Tina's Story

A Little Pep Talk

My sister sent me a little card that I keep on my desk as a reminder.  I also bring it with me to court– it stays in my pocket with a few other “reminders”. A Little Pep Talk (author unknown) Repeat after me: I am strong. I am special. I can do anything. Sometimes like… Read More A Little Pep Talk

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

By all outward appearances, he was normal.  His appearance and the image that he portrays has been the biggest challenge through this court process. About a year ago, I was sitting in Starbucks working on my laptop.  There were three older men at the table next to me shooting the breeze– they were talking about… Read More Looks Can Be Deceiving

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Another Missed Visitation

This weekend was suppose to be my X’s weekend with the children.  He refused to comply with the orders as they are written even after being lectured by the attorney representing my daughters.  The result: visitation cancelled. I made the decision to cancel Saturday’s visitation for non-compliance and gave him the chance to see the… Read More Another Missed Visitation

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In My Perfect World

I received a very kind and heartfelt email from a friend who read my blog today for the first time.  Then she asked me a good question– “In your perfect world– what do you want?  What is your desired custody arrangement if the court stepped aside and you were in control?” Great question. In my… Read More In My Perfect World

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Narcissism

Today I found an article that could have been written about my marriage and divorce.  It was titled, “Help!  I am Divorcing a Narcissist” .  I actually researched the author on Twitter to learn more.  I felt like there was someone out there who summed up the past ten years.  It really hit me hard.… Read More Narcissism