How to Stay Positive Despite Negativity From Your Ex
by Dear DDD

How to Stay Positive Despite Negativity From Your Ex via @divorcedramaDear DDD,

My EX loves to get a rise out of me with his nasty comments. I never fail to expect one of these remarks on a Monday to start my week with negativity and anguish. Not today!! You will not bring me down.

I have been the one filling out school forms, making decisions for tutors and doctors, and all other daily decisions for our children. Never a thank you for not bothering him with this stuff, but only criticism towards me and my choices I make. My EX loves to feel important and thinks he is the smartest and the greatest – he truly gets a rise out of criticizing and putting me down.  In the past he knew exactly how to get my blood boiling, always getting a rise out of me by driving me crazy and, like a complete idiot, I let him do this to me. I would get so worked up that I would turn into a complete mess for the rest of the day. (more…)

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How to Know When Your Ex is Lying
by Dear DDD

The art of lying - how to detect when your ex is lying to you. via @divorcedrama

Dear DDD,

There is one thing I clearly remember from taking Psychology 101 – how to detect a liar. My EX makes it really easy for me to remember the key factors of what I learned many years ago. The Art of Lying.

Verbal responses to be aware of:

  • Pay close attention to the person’s use of words and their reaction to your question.
  • Repeating your own words.
  • Repeating the question that was asked when answering the question.
  • The use of stalling tactics, using humor and sarcasm to avoid the subject.
  • The question every liar uses: WHAT??

When I took this course, social media didn’t exist. Social media helps us learn everything Psychology 101 was trying to teach us – how to spot a liar. (more…)

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You’re Nothing but a Blood Sucking…
by Dear DDD
Divorce Drama: Dealing with your Ex, who never has anything nice to say via @divorcedrama
Dear DDD,
I’m EX-hausted!! My EX has called me a lot of things through the years of our divorce battle, but today’s comments take the cake.
The kind words of my EX: “You’re nothing but a blood sucking %#$!@. Find a husband and get out of my life.”
Never a kind word towards me ever comes out of his mouth. Never a thank you for raising his kids 24/7 or for enabeling him to have a life and moving on.

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Divorce Attorney Fees Keep Piling Up
by Dear DDD

Divorce attorney fees keep piling up via @divorcedrama

Dear DDD,

I am so frustrated to think that in 2013 I spent over $12,000 on attorney fees for changes to our child support agreements (and other bullshit). That is approximately $1,000 per month taken out of money that could have been spent on, or saved for, my children. (more…)

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My First Valentine’s Day Alone
by Dear DDD

My first Valentine's Day alone after separating from my husband via @divorcedrama

Dear DDD,

My first Valentine’s Day as a newly separated woman was a difficult time for me. One month prior to Valentine’s Day, my EX and I decided we would try to make our marriage work. Making it work was all I wanted. Both my EX and I contacted our attorneys to put the divorce procedure on HOLD.

We went to speak to a marriage counselor, we listened to the advice given to us and we did everything possible to work out our differences. (more…)

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