TDE Gets a Stepfamily

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of weddings. Over lunch last week, I asked some of Boyfriend’s co-workers why they attend such events. The answers varied:
“To meet drunken bimbos”
“To support the couple” (funny how soooo many people show up to “support” the couple at the wedding, but then disappear during a divorce when people really need support)
“To meet new people”
“To see people I haven’t seen in a long time”
“They’re fun. It’s a big party with drinks and dancing!”

On June 26, I attended a wedding because I was the daughter of the bride…

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Book: Stepmonster…

I’m not a stepmother, but I play one every other weekend.

Given the fact that I live with a man who has children, I was delighted to read and see myself in Stepmoster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do, by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. What a relieving, validating and motivating read!

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Divorce Begets Marriage

The more I immerse myself in “divorce”, the more I come across people who’ve “been there, done that” and are ready to tie the knot again. Among other things, divorce gives us a chance to discover a new “happily ever after”.

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Divorce Gifts!

I’m so excited… yesterday I discovered Canada’s Divorce Fair.  Today I found out that a store in London is now accepting Divorce Registries (this, on the heels of the Divorce Vouchers)! Why don’t we have these things in the US? (Probably because there’s nationwide concern among a certain segment of the population that the availability of such options will sensationalize divorce.  And, we don’t want to do anything else to suggest the eroding sanctity of marriage….  Nevermind the unreasonable sensationalizing of marriage itself which is likely responsible for countless deficient marriages destined to become those divorces we want to avoid…. […]

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