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7 Areas to Downsize During Divorce

One of the most gut-wrenching sensations during divorce is to be by yourself in what was the marital home. It’s a different type of alone than the kind that comes […]

Out With the Old; In With the New

When my parents divorced, my mom elected to stay in the house so that I could continue to live in the same neighborhood and attend the same school. It may […]

Directions: First Close, Then Open

Those are the directions on the housewarming gift I’m leaving for Brock this morning. In a few hours we close on the new house. Needless to say, there hasn’t been much […]

Life Flipper

My best friend not only gave me a place to stay after my divorce (Wanted: The Ronald McDonald House for the Recently Separated), she also provided me with the best […]

Provider

We received news yesterday that our bid on the house was not accepted. I was disappointed, but not surprised. I suppose in a way, I was even relieved since I […]

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry up. So we put in an offer on the house last night. It was a crazy scramble getting everything in place. Brock and I both worked with the mortgage […]

Gotta Have Faith

This house crush is proving to be an emotional affair. We saw the house this morning. There were no fatal flaws. Just great big spaces and bigger questions. We were […]

I Have a Crush

I first caught a glimpse of him online last night. The description was brief, but the pictures drew me in instantly. I was hooked. I dreamed of him last night, […]

The Marshmallow Test

In the Stanford marshmallow experiment, young children were placed alone in a room with a single marshmallow. They were told that if they left the marshmallow alone until the experimenter […]

Broken Windows

I need to fix my broken windows. Not literal windows, luckily, since it’s been snowing for the past two days in Atlanta, but metaphorical windows. The types of fractured panes […]

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