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The Fear Of Dying Alone Kept Me In An Unhappy Marriage

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“I don’t want to die alone,” I mutter to myself as I sweep the kitchen floor in my new home. These words represent my greatest fear.

It’s a Saturday morning, and I am alone. A loud silence rings in my home. It's a silence formed by my son, who is not here. There isn’t an iPad blaring with cartoons on Netflix or Hulu. The only noise is a broom raking across a linoleum floor. The sink is filled with pots and pans, remnants of a recent dinner. Alongside the casserole dishes and saucepans is a solitary plate. 

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Why I Brag About My Divorce

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While I don’t introduce myself as “Hi I’m Nisha, and I’m divorced,” I do reveal this fact relatively quickly; actually, I brag about it.

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Here’s The Right Way To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce

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Talk about a tricky conversation — announcing you want a divorce is not something any of us look forward to.

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Why We Should Keep Talking About Divorce​

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Divorce is so common. This commonality does not make it easier, nor does it mean the emotions behind it easily subside. Let's keep talking about divorce.

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You Wanted The Divorce But You Still Miss Your Ex

It is natural for memory to gloss over the painful events and emphasize the good ones. You may be viewing your ex through rose-colored glasses.

It is natural for memory to gloss over the painful events and emphasize the good ones. You may be viewing your ex through rose-colored glasses.

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I Gave Up On My Marriage So I Could Save Myself

Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

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Why Is Our Default Response To Divorce Nastiness?

We’ve normalized divorce nastiness.

We’ve normalized divorce nastiness. Anger and conflict have become the default response to going through a divorce. It's not a good thing.

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When Divorce Breaks Up Friendships, Too

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Why is it that when the fairy tale ends, people friendly with both parties so rarely maintain both connections? Divorce breaks up friendships, and that's hard

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You Will Survive Your Divorce

You will survive your divorce.

The breaks and the cracks and the places where we fall apart all hurt, but those are the places where the reinforcement happens. The breaks are a prerequisite for the repair.

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My One-Sided Competition With My Husband’s Ex-Wife

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In the beginning, she was like an infuriating specter I had to deal with. She wanted to stay friends with him. I put a kibosh on that.

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