We are responsible for their well-being and daily survival.Hidden under the layers of responsibility lie our own needs, which resurface as we disengage from our identity as a married woman.
Since my separation three and half years ago, I've noticed a growing number of my contemporaries (in their early to mid-30s) join the force of divorcees.
Recently, several of my freshly divorced friends have confided in me about their struggles.
It is important for her to feed her needs, even if they are primal.
Emojis have nothing on the emotional forecast of a woman who has weathered a divorce.
We listen and listen, but who is there to listen to us?
It is a simple action -- to be silent and give attention to object of your affection. Some of us haven't had meaningful or passionate sex in years.It will mean more to her than any words could ever express. I've heard it over and over again from my friends and other women in the same boat -- we need and want sex, lots of it; not with lots of people, with someone who we love and trust.After the day is over and she's tended to everyone else's needs, she will want to express her sensual side and be passionate.This piece is also dedicated to all of the single mothers who will hopefully read this and know they are not alone in their needs and desires.There are men out there who will embrace you and your children without hesitation, and they will see it as a blessing. My 19-year-old self thawed in the middle of Single-town, expected to assume the role of a 31-year-old eligible bachelorette with an A-game. I spent the entire decade of my 20s hibernating in the cave of accelerated adulthood -- planning a wedding, building a home, getting pregnant, having miscarriages, getting pregnant again, breastfeeding, home making and child-rearing.We have undergone massive life shifts from single-hood to married life, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding; enduring radical changes to our bodies and minds.