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I’ve never been good at guessing the end of books and movies. I guess I’m just not the kind of person who sees things coming.
sex sex sex and love
For the first time in my life, I am having to function as an adult on my own, and I can't say I like it.
We got married a month after I moved there and I didn't tell anyone until after the fact
When the marriage comes to a screeching halt a few years later, you not only have to come to terms with your life not turning out the way you expected, but you also have to explain it to everyone watching.
elizabeth street
I think about my older child, who is the more sensitive one, and how a divorce could just destroy her and confuse all sense of order that she has in the world.
you are the advice columnist
I'm thinking about telling him, even knowing it will probably end at least the one friendship.
Filing the divorce paperwork wasn't that bad. Here's how I did it.

Oct 16, 2013 at 4:00pm | 44 comments

When we started dating, I felt a communal cringe within our clique: What if this doesn’t work out? Well, it didn’t, and our social situation has been screwed ever since.
Broken vintage record players? HIS. Adorable throw pillows? MINE. The piles and piles of other crap? A bunch of un-fun conversations!

Oct 2, 2013 at 10:00am | 90 comments

Many well-meaning people immediately asked me if we were sure. Uh, where was that doubt when I was spending thousands of dollars on my wedding?
what the parenting books don't tell you
And the one thing I just realized will make keeping track of the custody schedule SO much easier.
catherine zeta-jones
I'm not sure exactly why I care about the latest celebrity romantic casualty. But ... I kind-of do. Just a little.
Before he told me he wanted a divorce, we had never talked about getting a divorce. Not even in jest
When I got the original tattoo (my third) a few years earlier as a spontaneous birthday gift for the husband, it hurt like hell.

Jul 10, 2013 at 6:00pm | 76 comments

My ex had a terrific idea: Why not throw me a funeral-themed divorce/goodbye party? In hindsight, this, in no way, sounds like a good idea.

May 10, 2013 at 2:30pm | 82 comments

I will tell you, when someone commits a felony in order to no longer share their life with you, it’s a big, fat, fucking “FUCK YOU!” with a judge’s approval.

May 2, 2013 at 11:00am | 158 comments

There's always a lesson to be found in bad things that happen, and I've been trying to apply that to my parents' divorce.
Hearing it barely even qualifies as bittersweet for me. It just feels like any other favorite song.
Everyone talks about the physical aspect of domestic abuse -- which is, of course, no small thing -- but there’s more to it. Conor left me not only physically battered, but nearly bankrupt.