Christmas Isn’t Merry When You’re #Estranged

Christmas Isn’t Merry When You’re #Estranged

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Unmerry Christmas Christmas. It's that time of year when everyone is a little sappier, happier, and love seems to fill the air. It's a time for friends and family, to celebrate the memories of the last year. Yet for many people, Christmas is a time of sadness and of longing. It's a time of mourning relationships gone by and of remembering people who are no longer here. And for some, it's a time that simply reminds them that they've been cast aside by those they love. This will be the second Christmas I am estranged from my two daughters. I know there will be no cards in the mail, no text messages coming from them. They've made the decision that they don't want anything to do with their dad. That's the choice they've…
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Sometimes Victory Is Just Showing Up

Sometimes Victory Is Just Showing Up

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The most super-awesome victory looks like a tiny victory. When I started this morning's post, this isn't at all the subject it was going to be about. Perhaps I'll save that for another edition of the Hot Mess Express podcast (shameless plug...go and subscribe now...trust me, it's awesome). Yet as they say...the best laid plans of mice and men...and I had a, well, not sure you could call it a dialogue, but a conversation with someone over FB this morning that pretty much derailed all that. In the past 18-24 months, more has happened than I think any normal human should ever have to deal with. It's been rumors, innuendo, backstabbing, anger, bitterness, and hurt feelings all around. I've been just as guilty as others. Top that off with having one…
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