A new guy is the perfect cure for a broken heart. The excitement of a new relationship is an exciting distraction from pain and sadness. But what if you’ve done the rebound thing and you aren’t happy anymore? Could you be ready to be single again?
Many people talk about rebounding. Either how unhealthy it is or how we should stop judging women and men for rebounding after the end of a bad relationship. But not a whole lot of people talk about the signs that tell you you’re ready to be single again.
I actually used to judge women who would bounce from one guy to another after heartbreak. These women were, in my mind, weak and desperate and needed validation from a man. I even tried to cover up my judgement by masking it behind layers of concern and worry that they would never be able to heal properly if they didn’t take some time for themselves first.
In 3 days my ex-husband will be married. We've been divorced for almost 2 years. And even though I do not want him back. Even though I have healed from the pain of his affair and our divorce. Even though I feel like I'm in a good place, I find myself going through all those same emotions I went through when I first found out he was cheating on me and the mounting emotions when we decided to separate and get a divorce. In fact, I believe I’m going through the 7 stages of grief again.
Many women have asked if the pain of heartbreak ever ends and if you ever really heal from divorce. More to the point is when will the pain end. Many people have answered that yes you do eventually heal ... with time. And I used to believe that as well. But having realized that I'm essentially going through the 7 stages of grief again I've changed my opinion on healing after divorce.
The Beatles were definitely right when they said, “To everything there is a season.” They were some smart, if not weird, men. They knew that nothing lasts forever, even though it might feel that way while you’re going through it. And nothing makes us more aware of the seasons of life than going through a huge change like divorce.
I recently decided to get a full-time job to help pay the bills while I work toward my dream of blogging full-time. And let me tell you what: while I’m writing this I’ve only been at this job 3 days and I’m already going out of my mind.
I am not employee material. I do better when I’m busy and don’t have time to think but I just don’t belong in a 9 to 5 job. This job has me sitting most of the day at a desk and it’s very slow here. So, I’m silently freaking out and simultaneously feeling like a failure because I wasn’t making enough money anymore being self-emp...
Staying on top of your finances can go a long way toward maintaining a stress-free life as a single mom. Last week I wrote about how I don’t sacrifice as a single mom and why you shouldn’t either. And I still stand by that statement but I realize that this is easier said than done. As single moms we must sacrifice some things in order to get everything done in a day. And paying our bills and staying within budget are top priorities.
So, to give you some more practical tools, I’ve put together a single mom budget plan to help you manage your finances easier.
In this post you will:
Learn how to turn your budget into an enjoyable experience.
Create a financial checklist to stay efficient.
Learn about my favorite tool for staying on top of my finances.
Learn about ways to increase your income.
Let’s face it, balancing your checkbook and staying within budget aren’t very...
I still cannot believe how much stress I endured during my separation and divorce back in 2014. My friends and family were a constant support through that difficult time. I would not be where I am today without their love. I also unexpectedly found some free and cheap tools that helped me navigate divorce while keeping my sanity and happiness (mostly) intact. Below are these tools. I hope they help you through your divorce as well.
My life got pretty crazy, pretty quickly while going through a separation and divorce. On top of all the other normal daily things I had to deal with, I was also managing an unexpected move, finding a job, scheduling meetings with lawyers and taking care of a 14 month old girl. And on top of all this were the, what seemed like, hundreds of unplanned "discussions" with my ex. There was also this new visitation arrangement to plan. Needless to s...