About

My name is Jennifer, I’m from a small town in Surrey, England and met the first “love of my life” while I was in high school. We were together since I was 16 and married when I was 22, a few short months after the wedding we made the trip across the Atlantic ocean to sunny Miami.

Living on south beach was quite a blast for the first year, almost too much so! I think I was rather relieved to find out I was pregnant with my beautiful daughter while visiting family at home Christmas 2006.

After that life was blissful, I stayed home with the baby practiced daily mommy and me yoga, went shopping and took care of the home and my family. just after my daughter turned one we were blessed with the news that we were expecting again and my son was born 9 months later.

Life resumed, a lot more work was involved in caring for two very young children and we had moved to a very beautiful but expensive house on Miami beach. My husband was traveling a lot and both of us could no longer relate to the others life. Loneliness in marriage is one of the most hopeless and devastating feelings and I think we were both experiencing it. 10 days after my eldest turned 3, shocking betrayal came to light on both parts and we decided to separate.

Since then there has been a lot of ups and downs, my ex lost his job along with our visas, I began working full-time, we lost the house and pretty much started life from the beginning again.

Everyone has their own story of loss when it comes to divorce, each one is entirely different. It’s an amazing thing because despite the differences in situations whether you are rich, poor, young, old, we all share such a profound experience. it’s almost as if we have been in the trenches together, we completely understand each others burden because we are all in the same boat.

The other and most important thing we share is the understanding that whatever life throws at us we can handle it. Maybe not even just handle it but totally kill it! We’re awesome, we never knew we had this strength when we were married but now we do we can totally exploit it. We also share a strong ambition to be the best parents possible and make decisions that positively affect our children and ourselves for the rest of our lives.

This blog is to bring us together, through the silly mistakes and big wins my hope is to help each other improve and organize our lives so we have time to cherish every moment we can of this fleeting life.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,
    You may or may not remember me but I also grew up in the same town as you and went to the same school as you for many years.
    I share the same experiences as you (except Miami) I married at 23 and had three children, the youngest if which is 18 weeks old. My husband left me for a woman he works with when I was pregnant with my baby and I was a single parent with three children under 6, one of which has varying disabilities.
    My husband leaving me I can get over as I realise now all we had in common was the children, it is the betrayal I cannot get past.
    I hope you are well and I look forward to reading more of your blogs.
    Caroline Lait xx

    • Hey Caroline,

      I’m so sorry you’re going through so much, it’s definitely an incredibly rough rough ride!! I have friends who had the same while they were pregnant and the only upside seems to be that at least you know early on so the kids won’t remember much of it. Betrayal definitely is the hardest aspect, I think that releasing anger and hurt in a productive way seems almost bloody impossible, especially when you have kids running around and little sleep!
      Thank you so much for your support it’s always nerve wracking putting yourself out there! If you ever need to chat just message me on FB, it’s really lovely to hear from you xxxxx

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