Posts tagged "divorce"

Father's Day When You Don't Have a Dad

A few years ago, I started a happy tradition on Father’s Day. I’d wake up in the morning, stretch out my arms to shake off the night’s sleep and yell gleefully, “It’s ‘I Don’t Have a Father’s Day!’” After decades of tumult, tears, humiliation, pain and abandonment, I had cut off my father for good.... Read more »

Holidays & The Broken Family: When Thanksgiving Is Goodbye

Holidays & The Broken Family: When Thanksgiving Is Goodbye
The holiday: Thanksgiving. The year: 2002, three months after I had started dating the guy who would become my husband. I had taken the Amtrak train from NYC to DC for what I’d hoped would be a peaceful day with my mother, brother, and his family. But, as always, I was apprehensive. For our entire relationship, things rarely... Read more »

My Lifelong Food Fight

My Lifelong Food Fight
As a little girl, I was obsessed with the notion that people could transform their bodies. I’m pretty sure it all started when I watched the film The Incredible Shrinking Woman back in 1981. In it, Lily Tomlin plays your typical suburban mom who, after being exposed to a funky chemical in perfume, shrinks down to the point where... Read more »
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Thanks, Zuck, For Giving Me Back My Family

Thanks, Zuck, For Giving Me Back My Family
One of my favorite pastimes, I’ve recently learned, is trash-talking Mark Zuckerberg, whom I like to call Markie Zee. Maybe it’s because he seems a little arrogant or because I’m completely addicted to his time-suck of a website. Or it could even be that I’m jealous that he’s a kajillionaire and that his startup is... Read more »

Should She Leave an Unhappy Marriage? Moms Weigh In.

Should She Leave an Unhappy Marriage?  Moms Weigh In.
I’m constantly surprised by readers’ reactions to the real-life stories we share on Families in the Loop, and this week was no exception. The hot topic this time was whether a mom in an unhappy marriage should leave her husband. He is the sole breadwinner of the family and has already proved that he’ll make... Read more »