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Merry Ex-mas from Ex Factors

Christmas, I believe, more than Valentine’s day is a lonely holiday for those living a single life. Every commercial is filled with family, love, gift exchanging and worst of all – happiness. It’s a real kick in the gut if you’re not very happy with your circumstances, are dividing your assets or arguing over who gets the children at what time. Add in grandparents who also want to see children and it’s a regular powder keg where I used to pray for it to just be over. I felt so alone. Waking up on Christmas morning to a silent house and empty tree was painful each year. It just seemed like a full day of reminders that my relationship had failed and I longed for days where I didn’t feel like that.

Here is something that I have mentioned before:

I am still a whole person without that other person.

The commercials with the happy couples don’t define who I am. I am not less because I have less people in my home. Merry Christmas my Ex-Factor friends. I pray that this holiday, no matter what you celebrate, is drama-free and peaceful.

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The Factor of Ex

I was recently prompted to write a paper answering many questions. One of the questions was, why do I want to go into a Health Services field. One of my goals is to help other families deal with a split family in a respectful and decent manner. So many of my own years with my ex was not that way and I have come out the other side of a very long journey to realize that I am certainly not alone. I am certainly no expert and I can only tell you what I have learned over the last 23 years of being a child of divorce, the last 16 years of being an Ex and the last 5 years of being the “new wife” and Step-Parent.

Let’s start talking!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What kinds of topics would you like to start to talk about regarding Divorce, Custody, Children, etc?