The articles which most caught our readers’ attention in 2017.
From narcissists, discovering valuable lessons after divorce, loving toxic men and affairs, we’ve chosen the best of DivorcedMoms from 2017 for you.
DivorcedMoms 12 Most Popular Articles Of 2017
These are the ways in which narcissistic men are different from the rest. Watch out for any
of these behaviors or mental patterns, and you’ll be able to protect your heart from the wrong
If you’ve been left, hopefully, you’ve learned that healing and doing the needed work to
rebuild your life is completely up to you.
A toxic man will maneuver himself quickly to earn your trust and obtain your personal power.
This is why you will allow the abuse, will compromise you and forsake you – because to him that
what love is.
When my marriage ended I was fearful of being alone. I was more alone being married.
I am happy and I am finally at peace with myself. I have my freedom from constant approval.
My life has changed but so have I. I had the attitude to change my status quo and I am proud
of that accomplishment.
I fell hard and fast and I had never felt so seen or heard before. There was a passion and a
connection between us that I had never felt before, but now that I’ve had that, I didn’t know
how to live without it.
As I rapidly head towards mediation and hopefully (fingers and toes crossed) finalizing our
divorce, I have made a list of things that could drive me crazy throughout this miserable
process. But I have realized that if I look at the problem from a parent/toddler viewpoint
rather than husband/wife perspective, I know I can remain calm and keep carrying on.
For some reason, my ex had a fire burning deep in his belly to make me suffer financially,
physically and emotionally for our divorce… even though he was the one who asked for it.
And what made it worse was he could care less if our kids suffered too.
Have you been there? The dutiful husband who one day decides he wants a divorce. Out
of the blue, he wants out and, after years of a loving marriage, you are the root of all evil
in his life.
Many times its much easier to focus on all the things that change (for the worse) when you
get divorced and become a single mom. Things do change but you have the power to change
the narrative and make it work for you. Being positive despite the odds involves being intentional
about the process but you can do it.
There is a belief among those who were able to come through a divorce fairly unscathed that
those of us who didn’t handle our situations poorly, that if we had worked a bit harder we also
could be going out to dinner with our ex and taking “family” vacations and experiencing a “peaceful divorce.”
While I was married to my ex, I pulled the majority of the weight when it came to housework
and child-related responsibilities. Our son was born with some complicated medical needs.
In those times, I don’t think my children’s father could have named their doctors or teachers
at gunpoint, let alone described their daily routines, preferences, and needs.
I was busy chasing after 2 little kids, who were 15 months apart. I didn’t put much thought
into what was going on in the big picture of my life. I didn’t stop and analyze how my husband
was systematically separating me from my friends and family. How isolated I had become.
How I had stopped pursuing my dreams because my husband disapproved of them.