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amy-palleson's picture
Mar.03.2013
The story is legendary.  J.—a teen boy, reading in his childhood bedroom (a room he had all to himself, even though his four siblings all had to share)—hears the noise his dad is making outside mowing their large lawn, opens the window, and screams out, “Would you please stop making all...
amy-palleson's picture
Mar.02.2013
Some won’t believe it.   That I really didn’t notice during the marriage that it was so dysfunctional.  Because, after the divorce, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t noticed either. But J. was a stubborn, pride-filled salesman--who refused to treat his anxiety--who liked to cover his...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.23.2013
I am the woman who had a croquet party on her front lawn for her 40th birthday.  A lawn that was the length of a football field.  More than twenty oak trees draped their limbs and dropped their seeds there each fall, so we skated on thousands of acorns and I planted zillions of...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Feb.20.2013
So, one thing about being mid-divorce and, ahem, unemployed, is that money can be tight. Like: no we can't get a pizza tonight, but I can maybe make one with these bagels and pasta sauce tight. That's fine. I'm not a materialistic girl, and my kids aren't either. But while trying to find gainful...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.12.2013
When I was 15, I spent the summer in Finland.  Reindeer moss, Karelian pies and crayfish; herring for breakfast.  It's been a long time since I've immersed myself in these memories.  My daughter knows little about the life I lived before I married her father.  That wasn't by...
mya-speeks's picture
Jan.29.2013
I left my husband Consciously, subconsciously, emotionally, financially... physically but most of all spiritually It takes some time and a hell of lot of "you" work to remove yourself from a way of thinking about your life and your marriage. It takes a lot of hurt and a lot of pain to untwist...
catherine-nagle's picture
Jan.08.2013
I am deeply heartbroken. The day after I posted this blog; http://redroom.com/member/catherine-nagle/blog/favored-against-all-odds   our family received the news that another nephew Carmen, had suddenly passed away in his sleep at 45-years-old. He also came from a broken family and was...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Dec.19.2012
My ex and I have started the formal proceedings to divorce. At this point we’ve been living apart for 20 months, so it’s just paperwork and separating our finances. The emotional stuff was all processed long ago, and after years of struggle together, we’re on better terms apart. He texted me...
jane-wilson's picture
Nov.21.2012
First time readers, kindly read the first entry for October 27, 2012, when this story began . . .                                  ...
jane-wilson's picture
Nov.20.2012
First-time readers, kindly find the first entry on October 27, 2012, when this story began . . .                                  ...