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Diary of a 50-Year-Old Bride, Part 1

It was not a unilateral plan or decision. It was a long time in coming, and although I may have been impatient along the way, I think the long-time-in-coming was a good thing.


Divorce Dialogues: 'I Wasn't Married to a Horrible Person; I Just Wasn't Happy'

The horrible thing about divorce, no matter if it's right or wrong or if you're doing the right thing, is: It's physically painful. My body just hurt.


Divorce Dialogues: 'Try to Have a Civil Relationship with Your Ex'

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Jennifer O. is an ophthalmologist in Pennsylvania. She's twice-divorced and has been happily married for the last 14 years. She and her second husband divorced when her oldest son was 6 months old. Her son's now 18, and she also has a 12-year-old. Here's her take on her long journey.


How a 10K Brought Me and My Teen Closer Together

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I walked a 10K race in town with my daughter on Monday. We talked, we observed, we felt the endorphin pleasure of working our bodies. I think it's while spending time without expectation that good things come.


Kid's Lesson: Keep Going and Fly

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Kids have so much to teach us if we can just open our adult eyes and our overly frenetic brains and take it in. Recently, I learned some important life lessons from a little boy I met in Alabama while visiting my boyfriend.


Life Lessons from Yoga

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I have been attending Bikram yoga classes for nine years. Bikram (90 minutes, 26 poses in a 105-degree room) is so strenuous and demands so much focus that I stop thinking about anything else. The result: I am treated to a vacation from my head.


The Government Needs Mom Clean-Up Skills!

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When your kid breaks the fish tank, you don't first assign the blame or figure out the punishment -- you clean it up. The government has clearly screwed the pooch on this one, and pressuring BP is clearly not working.