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Breaking up

The best rebound I’ve ever had.

February 19, 2011

I have found myself – in the past two months –  back to 100% single motherhood. In addition to the absence of John Bear, Benjamin is no longer spending one weekend a month at his father’s. I can’t get into details but can say that the decision (mine) was definitely as a last resort and […]

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The End.

December 11, 2008

He made a promise. And he broke it. I had asked him to make me a promise at the beginning, one well within reason if you knew his entire story. I am not one to ask much of men when we’re together. I believe in personal freedoms and independence. But this was a promise that, […]

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How to get over a break up.

August 22, 2008

Jane Wonder, the author of One Date Wonder (a personal favorite of mine) isn’t a single mom but she is a dating expert. I love her blog because she’s brutally honest about her emotions including the ups and downs of falling in love and breaking up. Here’s her take on how best to recover from a break up.

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Single Mom S.O.S.: Play-Doh & Toddler-Goo

July 20, 2008

Okay, this one is for me. Three questions mixed with some babbling. 1. How do you clean up Play-Doh? 2. What are some good Play-Doh games or activities? (We had a Play-Doh cook off, but tomorrow he’ll want a new game.) 3. How do you keep them contained in one area? (Not necessarily the kids […]

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The Best Break-up Song Ever

May 6, 2008

Been thinking of Kris lately. I’ve had a few weak moments pop up over the past few days. I try to squelch them… try not to wonder why. Songs like this help. And plus, Bob Dylan is beautiful. What are your favorite break up songs? Songs that take you back but still push you forward? […]

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A bittersweet good-bye.

February 4, 2008

A few hours after writing my last post…I got a call from Kris. He felt horrible about the way the dump went down and wanted to see me. I said – no way. I didn’t see the point. What good could come of it? Was he going to come over and dump me again? He told me to call him if I changed my mind and then 20 minutes later he called me.

“I’m on my way over – I have to see you.” Two minutes later there was a knock on my door. It was late. I was tired. But we talked. First he started with an apology and then he said it, “you know I really love you, right?” I told him I didn’t think he really knew what love was. But then I saw it in his eyes. And he does. Then as we talked about why he had come to this decision everything came out. The truth about his feelings.

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The Fine Art of Dumping.

January 21, 2008

I’ve had a rough day. I didn’t get dumped but my best friend did and she’s a single mom. Needless to say I want to kill the guy (not really FBI, but I would like to punch him in the face). Instead of ranting about what a jerk her now ex-boyfriend is I decided to channel my negative energy into a cynical but hopefully interesting post on how to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

I have a theory – how we dump someone is a clear reflection of our character.

Here are some of the most common dumping methods – guess which one the guy used on my single mom friend?

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Online Dating Etiquette: How to break up…virtually.

October 26, 2007

The adventure continues. My single mama friend has already been on date #1 from Yahoo Personals. The man in question had so many things in common with her. They both love reading, writing, the same bar scene, etc. She followed my advice, met for coffee, and had a wonderful time. But there was no spark. […]

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