The Unique Occurrence of Finding Happiness and Love after Widowhood (and learning to be happy about it)

After you emerge from the grief of widowhood, there is no particular time frame. You don't wake up on day 167 and say, "I'm done grieving." Well, I can't speak for everyone, but in general and in my own personal experience and research, grieving is something that, for some, is never finished.  For others, it… Continue reading The Unique Occurrence of Finding Happiness and Love after Widowhood (and learning to be happy about it)

To All the Guys I Suffer…Endur…Put Myself Through the Misery of Dating

If there was one major thing that I think should be required when you date someone, it should be either the ability to find out from someone else who dated them what the bloody hell is wrong with them. That option not available? Then I think you should get an exit interview. I don't go… Continue reading To All the Guys I Suffer…Endur…Put Myself Through the Misery of Dating

Online Dating: A Never Ending Merry-Go-Round that Just Happens to be On Fire

While I am in the process of writing a book, THAT is fiction. However, the online dating that I "participate" in is far from fiction. As a widow, I certainly never thought that almost seven years ago that I would find myself on my own and eventually seeking out companionship. However, for some people like… Continue reading Online Dating: A Never Ending Merry-Go-Round that Just Happens to be On Fire

The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

When I found myself widowed, overwhelmed, lost and lonely, I was very far from a place of self-awareness and understanding that would enable me to make good choices for myself concerning the people you should choose to have around you. Being suddenly disconnected from the life you'd known for many years and the profound silence… Continue reading The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

Serial Daters, Ghosts and Liars, Oh Myyy!

Ok, now that we are entering something like month 2.5 of online dating, I thought it would be time for a fun update! Be prepared to be amazed, shocked and, well, actually, it's all kind of ridiculous and mundane, but I try to find amusement in everything. So, since my last *fantastic voyage* I mean,… Continue reading Serial Daters, Ghosts and Liars, Oh Myyy!

Online Dating: Trepidation, Excitement and Disappointment all Wrapped up in One Terrifying Package!

Ok, so I learned my lesson. A long, dragged out lesson of misery and WTH have I done kind of lesson, but I'm single again. As a widow, who works at home and has two children still living with me, I don't exactly have a smoking hot social life. I have friends who are or… Continue reading Online Dating: Trepidation, Excitement and Disappointment all Wrapped up in One Terrifying Package!