She is quiet. Driving. Staring straight ahead with the intensity of an Everest ascend.

I am quiet, too. My eyes are wandering aimlessly between the windshield and the rear-view mirror as if I could see in pitch-black darkness. Nothing to let on that just a minute ago, a...

The alienation wasteland is where days like today go to die. Futile. Unremarkable. Even unmemorable, despite their anguish – because there is already so much anguish that it no longer marks time.

Today is the fifth day my partner and I have spent dealing with something...

This is an uneventful morning as we gear up for our workday, so we are barely through our first coffee.

            Our kids, who we pick up tonight, have been invited to a birthday party. We were going to take them straight there after our pick-up time, but the party g...

December 25, 2016

It is safe to say that for most people, winter holidays are a happy time of the year: it is effortlessly festive, it breaths joy, it smells enchanting and tastes delicious. And whether you have loved ones to share it with or, everybody is in their best mood: family sus...

December 21, 2016

The holidays. A time for cheer. A time for laughter. A time for family traditions. But what happens when those traditions are different now that you’re divorced? What happens when the kids are ambivalent at best about coming over because of how they have been poisoned...

December 21, 2016

I am a step-mom to two children that have for over a decade been pawns in a venomous parental alienation schemes.

          I have cultivated quite a bouquet of symptomatic fears. If I let my ‘alienation guard’ down, most morph into unruly phobias at the slight provocat...

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