Author Archives: journeybesideme

Anger Scares Me

I recently found my limit of anger and it scared me. My insides turned, my instinct was to remove myself from the situation and get out. It was a Wednesday night and I had just come from volunteering with an … Continue reading

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He Makes Me Feel Inadequate

That word kept flying around in my head after having dinner with my former husband, Mark and my son, Alex. Alex had just gotten back from his third-grade campout and I thought it was a good idea to invite Mark … Continue reading

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Parenting and Divorce

One universal thing I’ve learned about parenting…it’s not easy. And yet it has been my greatest teacher. Now add a divorce in the mix and it gets even more complicated. My former husband, Mark and I have disagreed on our … Continue reading

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Is a good deed still a good deed if the motivation behind it is for personal benefit?

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Do We All Get Antsy In Life?

I was able to get together with someone I worked with 13+ years ago recently. It really got me thinking about my life, where I’ve been, what I’ve done, what I loved about that old job of 15 years, what … Continue reading

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Here We Go Round Again

I have been dealing with neck pain for two years now. It was a year ago on April 1 when I felt a lightning bolt go through my body and I knew I had a very serious neck issue that … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Kiss Just to Kiss?

I love kissing. I admit it. When I’m dating I like to say hello to my partner with a kiss, say goodbye with a kiss and hopefully there’s some kissing in between. Lots of it, as far as I’m concerned. … Continue reading

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My Name is Kristin and I am Passive Aggressive.

I feel like I’m at an AA meeting when I say that. I recently observed myself being passive aggressive with this woman I’m now dating. I was so aware I was doing it in the moment. It felt horrible and … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Last night I had a conversation with my friend about the names she calls people (including me). I’m not used to being around people that use what I consider derogatory terms toward another. So when she called me a dork … Continue reading

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I Prefer Uptown Funk But Sometimes You’re Just in a Funk

I realized the other day when meeting with my therapist I was officially in a funk. It wasn’t until I started talking that it really hit me. I knew there were certain things bothering me but didn’t realize all the … Continue reading

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