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Parenting

The Misalignment of Love

by Carolyn on October 6, 2010

  This past weekend, I had a poetic family moment. You know, one of those greeting card moments where you visualize a leather bound book opening to a picture of the exact scene you’re sitting in. It was Saturday morning and my husband and I were lounging in bed while our son, who as usual […]

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Have you ever been on an extended vacation to a faraway place?  It’s so exciting.  You anticipate it for weeks.  You think about it all the time in the days leading up to the trip.  And then when you get there, you feel in awestruck by everything!  Everything that’s new.  Everything that’s different.  You enjoy […]

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A Reconciliation

by Carolyn on February 15, 2010

It feels eerily the same as when I was ten. Waiting for a phone call that’s not coming.  Wondering what I did wrong.  Thinking that maybe the last time we talked I wasn’t nice enough, didn’t seem interested enough in his life, or that maybe somehow I upset him.  That internal dialogue is whispering through […]

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Divorce doesn’t hurt? Actually…it does.

by Carolyn on November 20, 2009

Have you ever agreed with someone on a topic only to realize later, after closer consideration that you didn’t agree at all, and you wish wish wish you could go back in time and change your answer? Just me?  Oh. As a guest on the online radio show Coparenting Matters, one of the co-hosts Talibah […]

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The night I got to be Spider-Man

by Carolyn on November 1, 2009

There’s something very special about Halloween for a kid. For me, Halloween has always existed in the upper echelon of holidays, along with birthdays and Christmas.  And not just because of the inevitable sugar high either.  The magic of Halloween lies in the dressing up. I don’t remember what I was every year of my […]

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Alienation can go both ways

by Carolyn on September 22, 2009

I was struck by a blog post this week.  This isn’t where I was planning on going with this second installment on parental alienation syndrome (PAS), but it is completely relevant and I think it brings up some interesting issues surrounding alienation in a family post divorce. The post is from a great blog called […]

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Understanding parental alienation

by Carolyn on September 18, 2009

It’s always amazing to me the insight one gains when they actually experience something.  I truly believe and have said before that with no real point of reference, it’s impossible to really understand something.  You can be empathetic, understanding, critical or disparaging until the day grows long.  But without the actual experience you can’t truly […]

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When oh when does co-parenting end?

by Carolyn on September 12, 2009

I think many co-parents have a bright shiny date in their future that they are waiting for like children on Christmas Eve.  Oh yes, I’m talking about that magical birthday that will signal the removal of so many thorns in their sides.  Although it’s not their own, it’s a birthday that they salivate at the […]

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