The Return of Mom 1.0

My sister and I finally found out where our mom was during the two years she disappeared. [Read more...]

My New Mom, Choppers

Pretty much the first lesson I learned from my new “mom” was Be Afraid. [Read more...]

My Runaway Mom–and Her Surprise Replacement

One minute your mom is there, but you’re dad is gone; the next your dad is back, your mom is gone, and you have a NEW mom. Life. You couldn’t make it up. [Read more...]

My Runaway Mom

One minute you have a mother (and a father, for that matter), and the next moment you don’t. Life can be funny that way. [Read more...]

Woman Just Abused by Husband Writes In

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) I’ve recently been writing on 7 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Relationships. Yesterday morning, in response to What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad [Read More...]

What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad Relationships, Pt. 2

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) I have collected all my posts in this series into a 41-page document, entitled: “Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships (and How To Defeat Each One [Read More...]

Women in Bad Relationships Need Not Fear Fear

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) Last time we identified four fears that often keep women in bad relationships: “Things could always get worse”; “I’ve never been alone”; “Will I ever find another [Read More...]

The Fear Factor: Reason #2 Women Stay in Bad Relationships

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) In From Selfless to Selfish: 1 Reason Women Remain in Bad Relationships and From Selflessness to Selfishness: Go, Xena, Go!, we looked at one reason women too [Read More...]

From Selflessness to Selfishness: Go, Xena, Go!

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) If you saw yourself in yesterday’s description of a woman who stays in a bad relationship because she’s resistant to changing her self-image from Healing Nurturer to [Read More...]

From Selfless to Selfish: 1 Reason Women Remain in Bad Relationships

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) You know how when your driver’s license expires, you put off going to the DMV for so long you end up on “America’s Most Procrastinating”? And why [Read More...]


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