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Posted by Lisa Johnson on
I am not the kind of person who’s into “stuff.” For special occasions, I like to be taken out to a funky ethnic restaurant, or even better, whisked away for a weekend. Being a December baby, the holidays push right up against my birthday. As I’d already had an awesome getaway earlier that month, I knew that another would be unrealistic, and that was fine. However, when my boyfriend, Chris, started talking about how much I would love my Christmas gift way back in October, I knew he should stop getting his own expectations up. He announced...
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Posted by Lisa Johnson on
When I was in the midst of a messy divorce, one of the things my lawyer said to do was figure out all of the assets, and a biggie, he explained, was jewelry. I was told to carefully go through what I had, make a list, and figure out an estimated value of its worth. My wedding ring was a simple gold band, and I hadn’t worn it in so long that I couldn’t even remember where it was. My ex had gotten lucky: I was young and naive when we met, and had not made a big deal...
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Posted by Michael Barry on
I found myself (not so) suddenly single – technically, “without a partner” is more accurate – in the summer of 2014. Those who have gone through something similar know about all of the stress that goes along with a rather ugly end to a marriage that lasted more than a decade. It was a deep shock to my system, without question the worst thing I had ever had to deal with in my life, though I would soon come to see that it was better than continuing to struggle in a relationship that had become severely toxic. I was...
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