Divorce wasn’t something I expected to happen, much less write about. But I guess that’s how it goes for a lot of people. For me, writing my way through my divorce helped to process a lot of the emotions I felt. The “It’s Complicated” tag has all my posts over the months of processing.
Telling the world about my separation.
Shared custody means all of a sudden you have time alone. It’s good to learn to enjoy it.
Learning that you’re not the only one who was living in a tough marriage.
The emotional stages of divorce.
The scary financial woes that sent us to the WIC office.
On learning to compromise while co-parenting.
Stopping the self-pity when you see all your married friends.
Thinking about whether to change my name.
On deciding to sell my wedding ring.
On how terrifying it is to start a new chapter in your life.
On celebrating Mother’s Day.
On being lonely without a partner on my kid-free days.