but I prefer to agree with SQuire Rushnell that life is like a big jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces have their place, and every single one is important in our life for some reason. I am one piece in the puzzle; there are pieces that connect to mine, one of which is a soul mate. As with any puzzle when you have the correct piece they fall in place very quickly, and there is no need to try to make them fit.   The puzzle is God’s Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio Episode “Improving Communications for Stepfamilies”

  Podcast: Play in new window | Download Keeping the lines of communications open and being on the same page with each other when it comes to your child’s life are two of the biggest challenges for co-parents. Communicating just got easier on this show of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, we welcome Traci Whitney of Two Happy Homes to explore her website that gives a area in which co-parents and step-families come together to develop, organize and communicate their busy lives. Traci Read more [...]

Post Divorce Christmas Part 4 – Divorced Parents and Christmas with Children

  Divorced Parents and Christmas with Children The first thing you should know is that you are not the only one spending the holidays alone. Christmas and other seasonal holidays can be difficult if you are newly divorced. It can be tougher when there are children involved. It is tough but do-able. Separated families often feel that someone else is having a better Christmas than them. This is not true. They may also feel distressed worrying about their children especially if they are spending Read more [...]

Okay, Ladies, Woman Up…Father’s Day is Coming!

  By Gretchen Schiller Last year on Father’s Day it had been a year since Charles and my divorce. It took me awhile to come up with a gift idea that Ana Lu could make for him. This is perfect for single moms on a budget who are trying to think of a thoughtful gift. Really, for all of us busy moms and consequently last minute shoppers. It has sat on the shelf in his house ever since. Only 15 bucks, easy peasy and he loves it…     • Go the the store and buy a window Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio Episode “Are You a Good Kisser?”

  Originally aired July 8, 2012     Podcast: Play in new window | Download The crazy trio is back- Lesley, Joanie and Steve. Today we ask, Are YOU a Good Kisser? We are thrilled you have joined us to take some time to let go, laugh, have fun, lighten up or may be just the right thing you need to hear at this time in your life. Check out some of the fun stuff we talked about today (warning- this is only the tip of the iceberg): Are you a good kisser? Steve salavates over this Read more [...]