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Car shopping continues tomorrow

Things have been as unpleasant as even when buying a car, but the finish line is in sight. As long as nothing else happens to add to the complexity and hassle I should be…

Wait a minute. The car I was going to trade in. Belle’s name is still on the title too…

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I hope one day to be able to watch “Up” again.

I saw it in the middle of my separation and move towards divorce. Belle and I always talked about growing old together, so all the stuff with Carl and Ellie had an extra layer of heavy for me beyond what was already there.

And a talking dog that helped Carl as he journeyed towards a “new adventure.” I may have yelled “REALLY?! ARE YOU FRIGGIN’ KIDDING ME?!” in the theater.

Ag

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Yesterday's New Ducky Post From "Well, That's Just Ducky!:

Hi, friends!

We were really happy with the post this week. It conveys the same tone as we’re going for with the book. So it’s a good week to introduce people to "Well That’s Just Ducky!"

You know. If you wanna’. 

And if they head over this week they’ll see our most recent video and updates on the book! Imagine their enjoyment!!

:-)

Thanks for the support, everyone!

Ag & Ducky

Sep 9

We just passed our goal at indiegogo…

and Belle is the one who took us over the top.

Yeah. I might be teary right now.

Ag

Hold That Thought: To My Friend Going Through Divorce.

Lots of people found value in my divorce posts. I found value in sharing them. Here’s a link to one that someone reblogged and a response from me to the well meaning person who fell into a trap that lots of well meaning people do.

wellthatsjustgreat:

Ten Things To Know:

  1. It sucks ass.
  2. You are stronger than you realize and can get through this.
  3. Point Two does not in any way change Point One.
  4. Getting divorced is horrible. Being divorced is much better. Keep reminding yourself that.
  5. You will be surprised at how…

I’m glad when anyone finds anything I write to be of value. Share all you want. Thank you.

But…

If you know someone going through a divorce please be sensitive and avoid saying that you understand because you’ve also gone through a break up.

Divorce has everything that is bad about a breakup, plus lawyers, and the real threat of financial ruin, and the likely loss of a home, and separation from children (or dogs if you have been smart enough to avoid pregnancy and adopt dogs because they’re like, you know, in every way better than children) and a loss of identity on a much larger scale.

And you never have to be reminded by tumblr posts that say “When I Get Married For The First Time It Will Be For The LAST Time!” that some people in society view you as a failure and a bad person.

And you never think, “This person I just met seems really wonderful. I hope they don’t run when I tell them I broke up with someone once.”

I am not trying to minimize anyone’s pain. But there are things specific to divorce that make it a unique type of ass sucking fuck shittery.

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:


My Blackberry this morning.
I have a lot going on in the next 24 hours. Didn’t want to forget either important life event.
Ag


Looking back at four years of Well That’s Just Great, this post seemed to nicely encapsulate my 2010 content. 

Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

My Blackberry this morning.

I have a lot going on in the next 24 hours. Didn’t want to forget either important life event.

Ag

Looking back at four years of Well That’s Just Great, this post seemed to nicely encapsulate my 2010 content. 

Ag

Mar 2

Hmmm. I have to get up at 4:00 am to run a half marathon. It’s 10:00 pm now. My anxiety and depression have been flaring up. I think now is a good time to get on the Internet and restart all the work I’ve been avoiding with refinancing the house to get Belle off the mortgage. Yup. I’ll get to think about my divorce, have to fill out confusing forms with information that I’ll feel stupid for not knowing, discover expenses I never considered, and become gripped with crippling self loathing. Yeah. Sounds like a good idea.

- Me, about an hour and a half ago. Because I’m an idiot.

ARE YOU MARRIED?

Anonymous

Sincere Response: I was. I’m not.

Ag Style Response: STOP YELLING AT ME!!!!!!

Oct 1

Headed to jury duty.

And I am not one of those folks who complains about doing my civic duty. If I’m needed, cool. I know the whole “sitting around and waiting” thing will drive me up a wall, but it is what it is.

And while I’m not looking forward to driving over an hour to get to the courthouse, it does allow me the opportunity to return to the place where my divorce was finalized, so, you know, good memories.

Good memories.

Ag

Hold That Thought: To My Friend Going Through Divorce.

wellthatsjustgreat:

Ten Things To Know:

  1. It sucks ass.
  2. You are stronger than you realize and can get through this.
  3. Point Two does not in any way change Point One.
  4. Getting divorced is horrible. Being divorced is much better. Keep reminding yourself that.
  5. You will be surprised at how…

I’m glad when anyone finds anything I write to be of value. Share all you want. Thank you.

But…

If you know someone going through a divorce please be sensitive and avoid saying that you understand because you’ve also gone through a break up.

Divorce has everything that is bad about a breakup, plus lawyers, and the real threat of financial ruin, and the likely loss of a home, and separation from children (or dogs if you have been smart enough to avoid pregnancy and adopt dogs because they’re like, you know, in every way better than children) and a loss of identity on a much larger scale.

And you never have to be reminded by tumblr posts that say “When I Get Married For The First Time It Will Be For The LAST Time!” that some people in society view you as a failure and a bad person.

And you never think, “This person I just met seems really wonderful. I hope they don’t run when I tell them I broke up with someone once.”

I am not trying to minimize anyone’s pain. But there are things specific to divorce that make it a unique type of ass sucking fuck shittery.

Ag