divorce

Divorce isn't an end; it's a different beginning.

  • Ronalda Angasan
    Published 20 days ago
    My Story

    My Story

    I am Ronalda Angasan (Ronalda Rude {Olivera}). I am a survivor of a 20+ year abusive relationship. Before that, I was in other equally abusive relationships. My mother, my aunts, my grandmother—all survivors of either rape, domestic violence, or assault (in some cases—all three). As Alaska Natives we have many traditions, this is one I hope stops with my generation.
  • Connie Pantin
    Published 22 days ago
    10 Truths About Divorce—A Series

    10 Truths About Divorce—A Series

    I’ve chosen to work with women in transition. Nearly 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Ending a marriage is one of the most difficult transitions women will face. I’ll certainly discuss having children, balancing work and family, re-entering the workforce, empty nesting, and many other life changes. This series examines the consequences I wish I had known about before I embarked upon my own divorce. Sure, friends and family offered advice along the way, did I listen? No. We tend not to listen clearly when our lives are bordering on disarray. This much is now clear: despite the hardships, I know I made the right choice in “uncoupling.” Knowledge is power and my goal is to share the realities of divorce to empower you to make confident choices.
  • Alison Roberts
    Published 22 days ago
    Honeymoon Bay

    Honeymoon Bay

    We call this ‘the Wild Side’ of Moreton Island.
  • Jennifer Bardenhagen Boulebtateche
    Published about a month ago
    Divorce Protects the Institution of Marriage

    Divorce Protects the Institution of Marriage

    A friend had contacted me from across the other side of the world in the UK. She is a good Christian friend with whom I experienced some very meaningful prayer times and understanding of the Bible because of her care. This was during a time I lived in Japan which was were I had converted to Christianity in 2002. I later became Muslim in 2010. Seventeen years later she contacted me recently having been concerned about the fate of a divorced Muslim female. The concern was "There would be no chance of her being able to remarry" and that it is "the reality for most Muslim women."
  • Colbi T Johnson
    Published 2 months ago
    20 Somethings Part 1

    20 Somethings Part 1

    This is the story of how I went from being single, to getting married, to leaving my husband, to falling in love with someone else, to a surprise pregnancy, to anxiously waiting for these divorce papers, so I can sign them and finally be free. A little background: I was born in Maryland, and raised in Virginia. I met my soon-to-be ex husband in high school.
  • Jeannette Perez
    Published 2 months ago
    A Divorced Woman

    A Divorced Woman

    When I was 12 years old, I remember one of my greatest wishes was to fall in love with the perfect guy and get married by the time I was 20 years old. Coming from a family of 12 brothers and sisters, and being the youngest of the six girls, I was only following the examples I got from my older sisters. My mother brought us up with the conviction that a woman's role in this world was to find herself a good, hardworking, and loving guy, get married, have lots of children and live happily ever after.
  • Amanda Cantrell
    Published 2 months ago
    Divorce Stole My Voice, 
And I'm Taking It Back

    Divorce Stole My Voice, And I'm Taking It Back

    I don't know if you've ever been through a divorce, maybe you have, maybe you haven't, but if you have you'll understand exactly what I mean when I say my divorce stole my voice.
  • Kristin Bushong
    Published 2 months ago
    A Letter to My Ex

    A Letter to My Ex

    Dear Ex-Husband,
  • Evie Donovan
    Published 2 months ago
    Why Leaving My Perfect Husband Was the Best Choice I've Ever Made

    Why Leaving My Perfect Husband Was the Best Choice I've Ever Made

    I've never been a simple girl, try as I may. I'm the dreamer of my family, the black sheep; off-beat and loving it. I was an actress, a career that took me around the world performing for the Disney Cruise Line, an accomplished musician, and an aspiring author. Kids have never and will never be in my future, and settling down was not in the cards either. It just wasn't a priority for me. I was the priority, my friends and family were the priority.
  • Kembrah H
    Published 3 months ago
    'Til Death Do Us Part...

    'Til Death Do Us Part...

    Recently I’ve found out what the term “Tsunami divorce” means. And I had to learn that the hard way.
  • Jennis Vicente
    Published 3 months ago
    To My Ex

    To My Ex

    To the man I divorced:
  • Belynder Walia
    Published 3 months ago
    Divorced, Indian and a Woman

    Divorced, Indian and a Woman

    To my surprise, I am finding out more and more that it is, for me and others alike. My verdict is that most men I meet think I have passed my ‘sell-by date,’ (I’m in my forties, for goodness sakes!) But being ‘Indian,’ some of the men I meet from my ‘community’ believe I just want to have ‘fun.’ No one seems to take the idea of having a relationship seriously. Well, in all honesty, I have only been on various dating apps for a little while. I have not met many potential male suitors— only a few. Some of my friends, on the other hand, have met many men and I mean lots of men… However, from my conversations and generally what I have discovered, there seems to be quite a common trait—that is revealed about people both men and women on these dating apps, and it seems that most that I have come across are still married! I think meeting someone if you’re single is more difficult than meeting someone who is married nowadays.