Many First Dates

I didn't let my first (very bad) experience in the dating world sour me from continuing to try.  I decided to keep at it in the hopes that there might be some nice, normal man out there that would be worth spending time with.  I went on a few first dates that didn't go anywhere. … Continue reading Many First Dates

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My First Date After Divorce

When I first started talking to people on the online dating apps I was very clear about my intentions.  I had just gotten out of a very unhealthy marriage and I was looking to meet people to spend time with, but I was not looking for anything serious.  My children would always come first and … Continue reading My First Date After Divorce

Adventures in Online Dating

If you've been following my blog then you know that up until this point my stories have been those of an abusive relationship in which I lost myself and dissolved into a person I didn't recognize.  Those moments still pop up frequently and John is still an aggressive, angry man.  But it's been a year … Continue reading Adventures in Online Dating

The Second Time I Called the Police

I was convinced that once I was able to gain some space from John I would finally start to feel safe. In my fantasies of what it would be like without him lurking behind every corner I turned, I was finally able to breathe freely and deeply again without the constant fear I had felt … Continue reading The Second Time I Called the Police

Mandated Reporters

Because I am a teacher, I know the ins and outs of what happens at a school.  I also know the legal requirements and the rationale behind them.  One of those requirements is that anyone who works with children is considered a "mandated reporter" by DCF.  This means that if they suspect any type of … Continue reading Mandated Reporters