My Lesbian Divorce –> The Next Family

11 Oct


Love and gratitude to the folks at The Next Family, who invited and published my reflection today on divorce:

I never expected to stand in front of a hundred family members and friends in a long white dress, lighting candles, exchanging rings, and proclaiming my love and commitment to a woman. I never expected a ceremony like ours to be fully and legally binding. I never expected to want to be legally bound.

I never expected to be a mom, or a stepmom.

I never expected to sit around my dining room table in pajamas one Saturday morning, breaking the news of our divorce to my twelve-year-old daughter. I never, ever, ever expected that.

And yet …     [read more]


2 Responses to “My Lesbian Divorce –> The Next Family”

  1. Anonymous October 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm #


  2. debweeks October 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    I’m again behind on my blog reading and really didn’t expect to read this. I’m so sorry!!! Having gone thru the pain of divorce myself, I’m sorry seems trivial, yet I’m unable to come up with anything different at the moment.

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