Last week, my hard-drive crashed.  Kaputs.  Off to “Computer Heaven” or hell…it’s debatable.

The timing wasn’t good (when is it ever?!) but technically, its put me out of commission for five days and now I sit here eagerly awaiting a call from my local computer guru.

I tried to assess the situation and find the positives:

  • My dad was here visiting for the weekend so it forced me to “be present” rather than working.
  • Maybe isn’t the Universe’s way of telling me to get a life and stop being so dependent on that little laptop.
  • I’ve learned about the importance of backing up data daily.

The reality:  The demise of my computer coincided with paperwork deadlines for my next court date (February 8, 2012).  I was still able to pull it off– and got up early to complete the needed paperwork and I arrived at the court to file at 8:30am.  The formalities are taken care of and I met the deadlines that were in front of me.  I actually had to handwrite a few things (gasp!) but it’s done.

I am not dependent on the computer for the next stage:

Mental preparation, positive thoughts, lots of prayers, pixie dust and the famous “big girl panties”.

I have a little figurine that sits on my daughter’s dresser.  It says, “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it”.    That’s just what I plan to do.

One Mom’s Battle: Our mission at One Mom’s Battle is to increase awareness of Cluster B personality disorders (Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder) and their impact upon shared parenting and the Family Court System which includes Judges, CPS workers, Guardian ad Litems (GAL), Parenting Coordinators (PC), Custody Evaluators, therapists and attorneys. Education on Cluster B disorders will allow these professionals to truly act in the best interest of the children.

History of One Mom’s Battle: In 2009, One Mom’s Battle began with one mother, (Tina Swithin), navigating the choppy waters of a high-conflict divorce in the Family Court System. Since then, it has turned into a grassroots movement reaching the far corners of the Earth. Tina’s battle spanned from 2009 – 2014 during which time she acted as her own attorney. Ultimately, Tina was successful in protecting her daughters and her family has enjoyed complete peace since October 2014 when a Family Court commissioner called her ex-husband a “sociopath” and revoked his parenting time in a final custody order.

Tina Swithin: Divorcing a narcissist? Tina Swithin’s books are available online at Amazon (print, Kindle or audio format). Each year, Tina offers life-changing weekends of camaraderie and healing at the Lemonade Power Retreat.  Tina also offers one-on-one coaching services and a private, secure forum called, The Lemonade Club, for those enduring high-conflict custody battles.




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