Category Archives: Divorce

This might be worth a closer look: I’m Dating a Guy Almost 20 Years Younger Than Me

By Christine Fitzgerald.

This post originally appeared on xoJane.

I’m 45. I’ve been through two unsuccessful marriages. I drive a red Camaro. I guess you can say I’m in the throes of a major midlife crisis. I’ve been checking a lot of things off of my bucket list. One of them was to tr…

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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Ellen Parr

dmo 1 2014-10-19 10:10:03.30

This might take a little more investigation: 10 Things To Say Next Time Someone Asks ‘Why Aren’t You Married Yet?’

Recently, TIME Magazine ecstatically broke the “news” that women over 30 are still totally “dateable.” But here’s another newsflash: not all single women (over 30 or not) are desperately looking for a date, much less a for-life mate.

Indeed, plenty of wo…

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Life is based on perception,

dmo 9 2014-10-18 07:10:15.74

Curiouser and curiouser: Why Dads Matter, According To Their Biggest Fans

If the fight for paternity leave or the backlash against ridiculous dads in ads and an actual obituary for Mr. Mom haven’t made it clear: T…

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There is no greater impotence in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you. – Norman Mailer

dmo 8 2014-10-18 07:10:13.99

Amazing: United By Grief, This Couple Felt Whole Again After Blending Their Families

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share your own story? Email us at

Deb and Chris Gottschalk are a bit different than your average b…

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Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

dmo 6 2014-10-18 07:10:11.51

Huh: Carmen Electra Reveals The Private Side Of Her Relationship With Dennis Rodman (VIDEO)

When Carmen Electra began dating Dennis Rodman in 1998, she had just experienced the devastating loss of her mother to a fatal brain tumor. Though the 26-year-old’s career was taking off — Electra had landed a role on television’s “Baywatch” and was one of the hosts of MTV’s “Singled Out” — she says that she was still emotionally fragile and strugg…

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Silence is so accurate. – Mark Rothko

dmo 7 2014-10-18 07:10:13.39

This is a little unpredictable: Instafam

The name tags are laid out for the parent-teacher meet-and-greet. My name isn’t there. I Sharpie “Sarah Humphreys” on a blank one, but that doesn’t clarify much, because I am actually the fiance of the dad of a new student going into kindergarten. Which is as hard to jam into conversation as it is to fit on a tag.

I had spent nearly 37 years as a relatively single, relatively happy, hardworking New York City girl. I planned fun vacations, mastered needlepoint stitches beyond the bas…

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If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. – Mel Brooks

dmo 5 2014-10-18 07:10:09.38

Huh: 20 Lessons About Divorce I Wish I Could’ve Told the Younger Me

I met the woman of my dreams while living in Hawaii and was married for 15 years. Things were great for most of it. We decided to split in August, 2011. She moved out two months later. We shared joint custody of our 5-year-old son. I was devastated, but not defeated. I had my life back, at least half of it, and it was my turn to live a little.

Five months later, I received an email from my ex saying she had accepted a position 1,000 miles away and would be leaving with our son. Seve…

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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. – Oscar Wilde

dmo 4 2014-10-18 07:10:07.16

Huh: Alimony Reform Revisited

I have previously written on the need for alimony reform. California law affecting what we call “spousal support” creates a situation where the supported spouse has, in many cases, little if any incentive to work. Moreover, the legal presumption that one who is married for ten years or more is entitled to support until death or remarriage is patently unfair, mandating that the payor of support continue to fund the recipient’s lifestyle for years far beyond the duration of the marriage. Rather…

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We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong. – Bill Vaughan

dmo 3 2014-10-18 07:10:06.57

I wonder if this is typical: 11 Pieces Of Relationship ‘Advice’ You’re Probably Sick Of Hearing

We all know someone who constantly offers unwanted commentary on our relationships: Still single? “You need to get yourself out there!” Happily coupled up? “It’s been a while, are you guys thinking marriage yet?” Newly single after a split? “Don’t worry, I’m sure you won’t stay single for long!”

They may be well meaning, but their advice is less than constructive — especially if they’re just dishing out relationship cliches we’ve all heard.

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If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me. – Jimmy Buffet

dmo 1 2014-10-18 07:10:04.05