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Why Does The Narcissist Emotionally And Psychologically Abuse Others?

If you’ve ever suffered narcissistic abuse, you’ll spend a lot of time trying to understand what makes a narcissist tick. Why they behave the way they do, why did you fall prey to your narcissist? Read...
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The Fear Of Dying Alone Kept Me In An Unhappy Marriage

“I don’t want to die alone,” I mutter to myself as I sweep the kitchen floor in my new home. These words represent my greatest fear.

It’s a Saturday morning, and I am alone. A loud silence rings in my home. It's a silence formed by my son, who is not here. There isn’t an iPad blaring with cartoons on Netflix or Hulu. The only noise is a broom raking across a linoleum floor. The sink is filled with pots and pans, remnants of a recent dinner. Alongside the casserole dishes and saucepans is a solitary plate. 

In my new home, I am alone half the time. 

The other half of my time is spent with my child. He isn’t responsible for my happiness. I want to watch him grow up, find independence, and learn to fly. I never want my fears to hold him back. 

He watched as his father and I finalized our divorce in December. He'd started splitting his time between two houses in July, when I moved in with my mother.

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Why I Brag About My Divorce

While I don’t introduce myself as “Hi I’m Nisha, and I’m divorced,” I do reveal this fact relatively quickly; actually, I brag about it.

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Here’s The Right Way To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce

Talk about a tricky conversation — announcing you want a divorce is not something any of us look forward to.

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Why We Should Keep Talking About Divorce​

Divorce is so common. This commonality does not make it easier, nor does it mean the emotions behind it easily subside. Let's keep talking about divorce.

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It is natural for memory to gloss over the painful events and emphasize the good ones. You may be viewing your ex through rose-colored glasses.

You Wanted The Divorce But You Still Miss Your Ex

It is natural for memory to gloss over the painful events and emphasize the good ones. You may be viewing your ex through rose-colored glasses.

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Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

I Gave Up On My Marriage So I Could Save Myself

Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

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We’ve normalized divorce nastiness.

Why Is Our Default Response To Divorce Nastiness?

We’ve normalized divorce nastiness. Anger and conflict have become the default response to going through a divorce. It's not a good thing.

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