Category Archives: relationships

It’s not you, it’s me!

People often scoff at little bits of wisdom handed down from the women in their lives with the phrase “oh that’s just an old wives tale.” The term came about because women’s knowledge was, at one time, less valued than men’s, and certainly a married women, whose whole world consisted of her home, could not […]

Just when you thought you’ve lost sight of hope, it shows up in unexpected places.

Hope has always been one of my very favorite words. Hope signifies the unlimited potential for all that is good in the world; love, joy, happiness, justice. Wikipedia describes hope as “the opposite of despair” or “to desire with the expectation of obtainment.” I like both definitions. In times of despair, hope is what keeps […]

On Relationships & Failure . . .

Someone recently asked me about my failed marriages. This term “failed marriages” angers me as does the term “broken family.” I will not be characterized this way and I will not allow my children’s family to be characterized this way either. We are not broken. We are “custom made.” Yes, I like that much better. […]