The last thing I ever expected out of my otherwise well-planned life was a divorce. I didn't expect my marriage to last just 10 years and to be a single father at 37. Living through the financial impact of divorce has been like watching a tornado destroy what little I had built in my 15 years since finishing college.
If you have a half hour to spare over lunch and want to read a terribly messy story about a couple's five-year divorce battle in court, this is the story for you. It's quite sad, especially for the children involved.
Not too long ago, you grew up relatively wealthy in a nice part of town with lots of family around you. When your parents divorced (which you wholeheartedly supported), there were a few things you didn’t get. And part of that is how your old life started to dissolve from the age of 20. For starters, the families who live so close by? Those relatives want to love you, but it will be hard, because the parent you live with is now Enemy Number One.
Single Mom: I'm 42 years old, divorced, and a single mom of three elementary school-age kids. I work in the administration of a nonprofit. I live in a Maryland suburb of D.C.
When your parents are divorced, you want to make everything as smooth as possible.
The Washington Post has a feature looking at how former NBA star Allen Iverson is doing three years after his last basketball game. It's not good.