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I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to forgive Brad for suddenly leaving me with three children under the age of five, no job, and a mortgage on a house that we bought because he liked the location. Oh, I know it wasn’t his choice. It’s not like I sit around picturing him up on a cloud in a chaise lounge, fruity beverage in hand, waving down to me and saying, “Have fun down there!” But there have been moments of deep darkness—as I figured out the bills, health insurance, and child rearing alone—when I have wondered if he didn’t get the better part of this deal. Buy the Book

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If you're anything like me, you gave this title a big eye roll when you read it.I would say that of all the things most widows hate to hear, "everything happens for a reason" has to rank somewhere in the top five - somewhere in between "I know how you feel because I remember how sad I was when my dog died" and "when are you going to get over this."In fact, I would venture [...]
Tue, Jul 15, 2014
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I've been feeling pretty rudderless lately. Kind of like I'm floating through life without much of a purpose.I know that sounds depressing and maybe it is. But I think most of us go through these lulls. So most of us know how hard it is to get out of them.The hard thing is that feeling rudderless makes it hard to figure out why you feel this way. If you're just floating [...]
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
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My life has been very grey lately.Now, before I start getting emails and phone calls from my friends and family inquiring about my mental state...let me assure you that this is a good thing.It kind of snuck up on me, this whole grey thing, and it's been pretty eye-opening for me.I don't know how my other self - the one I knew before all of this pesky anxiety happened - allowed her life to become [...]
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
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And so it begins.On the eve of Father's Day, I am speaking the words of every single mother out there.Aw, crap.This begins my descent into milestone hell with Father's Day, my birthday, his death, and our wedding anniversary all wrapped up into one giant wine and tissue filled package. Of course, it's not enough that I've got to deal with all of that, but this is also the time of year that I usually [...]
Fri, Jun 13, 2014
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Dear Grocery Store Line Encroacher, You don't know me, but I'm the woman whose ankle you bruised while you were trying to inch your way closer to the checker in the line at the grocery store. I'm the one who had to squeeze in between the front of your cart and the handle of mine because you, believing it would get you out the door faster, left me no room to move my cart. [...]
Tue, Jun 10, 2014
I'm in the thick of Spring Break. And I'm going a little crazy.This year my house seems louder than usual. I don't know if it's my kids' ages or what, but my house is in a constant state of noise. And I won't lie to you.If my house is like this now, it has me thinking I should start pre-drinking for summer vacation.It's taken me a few days to realize the root [...]
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
This week, the Today Show briefly mentioned a story that made the bitch in me sit up and listen.Why we hold grudges about little injuries but forgive big ones. This really couldn't come at a better time for me, personally, because I've been trying to figure that out myself - why I have forgiven some pretty major things in my life...but I can't get over the little stuff.I'm just glad I'm not alone. [...]
Wed, Mar 19, 2014
It seems like for the past few months, I’ve been asking myself over and over, “Were certain things in life always this aggravating? Are people getting more exasperating or am I just getting older and more crotchety?” And, lately, I’m usually asking myself that question while I’m at the grocery store.When we go grocery shopping, there are no signs on the walls explaining the system, which I think is a [...]
Wed, Mar 19, 2014

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