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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid

“I need for him to face the consequences of what he has done.” I vocalized those words to my parents when we first discovered that my husband had committed marital embezzlement and felony bigamy. Those words were the driving force behind my decision to contact the police about his actions. I expressed those words throughContinue reading “I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid”

Why Refusing to Admit to a Mistake Can Be the Worst Mistake You Make

My proudest teacher moment this year came in the form of a Christmas note from a student – “You taught us that it’s okay not to be ‘perfect’ and that is how we learn…from our mistakes.” I used to have a really hard time admitting that I made a mistake. I would endure the repercussionsContinue reading “Why Refusing to Admit to a Mistake Can Be the Worst Mistake You Make”

I Screwed Up

One of the traits I most admire in my now-husband is his willingness to admit when he screws something up. I shared this image with him a few months back: His response? “I must be brilliant then because I always look foolish.” Which he doesn’t. But he also doesn’t try to hide it when heContinue reading “I Screwed Up”

When Am I Ever Gonna Use This?

“When am I ever gonna use this?” As an eighth-grade algebra teacher, I hear this refrain at least once a week. It’s a difficult question to answer. I mean, when is the last time that your employer asked you to factor a polynomial or prove two polygons congruent? The truth is that most of usContinue reading “When Am I Ever Gonna Use This?”

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