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New Divorce party game

Category : A New You, Break-Up, Divorce Party, Friends, Friends and Divorce, Moving On, Uncategorized

On first glance you may think you are seeing a mature “Girl Scouts Gone Wild” episode being filmed, but in reality you are most likely watching someone play Divorce Dares, the new wearable divorce party game from Burnsy Badges.   It features a beautiful black sash which proclaims “Just Divorced!” on the front with the phrase “Help me earn my Badges!” on the back. Badges? What badges??

This is where it gets interesting! The game comes with 60 adhesive badges that are illustrated to look like embroidered “Scout Style” patches. They have cute names and illustrations that each represent a particular dare or task the wearer must accomplish before the end of the nights festivities.
The Divorcee picks out 20 or so badges based on the name, color or whatever strikes her fancy and then places them on the front of the sash. The others girls in the party have the list which describes what each badge means and what she must do. Let the fun begin as they range from mild to wild and are pretty hilarious! The best part is that many of them require the assistance of a cute guy (or guys) to accomplish. The badges come off the sash as the dares are completed. The Divorcee can even take a pass and hand out up to three of the badges for other ladies in the group to accomplish in place of her. It’s a great way for the Divorcee to open up again, maybe try something new, and even our of her comfort zone, and get off to a fun, fresh start!”

Purchase Divorce Dares on the Burnsy Badges website here

The Ultimate Indignity

Category : Break-Up, Dating, Divorce Rate, Favorite Articles, Financial

Read an article in the Los Angeles Times about the fact that since the economy is getting better, divorce is going up. 

I had heard a while ago that so many people stayed married and living together because they couldn’t sell their home — their biggest asset.  Many of the couples stayed together and waited until they could get a price that made sense for them.  I actually met a woman who lived like that for about a year and a half.  It must have been quite an experience.  She would sort of slide out the backdoor when she had a date and then had to be pleasant when she returned.   Talk about a schizophrenic lifestyle.

Obviously, it’s not love that keeps some married people together.  To read the article in the Los Angeles times click here.

The Five Worst Ways to Get Dumped

Category : Break-Up

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My article was posted on the eHarmony blog. Here is a teaser:

Author Lois Tarter recounts the worst ways to get dumped. The takeaway from this is to never break it off with another person in the following ways. Have some courage, and compassion, to break up with someone face to face if it all possible.

Even the “it’s not you; it’s me” speech is better than these. As the old saying goes, “breaking up is hard to do”…especially if you’re on the receiving end of it. If you’re the one ending the relationship, compassion is key. With that in mind, here are five ways you should never choose to end a relationship.

To read the rest of the article click here.

Sleep Better

Category : Break-Up, Health

You can certainly have a difficult time sleeping when you’re going through a divorce. However, there are some natural things that can help you get a better night’s sleep. In a new article entitled, “3 Nutrients Linked To A Better Night’s Sleep”  some healthy options are offered to help you get more rest. If you’re going through a divorce you’re probably not sleeping well, so this will be helpful information!

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but the U.S. seems to have become a  nation obsessed with pills. If something doesn’t work right, no worries, there’s  a pill for that.

So when we have trouble sleeping, naturally, we go see the doctor for a  prescription. Who cares that we might try to sleepwalk our way behind the wheel of a car? At  least we’re sleeping, right? Wrong!

If you ask me, prescriptions, especially those with severe and dangerous side  effects, should always be a last resort.

To read the rest of the article click here.

Living With Your Ex-Husband

Category : Break-Up, Favorite Articles

One of my Twitter friends Divorced Kat wrote an article on her blog that you should all check out.  The piece is called  ”5 Secrets to Living With My Ex-Husband and Not Killing Him.” Read the article by clicking here!

Vanity Fair’s Best Break-Up Movies

Category : Break-Up, Movies

Vanity Fair released their list of the all time best break-up stories in movies. Check out the article:

As an online companion to Laura Jacobs’s list of the 25 best love stories in film—featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair—we’ve pored over the film archives, polled newly single co-workers, and prowled Match.com’s consolation message boards to counter with the 25 best breakup stories in film. These titles find the beauty, tragedy, and humor in the most miserable heartbreak, provide solace to audience members, and, if nothing else, demonstrate how to most efficiently load a philandering ex’s worldly possessions into his/her car before lighting it on fire. So grab the Kleenex and/or lighter fluid, and join us in reviewing what we consider to be the 25 best films with which to pair a pint of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, in no particular order.

To read the entire article click here.

Jane Lynch Talks About her Divorce

Category : Break-Up, Celebrity, Children

Jane Lynch ended her 3 year marriage to Lara Embry and it’s great to see that there are no bad feelings. Lynch said recently on Larry King Now,  ”It’s not dramatic. It’s not a horrible thing. It’s something that we’re dealing with. It’s two people who just decided it’s better to go apart than stay together.”

Many couples seem to grow apart and it seems to be what happened to them.

Lynch also said, ”All’s good. We have a little girl – she has a little girl who’s very dear to me. She’s 10, and she’s doing great … We have to remain adults, which we have. We keep everybody’s – especially Haden’s – good in our mind.”

Michael Moore Files for Divorce

Category : Break-Up, Celebrity

Michael Moore filed for divorce from his wife of twenty one years. Moore stated, ”There remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”

It seems the couple drifted apart. They were both from Flint, Michigan and have worked together in various productions. They have no children.

To read more about their divorce click here.

Don’t Make Break-Up Mistakes

Category : Break-Up, Your Tango

Are you making break-up mistakes? In my latest article for YourTango I offer a list of mistakes that you can’t afford to repeat after your break-up.

Break-ups can be upsetting for both people involved.  While the two of you may be ready to move on, change can be a tough thing for people to deal with.  Many of us make similar break-up mistakes as we make an attempt to move forward. We often look to the past because it represents a comfort zone.

If you recently broke up with someone, here are five break-up mistakes you should avoid. If you do, you will get over your ex faster!

To read the rest of my article click here.

How to Enjoy the Summer While Getting Divorced

Category : Break-Up, Friends and Divorce, Happiness, Health

If you are going through a divorce, you can’t let it take over your life. It’s time to enjoy summer and my latest article for The Huffington Post has some suggestions on you can have fun! Pass this article along to anyone you know who is going through a divorce. Thanks!

While everyone hopes for a quick divorce settlement, it can drag on and take over your time, mind and emotions. It’s up to you to “divorce your divorce.”  It’s inevitable for it to go on, but you can’t let it take over your life.  If you have children, you can’t be in a bad mood around them.  If you are working, you can’t act upset or depressed at the office. When the divorce affects your daily life, you have to do your best to keep it in the correct prospective. It may sound difficult to do, but when you set your mind to it you will be pleased at how much better you will feel. By not letting your divorce take over your life, you can move forward more quickly.

The divorce will eventually be completed and if you don’t live your life during the divorce process, you will look back and be mad at yourself. So how do you live your life during a divorce? Here are seven ways to help you divorce your divorce and enjoy summer.

To read the rest of the article click here.