Women's Divorce Blog

06 May 2019

  • Do You Need Separate Birthday Parties?
    Celebrating your child's birthday after divorce can be a tricky situation. These tips can help.
  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    Getting divorced is tough no matter what, but be prepared for a battle if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.
  • Best Way to Sell an Engagement Ring after Divorce
    After a bad marriage and a bad divorce, many women are ready to get rid of this symbol of eternal love. These tips can help turn your bridal bling into money.
  • Allow Yourself to Heal
    Denying the emotional pain of divorce by trying to avoid it or push it away can actually extend the time it takes to heal. Instead, allow yourself time to work through the grieving process.
  • 9 Ways to Make Visitation after Divorce Easier
    Newly divorced parents have a lot of adjustments to make, but ultimately they want to ease the pain for their children. Here are some tips to help take the sting out of visitation.

Life After Divorce?

The hurt and disruption caused by a divorce can make you question whether there can be life after divorce. How can I pick up the pieces and how good will the quality of life be after a divorce?

The Devil Child

Now my daughter has entered her tweens, I have warned her it is my turn to embarrass her. When she was younger she used to embarrass me quite a bit.

When she was five, I dressed her up in her Sunday best and headed off to Mass. This is the really long mass a week before Easter. Of course she wouldn’t sit still through the long mass and i kept having to whisper and sign to her to be still. Eventually she had enough and when i whispered her to be quiet, she yelled “NO!” at the top of her voice. Unfortunately this also coincided with the priest asking “Do you renounce the devil and all his works?” Everyone turned to see the devil child and the priest stared down from the pulpit and yelled back “YES!”

I had to pick up my devil child and take the walk of shame down the aisle and out of the church. It took me a couple of weeks to pluck up the courage to return to that church. Being a single dad is interesting at times.

Now revenge is sweet. A tween sensitive to whether a father goes and stands outside her school so her friends see her getting picked up is an easy mark! The worm has turned.

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