Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce«

Divorced Co-Parenting: An Oxymoron?

September 21, 2011 by


Here at Femamom, we’ve discussed polyamory, infidelity, monogamy, marriage and now, I’m back to divorce. Divorce being a possible outcome of the aforementioned topic favs. You are never divorced if children are involved. You are perpetually divorcing. If the spoils amount to a cat and a Kitchen Aid bought with hoarded 20 percent discount cards from […]

My Ex Called Our Daugher A Bitch, But He Was Kidding

August 26, 2011 by


My ex-husband called our daughter a bitch. My suspicions that he harbored misogynistic tendencies were confirmed. Confirmed because calling one’s ex a bitch, while unnecessary and immature, does not a full-on jerk make. Calling a 14-year-old girl a bitch?  That, a jerk makes. Name calling is a parenting no-no.I am sure that before our daughter turned […]

Ask Miri: I Left My Cheating Husband… What Do I Tell Our Son?

August 24, 2011 by


Dear Miri: Two years ago, I discovered my husband in bed with another woman when my son was 16 months old. He lied and told me it was nothing. Three weeks later, I discovered he had been having an affair and treating her as his girlfriend for 8 months. I discovered thousands of emails from […]

Making Peace With Sibling Rilvary

July 27, 2011 by


My son and daughter are twenty–five months apart. I have spent time worrying about their future relationship. Fretting about whether or not they will support and care and love each other as grown ups. It’s a stretch to imagine them traveling to see each other let alone picking up a phone to call each other […]

An Open Letter To Jennifer Aniston On Relationships and Narcissists

July 26, 2011 by


Dear Jen, Hey! I’m so glad you are finally dating a man who seems like he’s your equal. He ain’t above you. He ain’t below you. (Well, only when you want him to be.) He ain’t some guy who you took off your panties for because he made you laugh. This guy Justin Theroux has […]

Divorce Kicked My Ass–Yoga Lifted It (Sorta)

June 27, 2011 by


In a regrettable moment of over-sharing, I admitted that I’d considered yoga teacher training to the women I take daily yoga with. Last week when our yoga teacher was on a pilgrimage to New Mexico, I was called upon to substitute. I had said I was thinking about the training. I had not said I […]

It’s 2011. So Why Am I Still Feeling Shame About My Divorce?

June 18, 2011 by


It was the beginning of pre-k and my son, Jake, who was five at the time, was having a rocky transition. The two boys he sat with deemed his jokes unfunny, and the treacherous tire swing that I had forbidden him to play on was in constant motion. The other cause of some anxiety was […]