If you think your custody battle was tough then I will kindly direct you to the story of Tanaha Koontz. The mother of three and former prostitute based in St. Petersburg, Florida says that she found herself without virtually any rights to her babies after her husband yelled “whore!” in court proceedings. But Tanaha alleges that it was her abusive husband who was sex trafficking her to begin with, pimping her out after losing his job. Unable to recover her children so far, Tanaha is now raising funds to tell her story — and that of many other women like her. A documentary that she hopes to entitle “Whoremom.” More
There was one winter we lived for months with no gas, meaning we didnât have central heat, because we didnât have the money to get it reconnected. Meanwhile, my mom was working through the emotions of a failed marriage and had no one to talk to.
She and I have always been close, and so she turned to me to vent her worries and frustrations about money or my dad. I didnât have the words at the time to tell her that she was giving me a burden my small shoulders werenât strong enough to bear. More
As regular readers of my posts know, I have two different children from two different fathers and I have never tied the knot. I CHOOSE to live MY life as a non-wife. But what makes me so furious that I want to actually throw my laptop across the room are when readers have the nerve to call my children âillegitimate,â a word I havenât ever uttered. Ever.
If anyone came up to me and said, âYour children are BASTARDS and illegitimate,â I would punch them in the face and gladly take the jail time. More
It was only handful of years ago that every news outlet and your mom were buzzing about open marriages. You know, the whole “Do Open Marriages Work?” and “Is Open The Answer toÂ Infidelity?” So circa 2010. But the new type of relationship that is allegedly making the word “weird” fall from people’s lips is the highly illusive “commuter marriage.” More
Despite her marital advice on squabble-diffusingÂ blowjays, Gwyneth Paltrow says that her marriage to Chris Martin can be pretty tough. Like all relationships as the old adage goes. They may have been together through two kids and nearly 10 years, but it certainly hasn’t been a cake walk. According to Gwyneth, there have been “terrible times” in the Paltrow-Martin household. More
Kalli Atteya deserves a space right next to the famously bad ass mom who dismantled prostitutionÂ rings looking for her abducted daughter. Kalli not only traveled to the ends of the earth looking for her missing son, but she found him. And all it took was two years, a privateÂ investigator, months in disguise, and a motorized cart.
My ex-husband and I are excellent co-parents. We have a great relationship, can make joint decisions together and consider each other friends. He has never offered me some freshly baked cookies, but I am pretty positive that if he did, they would not be laced with meth. But that is exactly what this one guy did in hopes it would screw up his ex-wife’s drug test results, and the worst part is that he ended up drugging his two little kids in the process. More
How pissed would you be if – at six-ish months pregnant — and after getting up to work out early, you waddled into court and found out your ex decided not to show up to court? Damn it, Kim Kardashian — you could’ve gotten an extra 30 minutes on thatÂ elliptical.Â Or maybe added some stuff to your baby registry. Way to eff up your morning. More
His drinking has caused numerous problems for us in our 11 years of marriage. All of which are swept under the rug, and, for me, stored up as resentment towards this, otherwise, pretty awesome guy.
I used to think that I would NEVER get a divorce. And tomorrow I may feel that way again. But today, I am ready for it. Today, I hate my husband and see no change in his behavior in sight. More
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A new study says children of divorced parents are more likely to smoke. I love all of the studies that show how much divorce ruins kids. I’m kidding. I really don’t. I know that divorce is traumatic – but coming from a household with divorced parents that stayed together way too long – I can’t help but think in many cases it’s the best choice for the child. More
Truth be told, I donât feel I need to love them and I havenât let myself even fall in âdeep likeâ with them either. I love their father, but I donât understand stepmothers who profess, âWell, I love my husband so of course I love his children.â I just donât have that bond.
Iâm okay with this. More
I was somewhere in the most recent season of Real Housewives of Atlanta when Porsha Williams had a tense conversation with husband Kordell Stewart.Â He was lecturing her on why she needed to choose between having a baby or a career Ă laÂ Mad Men, while also implying that he would not assist in the childrearing — nor would they be hiring a nanny. I was thinking to myself, “Wow! She’s crying and looks really unhappy. She should totes divorce that guy.”
Turns out that guy is totes divorcing her. More
We’re just a few months shy of the yearÂ anniversaryÂ sinceÂ Tom and Katie divorced in the blink of a news cycle. But already into the second semester of Suri Cruise‘s first year of school, the family is doing just dandy. Like super dandy. Positive post-divorce Katie Holmes Tom Cruise update for all. More