When Divorce Breaks Up Friendships, Too
“I didn’t realize you were inviting Lauren to the dinner next Thursday. I’m not comfortable attending with her there, after the breakup. Hope you understand.”…Read More
Holding My Breath
The spring sky was a thunderous gray. A lingering winter chill prickled the back of my neck.
Maybe it was a warm, overcast spring day and the chill was the ice in my veins?
Hard to say…Read More
Dining On Our Fears
Last evening, nine other women and I — all “of a certain age” — stood awkwardly in a mutual friend’s kitchen. I knew two of the women in passing, but had never met the others, and they didn’t know each other, either. I looked at them, assessing; all were nicely put-together, tasteful makeup, attractive clothing…Read More
Becoming a Becoming Mother-in-Law
I, as perhaps you, have always hoped that each of my three children will, as adults, find positive, supportive partners with whom to share their lives. But holy heck, I still fell off my chair when my eldest son, at the tender age of 22, called me to announce his engagement…Read More