The plans you made with them are now avoidable memories you’ll never experience.
I don’t smile because things are perfect. I smile because, for a painfully long time, they weren’t.
I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military can not—and will not—leave him.
No, I don’t hide my success because it is not just mine to hide. It’s my partner’s. It’s my mother’s. It’s my friends’.
Surveying the apartment, I can see that we were lucky, once. We had our love, once.
I’ll always remember the moment I met my partner. It was the moment I realized that some rules, especially first date rules, are meant to be broken.
I am a better woman because I went through the experience of dating a man who was going through a divorce.
And because I wasn’t a virgin – in fact, very far from it – when I met my now partner and the father of my one year old son, I am able to give my partner more of me.
However, my thank you’s are as rare as his because, honestly, if we sat around patting ourselves on the back for being equal partners in parenthood, nothing would get done.
“Old” love looks like greasy hair after two days of skipped showers.
If we are to demand equality of the sexes, then we must demand better for women AND men.
Because there isn’t a parent in the world that is perfect, but my son’s father is the perfect parent for him.
My partner and I don’t see eye-to-eye on every parenting decision. But there is one parenting choice we completely agree on, and that is what to teach our son about sex.
My son’s father will come first because without him, we wouldn’t have our son.
Teaching your children that self-worth or self-love or self-sufficiency, aren’t important in a relationship, is worse than divorce.
If we want fathers to be active participants in the lives of their children, we need to include them in the conversations leading up to that child’s birth.