Advice & Why I Am Glad To Get A Divorce

It is Thursday and that means it is time for Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop.  I haven’t done this in awhile because none of her prompts seemed like something I could write about but this week there are two of them that I want to write about.  So here goes nothing hope you all enjoy this edition of the Writers Workshop.
The Prompts:

1.) 10 Reasons why you’re better off without him….or her….or it.

  1.  Less drama
  2. Less fighting
  3. I no longer have to feel bad if I don’t feel like talking to him that day.
  4. I don’t have to be around his dog!!!!! (His dog is dumber than a bag of rocks!)
  5. Not worried about what he is doing and who he is talking to.
  6. Don’t have to check in with him
  7. Couldn’t trust him after what he did on Christmas in 2008
  8. I only have to worry about me and my cats
  9. I actually get to spend a little bit of my check
  10. I am not always worried about paying his creditors and how we are going to stay above water for another month.

2.) Brea from Tomika’s Treasure Trove wants your advice: Quick question. I am new to the blogging world, having clocked up less than 2 weeks worth of posts, and I have just had an ‘Anonymous’ commenter slam me for blogging about my daughter, mentioning her by name, posting photos and up-to-date stories about her. I have not mentioned anywhere in my blog where we live, Country OR State, or what school she goes to. I have also seen, on several other blogs, that other parents do the same thing as me. Some even mention where they live. I was wondering, as a fellow blogger who posts about your family, what are your thoughts on the subject?

Well I would tell the people who have anything to say to just go away.  It is your blog and you can post whatever you want.  If you are fine posting that stuff don’t worry about what everyone else thinks.  It isn’t really any of their business what you post on your blog.  I love how people think that because they are comfortable with posting those things on their own blogs and everyone else shouldn’t post them either.
I guess the best way to put it is it is your blog post what you want and tell everyone else if they don’t like it they don’t have to read it! 

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

Margaret Tidwell

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  1. I don't think I'd respond to the anonymous commenter. They just want to stir up trouble.

  2. Good posts, Margaret.
    Ten reasons are quite valid, and they validate a decision.

    Dumb dogs are kinda funny sometimes.

    People should mind their own business about what others blog.

  3. Sounds like you made the right decision.

    Hope you have a great day!

  4. Stopping by from SITS. How is it I haven't found you before? It looks like we travel the same blog circles…hmmm. Anywhoodle – your list is fabulous. And those cowardly anon commenters? I always tell them they need to build a bridge. Then get over themselves. I loathe self-righteous cretins like that. They're usually the ones that refer to themselves as devout Christians but in reality they're what I like to call "hypoChristians". Have a great day!

    PS: Am totally following you now!

  5. Desert Rose says:

    I think that's good advice about the kid pics and the blog content. I have my kids names and even our state, just not where we live in the state. I'm more worried about the sex offenders that live in the area than some sicko on here. No one should try to control someone else's blog, and if they have and opinion about it they should just keep it to themselves.

  6. I am Harriet says:

    Good for you! Bet it all felt good.

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

  7. Those were 10 great reasons!

    As to anonymous commenters….I call them cowards! If you have something to say, stand up and identify yourself!

  8. Resentful Wife says:

    Hi Margaret…

    Yes, yes, and yes. I can totally relate to 9 of your 10 reasons. All except for the dog…mine doesn't have one.

    I would tell you new blogger friend that there will always be a hater in the crowd and ignore them. I don't post my kids' names, tho, for their safety. I made up their names for my blog but I know a lot of ppl that do print their kids' names. I say whatever you feel comfortable with…

  9. Melissa Mashburn says:

    I agree with what the others have said about the anonymous commenter. I have had one anonymous commenter leave something not nice. Because I did not care to look at what they said, I chose to delete it. Other than that, I did not even say anything about it. It is their problem not mine. I am being way more open and honest than they are.

  10. Visiting from SITS 🙂

    I'm married but divorced twice. So, I totally get where you're coming from on those reasons. (First divorce – he cheated.. second divorce… well, I can't go into the detail, but I was shaking my head in agreement with so many things you wrote about!)

  11. The Brown Recluse says:

    I think your list pretty much sums it up. Once trust is gone, it's all gone. Not to say trust can't be regained, but it takes two working hard to achieve it, and it doesn't sound like he's trying too hard. I hope your divorce brings you some peace.

    Brea can delete any comments she doesn't like and block the chick from making any more. Lots of folks post about their kids…

  12. Unknown Mami says:

    I get so irritated by people that leave mean comments as "Anonymous".

    As for your Top 10: YOU ARE WAY BETTER OFF!

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