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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: One Day

Love Song for the Newly Divorced

January 21, 2023 · 11 Comments

Jennifer Harman: When parents turn children into weapons, everybody loses

Domestic abuse can involve one parent using a child as a weapon against the other parent, which harms the child in immense ways. My research has identified how these dynamics play out and examines the damage.

September 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jose A. Alcantara: Divorce

He has flown headfirst against the glass
and now lies stunned on the stone patio,
nothing moving but his quick beating heart.

June 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

Jocelyn Elise Crowley: Baby boomers are divorcing for surprisingly old-fashioned reasons

At first, Kathy, 53 years old, spoke to me calmly, but as the minutes ticked away, her voice started to crack. Her husband had a long-standing problem with alcohol. The … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Adrian Blevins: Portrait of my X

I met him nearly twenty years ago in an early morning college yard and in all this time he has changed very little. Nothing about being alive exasperates me more … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 10 Comments

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