Tag: divorce

The First Baby

Our marriage was already failing when this picture was taken. We went on a road trip to northern Michigan, stopping at the special spots marked on the map, unpacking ourselves from the car and from our long uncomfortableness. Every mile was futile. Some couples can… Continue Reading “The First Baby”

For the Divorcing Person

I’ve only been divorced once. It was enough. Here’s what I learned. Life goes on. The grass grows. The children grow. Bills are due. Holidays happen. The year passes. Then another one. Nothing goes on pause while you figure it out. You will be… Continue Reading “For the Divorcing Person”

From One to One of Many

I watch from afar. A grandmother does that. But as I watch, I remember the formation of my own family. I remember when my own daughter went from being one to one of many. She was graceful and helpful about it but looking back… Continue Reading “From One to One of Many”

Point the Way

I like trees with style. And they’re so rare. We found this one on a short walk on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Years ago, there was a path down the bluff, a road actually that the local police used to surprise midnight partiers,… Continue Reading “Point the Way”

Lady Godiva

The landlord gave me thirty days. The letter came out of the blue. In the mail. An official letter with a return receipt attached that I had to sign so the mailman could tell the sender that I’d gotten the letter, held it in… Continue Reading “Lady Godiva”

Some Things Can’t Be Explained

Tonight, my ex-husband showed up in my Facebook feed as one of the “People you may know.” It said, too, that we had one friend in common. Yes, we do. She has children of her own now, our grandchildren. To have him show up… Continue Reading “Some Things Can’t Be Explained”

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