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A Different Kind of Good – A Marital Abandonment Anniversary

As many abandoned spouses know, today’s marital abandonment doesn’t always mean desertion. While society congratulates the parent who moves out for staying “involved,” it largely ignores longterm challenges abandoned spouses face redefining themselves and filling emptiness left behind when children visit the deserting parent. Last week I celebrated another anniversary in my journey through abandonment. On October 11th, 2011, I wrote my first post for Single …

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What if the House Burns Down? – Worries of a Single Mom of 5 Boys

What if the house burns down? How would I get my boys out in time? How would I save us all? I’d been hoping my school would want me full time, but despite the kind and patient explanation I was given, there was no way around it. My job was on the line. With NY’s taxes, economically devastating policies, and high …

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