This web domain began with the idea of being about recovering from divorce. I'm not forgetting that. My ex-husband was also a good friend. That's not something you get over very quickly, or easily. So this blog has merged with a site I started on Blogger, Romance and Bondage. I think they are a good fit, for me. Whoever finds this is welcome to read. I think it's a good balance to have a blog about romance, sex, and relationships. In my own way, of course. This is my original About page for Divorce Darling. I'm not changing the original message. After the divorce it's time for you to sparkle, darling! If I could give some kind of support to any other woman going through, or just getting to the end of the tunnel with a divorce, I would tell her to sparkle. Don't forget to sparkle. Don't forget how to sparkle. Especially on your worst days, find something that brings the life back into you. Take a day off when you can and go somewhere that brings you peace. Buy yourself something just a bit luxurious, decadent even. Treat yourself even if all you can afford is some cheap sparkly thing at the thrift shop or dollar store. Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mae West and the others had it right. They were feminists before it was political. They were dripping in diamonds, glamorous and they had the attitude of a woman who had found her place in the world and was not too polite to keep it. They could be sexy and sexual at a time when women were not supposed to talk about sex. Somehow they created their own world around them as they wanted it to be. However things were going and however they felt on any particular day, they sparkled on the outside and seeing them, I believed they must sparkle on the inside too. Divorce isn’t a time to be sad for too long. Take what you can get out of it then rebuild your life, better and brighter than ever before. Become your own phoenix, don’t linger in the ashes. Ashes blow away if you let them.