September 4, 2013
Take this quick quiz and you'll know if you're ready to dive into dating.
Everybody is different and no one answer will be right for everyone.
This five-question quiz will let you know if you’re ready to start dating again or not.
- Do you want to date because your ex is?
This is what I call the “me too” reason to start dating. It is not a good reason.
Just because your ex has chosen to move on doesn’t mean you’re ready, too. Everybody heals and gets over a past relationship at a different rate.
Allow yourself the time you need to feel more like you before you start dating again.
- Can you talk about anything else besides your breakup?
If you find most of your conversations revolve around your breakup, your ex or how much you miss being in a relationship, then you are not ready to date. You are still grieving the loss of your relationship.
Your friends, family and divorce professionals are the best people to help you through your grief – not some person you just met on Match.com.
“It’s better to make sure you are past your breakup before you start dating.”
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July 30, 2013
More than 350,000 family abductions occur in the U.S. each year, nearly 1,000 per day. 1,000 children abducted by a parent, a relative every day! On November 2, 1987, I lost my two children to such an abduction by their father. Monica was almost six years old; David was one and half. I had never known or heard of anyone who had had a child abducted either by a family member or non-family individual(s). I did not know where to turn or what to do. What I fervently did know was I would find and be with my children no matter the obstacles. Above all, I vowed I would never give up hope.
During the almost thirteen years it took for me to locate and reunite with Monica and David, my journey had many twists, turns, and often heartbreaking dead-ends. For a long time, I was unable to look at or touch my children’s toys and clothes that had been left behind. I would drive by the school where Monica had attended kindergarten and I would start to cry. A child in a stroller would remind me of David.
There were numerous calls to and conversations with local, state, and Federal law enforcement, and…
Read more: Love, Patience, And Always Hope