Category Archives: Hold my beer and watch this

Being divorced is their essence, but don’t label them.

My own divorce story is woven into many posts usually as part of my commentary at the end of each post. I have, however written a few posts specifically about my journey which I’ve always seen in my mind as … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Can't keep a man, Divorce, Grey Divorce, Having it all, Hold my beer and watch this, Marriage, selling divorce, Status of marriage, You can't make this stuff up | 118 Comments

Suckers

As I explained in A long term commitment to selling divorce, the media has been selling “gray divorce” as empowerment to boomer women for nearly a decade, using a highly misleading narrative. Fortunately few women (statistically) are actually taken in … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Grey Divorce, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, Professional Divorcee, Rebellion, selling divorce, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 51 Comments

A disappointing return to the strip mining pit.

The Daily Mail has an article about a 53 year old new divorcée named “Claire” who learned the hard way that her fantasy of divorce empowerment was just a fantasy.  Claire of course didn’t ditch her boring loyal dude in … Continue reading

Posted in Choice Addiction, Daily Mail, Death of courtship, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood | 172 Comments

She didn’t stick the landing, and she won’t leave the floor.

When Eat Pray Love came out, it appeared that Elizabeth Gilbert had successfully navigated her way through steps 1-8 of having it all.  But to succeed in this game of serial monogamy a woman needs to stick the landing.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Cracks in the narrative, Denial, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Having it all, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, selling divorce, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 90 Comments

Not like the movies.

Huffington Post Divorce warns its readers that dating after divorce tends to be a letdown in The 11 Worst Pick Up Lines Divorcés Have Ever Heard: Thinking of jumping back into the dating scene? Prepare yourself for some godawful pickup … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this, Serial Monogamy, You can't make this stuff up | 61 Comments