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Nas Unleashes Instagram Fade On Ex-Wife Kelis, Denies Abuse Allegations

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While Nas might be one of the greatest wordsmiths to ever leave, he would never be accused of being active in today’s world of social media. On Thursday (Sept. 6), the veteran Queens rapper unloaded a seven-post tirade via Instagram blasting his ex-wife Kelis and denying domestic abuse allegations she unveiled earlier this year.

In a free-flowing style, the artist born Nasir Jones used a Black photo and used the caption space as his virtual diary. From the onset, it was understood that Nas was ready for the smoke, the meat off the grill, and the pitcher of red kool-aid to boot.

“The Price i Pay To See My Son. And apologies in advance for the typos as I am speaking from the heart as a man who has had enough,” Nas opened in the first of the posts. “Today i got a call from essence about my ex wife doing another sad fictitious story. Nothing surprises me anymore, including this. This is what your life has come to sis?”

He added, “Exploiting some people’s Real struggle and pain…just to get at me….to get attention ? Fame? Another fight against men? We are a human family and we should be better examples for our son. Why is there even a issue for me to have time with my son. A son needs his father. So many absentee fathers out here and here i am being attacked by your accusations simply because i got us in court to help fix this the custody matter?”

The former couple’s son, Knight, appears to be caught in the crossfire of his parents’ feud and Nas illustrated in his posts that he views as Kelis as the problem.

“After 10 years of keeping my silence during a decade of dealing with very hostile behavior and verbal abuse and even your stepfather holding you back from one of your physical violent Attacks on me right outside your house THIS YEAR while trying to pick up our son while he watched from the window, it was my weekend and you denied me that because your parents were in town. I just went home. This has been my life for my son’s entire life. Even our son wonders why you treat me the way you do,” Nas shared in a post.

It’s a lot to take in, to be perfectly hoenst. Nas did end the salvo by saying it was going to be the first and last time that he would address the matter to the public.

Thus far, Kelis has yet to respond.

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Ex-Wife Of Slain NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Charged With Murder

The 2010 death of NBA player Lorenzen Wright remained largely an unsolved mystery until earlier this month after one man was charged with murder. The ex-wife of Wright was charged with murder Friday night (Dec. 15), bringing to a close a nearly eight-year ordeal for Wright’s family.

Local outlet Fox 13 reports:

Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright, has been arrested and charged in connection to his murder.

She was arrested in her Riverside, California Friday night. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. Pacific time.

MPD said Sherra Wright-Robinson has been indicted & arrested for conspiracy, criminal attempted first degree & first degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright.

Billy Turner, the man who allegedly carried out the slaying and reportedly tried to kill Wright once before, was charged on December 6.

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Man In Bitter Custody Battle Claims Ex-Wife Is Coaching Kids To Make False Statements About Him

Amid accusations that include abuse, inappropriate touching, poisoning ice cream, and even putting a child in a garbage bag filled with rocks inside a bathtub with the water running, Sandra and Joey say they’ve been to court about 10 times fighting over the custody of their children.

Watch Sandra’s claim that she fears Joey could kill them; Joey says his ex is “crazy.”

“Sandra is coaching my children to make me look like a bad father,” claims Joey. “These stories are absolutely insane and they keep getting worse … Sandra is absolutely crazy and she’s making my kids believe these outlandish things about me, brainwashing them. She’s manipulating my children, and it’s disgusting.”

Sandra responds, “I am not coaching my daughters to lie. The stories that the girls come home saying are beyond insane, and there’s no way I could even make them up.”

What do court findings reveal? Watch as Dr. Phil looks at the records as he attempts to help this couple in the video above.

This episode of Dr. Phil, “A Bitter Custody Battle: Claims of Poison in Ice Cream, a Child Wrapped in a Garbage Bag and Inappropriate Touching: What Will the Polygraph Reveal?”, airs Tuesday — check local listings here.

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Why Did My Ex-Wife Hate Romance?

Reader Curious about Romance writes:

I have a question which arose while chatting to a friend going through a separation. One of the issues which has come up in our conversations is that he claims his wife hates romance and has “killed it for him.” He also says she hates being complimented. My thinking — the resistance to compliments leads me to think that she has self-worth issues and that may be why romance makes her uncomfortable as she doesn’t feel like she deserves it? Then I thought — maybe that’s just me applying my own perspective to it too much because from my point of view how could a woman not like romance even a little, right? Perhaps there are women out there who don’t like it at all and she’s one of those with no issues? But surely every women likes to be made to feel special — that’s what romance is, isn’t it? What are your thoughts on this?

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Dear CAR,

Since this is your friend I will tread lightly.  No, I won’t, actually.  I hear guys say this kind of stuff in counseling a lot, and yeah, okay, I empathize that they feel that way.  I know it would suck to want to be romantic and have no outlet.  But here is the other side of that coin, from what I have seen; all or none of these may apply, but it’s my hunch that at least one is the case….

1. This guy ONLY does romance.  As in, he doesn’t do anything actually useful.  She asks him to do laundry and somehow it doesn’t get done.  She asks him to mail the bills and oopsie he forgot.  But then he grabs her to dance when a song comes on the radio.  Yippee skippy.  She forgot her dancing shoes somewhere in between the laundry room and the mailbox.

2. He’s one of those guys that thinks that romance equals instant sex.  So yes he plans a date night, but then he’s all up on her when she is exhausted afterwards. No raincheck for Mr. Romance.  Doesn’t she know how lucky she is?

3. He complains about no romance, but in reality, a romantic would not have gone for him.  Only a practical and pragmatic woman thinks that a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants guy is charming.  (And mostly the big romantic guys are otherwise irresponsible.  See Sex and the City, and also any relationship you can think of in your friend group.)  Because romantic, whimsical women go for the stable guys who are fascinated by their intensity and passionate nature.  This is one way that opposites do attract.  Get two hard core romantics together and nobody is around to balance a checkbook or remember that you put the water on to boil for pasta before you started making love in the kitchen.

4. He is forgetting how her practicality compensated for his weaknesses.  It is probable that, throughout the marriage, she planned everything, she bought birthday gifts for his mom, she cleaned up his vomit when he drank too much, and overall she acted like his Mommy.  And Mommy doesn’t feel romantic.

Anyway, that’s the flip side of this dynamic. Maybe she does have low self esteem, but it takes two to tango.  There is something he was doing that wasn’t bringing out her romantic side, and/or she never had one to begin with but during courtship, she humored him more because she thought he was cute and that he would become more helpful/practical/less whiny as he matured. Maybe he should have read The 5 Love Languages and figured out his wife’s love language instead of complaining that it isn’t the love language that he would prefer.

Till we meet again,  I remain, The Blogapist Who Likes Romance Too But Thinks That a Guy Who Tells a Female Friend That His Wife “Killed Romance” For Him May Be a Tad Dramatic Slash Trying To Get Pity Sex From You.

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I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife — And Our Kids Are Better For It

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life!

After their separation, Ben Rollman and his ex-wife Cheryl decided to remain in the same home so they could continue to raise their kids together. When Cheryl fell in love with her new partner Clair, the household gained a new member.

“It’s all three parents and two kids under one roof,” Rollman, who lives in Austin, Texas, told The Huffington Post. “People actually get on me for not writing a book about this but I keep telling them it’d be a really boring book about how everyone gets along.”

Below, Rollman tells us more about his family’s unique living arrangement.

Hi Ben. Please introduce us to your family.
There’s five of us: Myself, my ex-wife Cheryl, her new wife Clair and our kids Rowan (14) and Gregory (11).

How long were you married to Cheryl? What was it like for you when she moved on with Clair?
We were married nine years before Cheryl officially said she couldn’t live as a straight woman any longer. (When I met her, she was dating a woman so I already knew she was bisexual.) We agreed to stay together to raise the kids. We finalized our divorce about four years after our split and she’s been with her wife now for five years. The divorce and moving on was a little rough at first because it’s the end of a relationship, but Cheryl and I were still friends. Keeping that relationship going was important and helped us both get past the end of the romantic part of it.

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What went into the decision to move in together — and how have you made it work as parents?
When Cheryl and I decided to split up, I was worried I’d have to lose my kids. My parents are divorced and I didn’t want to put my kids through the same thing my brother and I went through. My dad would see us twice a week and then every other weekend and I just hated it. I love my dad and the shuttling back and forth wasn’t something I wanted to subject my kids to. Luckily, we had extra room so we decided to just remain co-parents.

Then Cheryl met Clair. They were married in New York a few years ago and Clair actually bought the house we all live in now. For us, this is just a matter of doing the same things all parents do. We make it work like anyone else: You wake up, you work, you go to school, you buy groceries, you go to movies. Family life isn’t much different than it is for other families — we just raise the kids with three parents.

That’s what it’s been like for the last five years. I’m actually moving in with my girlfriend this weekend, but we found a house just a few houses down from where I was. We’re setting things up so the kids can come over anytime!

What have been some of the biggest challenges of living together?
One of the problems was dating again. When Cheryl and I began dating other people, we made sure serious partners knew and understood our parenting relationship. But as much as people say our situation is very positive and unique, it was hard finding someone to date. It’s a great setup for the kids but not a lot of people want to be instantly added to a large family. (Interestingly enough, my longest relationship up to this point was with the sister of a woman Cheryl dated for a while.)

Another issue we have to deal with is how we introduce ourselves to our children’s friends and their parents. Austin is pretty open-minded but we’re still in Texas. That means a lot of testing people out before letting them know more about us.

Then of course, there’s the usual problems: The kids try to play parents off one another, as kids tend to do, but it becomes a little more complicated with three parents. We have constant meetings to make sure the kids aren’t trying to get away with something and that nothing is overlooked!

What’s the best thing about being part of a blended family? What makes you proudest of your family?
For the most part, I like coming home. There’s always someone there, there’s always someone to talk to or be with. I think we are a stronger and more tolerant group because of how we live. I’m proud of us all for doing it as long as we have, but I’m mostly proud of my kids. They are wonderful, smart, caring, talented individuals who I feel have it better because we stayed together.

What advice do you have for other blended families who feel like a peaceful family dynamic is out of reach?
I sometimes feel that anyone in any type of family who cares at all is doing the right thing. Any focus you give you kids or your partner or your co-parents is better than nothing. For us, the trick has just been to get through each day and recognize that we’re going through the same challenges that any other family faces.

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I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife — And Our Kids Are Better For It

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life!

After their separation, Ben Rollman and his ex-wife Cheryl decided to remain in the same home so they could continue to raise their kids together. When Cheryl fell in love with her new partner Clair, the household gained a new member.

“It’s all three parents and two kids under one roof,” Rollman, who lives in Austin, Texas, told The Huffington Post. “People actually get on me for not writing a book about this but I keep telling them it’d be a really boring book about how everyone gets along.”

Below, Rollman tells us more about his family’s unique living arrangement.

Hi Ben. Please introduce us to your family.
There’s five of us: Myself, my ex-wife Cheryl, her new wife Clair and our kids Rowan (14) and Gregory (11).

How long were you married to Cheryl? What was it like for you when she moved on with Clair?
We were married nine years before Cheryl officially said she couldn’t live as a straight woman any longer. (When I met her, she was dating a woman so I already knew she was bisexual.) We agreed to stay together to raise the kids. We finalized our divorce about four years after our split and she’s been with her wife now for five years. The divorce and moving on was a little rough at first because it’s the end of a relationship, but Cheryl and I were still friends. Keeping that relationship going was important and helped us both get past the end of the romantic part of it.

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(Photo courtesy of Ben Rollman)

What went into the decision to move in together — and how have you made it work as parents?
When Cheryl and I decided to split up, I was worried I’d have to lose my kids. My parents are divorced and I didn’t want to put my kids through the same thing my brother and I went through. My dad would see us twice a week and then every other weekend and I just hated it. I love my dad and the shuttling back and forth wasn’t something I wanted to subject my kids to. Luckily, we had extra room so we decided to just remain co-parents.

Then Cheryl met Clair. They were married in New York a few years ago and Clair actually bought the house we all live in now. For us, this is just a matter of doing the same things all parents do. We make it work like anyone else: You wake up, you work, you go to school, you buy groceries, you go to movies. Family life isn’t much different than it is for other families — we just raise the kids with three parents.

That’s what it’s been like for the last five years. I’m actually moving in with my girlfriend this weekend, but we found a house just a few houses down from where I was. We’re setting things up so the kids can come over anytime!

What have been some of the biggest challenges of living together?
One of the problems was dating again. When Cheryl and I began dating other people, we made sure serious partners knew and understood our parenting relationship. But as much as people say our situation is very positive and unique, it was hard finding someone to date. It’s a great setup for the kids but not a lot of people want to be instantly added to a large family. (Interestingly enough, my longest relationship up to this point was with the sister of a woman Cheryl dated for a while.)

Another issue we have to deal with is how we introduce ourselves to our children’s friends and their parents. Austin is pretty open-minded but we’re still in Texas. That means a lot of testing people out before letting them know more about us.

Then of course, there’s the usual problems: The kids try to play parents off one another, as kids tend to do, but it becomes a little more complicated with three parents. We have constant meetings to make sure the kids aren’t trying to get away with something and that nothing is overlooked!

What’s the best thing about being part of a blended family? What makes you proudest of your family?
For the most part, I like coming home. There’s always someone there, there’s always someone to talk to or be with. I think we are a stronger and more tolerant group because of how we live. I’m proud of us all for doing it as long as we have, but I’m mostly proud of my kids. They are wonderful, smart, caring, talented individuals who I feel have it better because we stayed together.

What advice do you have for other blended families who feel like a peaceful family dynamic is out of reach?
I sometimes feel that anyone in any type of family who cares at all is doing the right thing. Any focus you give you kids or your partner or your co-parents is better than nothing. For us, the trick has just been to get through each day and recognize that we’re going through the same challenges that any other family faces.

Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook.

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I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife — And Our Kids Are Better For It

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life!

After their separation, Ben Rollman and his ex-wife Cheryl decided to remain in the same home so they could continue to raise their kids together. When Cheryl fell in love with her new partner Clair, the household gained a new member.

“It’s all three parents and two kids under one roof,” Rollman, who lives in Austin, Texas, told The Huffington Post. “People actually get on me for not writing a book about this but I keep telling them it’d be a really boring book about how everyone gets along.”

Below, Rollman tells us more about his family’s unique living arrangement.

Hi Ben. Please introduce us to your family.
There’s five of us: Myself, my ex-wife Cheryl, her new wife Clair and our kids Rowan (14) and Gregory (11).

How long were you married to Cheryl? What was it like for you when she moved on with Clair?
We were married nine years before Cheryl officially said she couldn’t live as a straight woman any longer. (When I met her, she was dating a woman so I already knew she was bisexual.) We agreed to stay together to raise the kids. We finalized our divorce about four years after our split and she’s been with her wife now for five years. The divorce and moving on was a little rough at first because it’s the end of a relationship, but Cheryl and I were still friends. Keeping that relationship going was important and helped us both get past the end of the romantic part of it.

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(Photo courtesy of Ben Rollman)

What went into the decision to move in together — and how have you made it work as parents?
When Cheryl and I decided to split up, I was worried I’d have to lose my kids. My parents are divorced and I didn’t want to put my kids through the same thing my brother and I went through. My dad would see us twice a week and then every other weekend and I just hated it. I love my dad and the shuttling back and forth wasn’t something I wanted to subject my kids to. Luckily, we had extra room so we decided to just remain co-parents.

Then Cheryl met Clair. They were married in New York a few years ago and Clair actually bought the house we all live in now. For us, this is just a matter of doing the same things all parents do. We make it work like anyone else: You wake up, you work, you go to school, you buy groceries, you go to movies. Family life isn’t much different than it is for other families — we just raise the kids with three parents.

That’s what it’s been like for the last five years. I’m actually moving in with my girlfriend this weekend, but we found a house just a few houses down from where I was. We’re setting things up so the kids can come over anytime!

What have been some of the biggest challenges of living together?
One of the problems was dating again. When Cheryl and I began dating other people, we made sure serious partners knew and understood our parenting relationship. But as much as people say our situation is very positive and unique, it was hard finding someone to date. It’s a great setup for the kids but not a lot of people want to be instantly added to a large family. (Interestingly enough, my longest relationship up to this point was with the sister of a woman Cheryl dated for a while.)

Another issue we have to deal with is how we introduce ourselves to our children’s friends and their parents. Austin is pretty open-minded but we’re still in Texas. That means a lot of testing people out before letting them know more about us.

Then of course, there’s the usual problems: The kids try to play parents off one another, as kids tend to do, but it becomes a little more complicated with three parents. We have constant meetings to make sure the kids aren’t trying to get away with something and that nothing is overlooked!

What’s the best thing about being part of a blended family? What makes you proudest of your family?
For the most part, I like coming home. There’s always someone there, there’s always someone to talk to or be with. I think we are a stronger and more tolerant group because of how we live. I’m proud of us all for doing it as long as we have, but I’m mostly proud of my kids. They are wonderful, smart, caring, talented individuals who I feel have it better because we stayed together.

What advice do you have for other blended families who feel like a peaceful family dynamic is out of reach?
I sometimes feel that anyone in any type of family who cares at all is doing the right thing. Any focus you give you kids or your partner or your co-parents is better than nothing. For us, the trick has just been to get through each day and recognize that we’re going through the same challenges that any other family faces.

Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook.

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Terrence Howard — Ex-Wife Tries Covering Up Extortion By Witness Intimidation

Terrence Howard claims his ex-wife tampered with a witness in an effort to cover up her alleged extortion plot to squeeze the actor for a fortune. Terrence’s attorney, Brian Kramer, filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ — in which Terrence claims Michelle…

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Why I Don’t Want to Be Just the ‘Ex-Wife’

My four year-old daughter still calls me “Daddy’s wife.”

I haven’t figured out the right response to that, really. Would a four year-old even understand what it means to be an ex-wife? I think she wouldn’t. What does being an “ex” mean to a child that young? What do the words, “We are good friends” mean to a child? To my daughter, boys and girls (she doesn’t term it as men and women) are together and married… friendships between “boys and girls” don’t quite exist. Such are the issues when you divorce with young children.

So, who am I to my ex, now, other than his ex-wife? Am I anything other, or just the ex-wife? The connotations behind the words “ex-wife” are enough to make you NEVER want to be one in this or the next lifetime. Defining who he is or is not to me in my life, and who I am or who I am not in his life, has been a process. I hear the catch-all phrase uttered by many divorced people: “He’s my ex. He’s my friend.” Or “She’s the mother of my children.” Simple and clean phrases to describe someone you once shared dreams, finances and body fluids with.

“I love you, but not like I used to love you. I’m not in love with you,” my ex clarifies as if I didn’t realize that the man didn’t love me anymore.

We are not lovers or partners. Not wife or husband. We are co-parents, yes… but are we friends? Like, true “friends” in the dictionary definition of “friend?” We are friends — sometimes. Sometimes it feels more like hurtful siblings: We get upset with each other, let it all out and then apologize in an emotional or reluctant fashion. Then in the next day or two, it seems to pass as if it never even happened, and indeed, we are back to being friends — friendly? — again.

There are times when, instinctively, I go to call him or text him. Sometimes, instinct wins, and I reach out, only to realize that perhaps I shouldn’t have. Perhaps my ex does not need to be my friend or answer my random questions. It’s been fourteen months since our last and final separation, (we had a trial separation just before we parted for the last time) yet to me, he is still a part of my family. For the most part, he reciprocates, but occasionally he’s MIA and shuts me out. This is when I remember, “Oh yeah… we are getting a divorce.”

Call me stupid, or suggest that I haven’t moved on, but I think it’s just a true testament of how much this man was a part of my life. A true testament that I am not a woman who can cut someone out that was once important to me. Even if this ended dreadfully wrong, he is still the person I married. He is still the father of my child. Am I supposed to banish him? Because as a person, I rarely cut people out for good. For the most part, if I have acquired you in some fashion as a friend, lover, etc., I keep you around no matter how life changes or how busy we both get.

The time will come when a woman he is dating becomes more than a woman that he is simply dating, and then our “friendship” will be tested. I tell him that once he decides to settle down with someone, he will stop telling me how I am his family and he’s here for me. Suddenly, I will become THE EX-WIFE all in capital letters, and this makes me sad. Sad to know that when we have really truly moved forward and allowed new people into our hearts, that I may end up as the default EX-WIFE who stays in her corner, and he in his corner.

Why can’t it end up that we become actual friends? Why can’t we reach out and be people in our lives for actuality and not as cordial mates? Perhaps we can. Perhaps another woman or man won’t thwart my genuine hopes to be a family, albeit a different kind of family, forever. Yet to think this will happen may be naïve of me. It is possible that I will lose my “friend” as I have lost my husband.

I can’t predict how I will feel when I meet a woman of his for the very first time. Can’t predict how my emotions will run. I can say for certainty, though, that while I am not “Daddy’s wife” anymore, I don’t want to just be the ex-wife cliché and perform the role of the lonely and angry ex-lover.

I just hope that one day we can be actual friends and that maybe we will both get to move forward while still looking back to say hello from time to time.

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How I Learned To Appreciate My Husband’s Ex-Wife

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life!

These days, Kerri Mingoia’s relationship with her husband’s ex-wife Lisa is so amicable it’s enviable. Lisa has even joined the family on vacations.

It wasn’t always that way, though. There were years of tension before the parents finally realized the harm they were doing to their sons.

“We could no longer bear to see our son Trevor so upset. He was this little boy that didn’t ask for any of this,” Kerri told The Huffington Post. “Eventually we put our own struggles and insecurities aside and did what was right for the kids.”

Below, Kerri tells us more about how she and Lisa came to see eye to eye.

Hi Kerri. Please introduce us to your family.
There are four people in our family. Me, my husband Marc and our boys: Trevor, from Marc’s first marriage is 23. Torren, from my first marriage, is 17. We’re also close with Marc’s stepson from his first marriage. His name is Tyler and he’s 27 now.

Marc and I will have been together for 15 years this August but we’ve only been married for five years. We were both hurt after our divorces so we collectively decided we did not want to get married again. Then we changed our minds!

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Torren, Marc, Kerri, and Lisa (Trevor’s mom) at Trevor’s graduation party

You said that you and Marc’s ex-wife are on great terms today, but mentioned that it wasn’t always that way. Could you tell us more about that?
In the beginning there was so much tension and stress between all of us, to the point where the kids were upset and stressed over it. We just could not see eye-to-eye.

But one day, seven years later, it all changed. I remember the day clearly. My stepson Trevor was 16 and was going to Berkshire Prep School to play hockey. Marc and I decided to throw a big going away party for him. I called Lisa and told her what we were doing and I asked her if she would like to come to our house for the party. She said yes! It was like all the walls finally came crumbling down. All the insecurities, jealousy and anger between us disappeared.

At the party, Lisa and I talked and talked and the hurt feelings slowly dissipated. After that, we all ended up driving up to Berkshire Prep school for the weekend together. I have never seen Trevor so happy! And the truth is, the stress had affected Torren, too; the house was a big ball of stress because of our issues. We all grew up. When we were finally able to co-parent successfully, it made Trevor and Torren feel secure and it provided them with consistency and stability.

What’s one problem you and your family have repeatedly faced? How have you and Marc sought to address it?
Well, on top of “normal” family challenges, we’ve had our share of problems specific to blended families. The one problem we’ve encountered over and over again is the issue of discipline. A new household and new parents means a whole new set of rules. That was tough for the kids to get used to. My husband and I were both single parents for a while so our children were only familiar with how we each ran things.

We attempted to solve it by openly communicating. When we moved in together we sat down and talked about how we each ran our separate households and tried to agree and carry some of that over so there was not a drastic change for the kids. Torren was two-years-old at the time so it didn’t affect him quite as much. As parents, we’d sometimes get into your kids vs. my kids arguments. Keeping the line of communication open helped a lot.

What do you appreciate most about stepfamily life?
I love that it’s a true learning experience for our kids. They have learned about compromise, how to resolve conflicts and the need to be flexible.

I am so proud of how far we’ve come. Today, Marc’s ex Lisa and all of the ex-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins join us for holidays and birthdays. We host Christmas Eve every year and all are welcome! We carpool with Lisa to Providence College to watch our Trevor play hockey. We have even taken some big family vacations together.

What advice do you have for other blended families who are struggling to keep the peace?
You need to go into it with a positive attitude and know that it’s going to be hard work. You need to have realistic expectations. Most families are not the Brady Bunch from the beginning. Respect and communication are very important: Listen to the kids and your partner.

Also be sure to plan some one-on-one time with your own children, without your spouse around. It’s so important. It’s equally important to pencil in some time with your spouse without the kids. And finally, never bad mouth the biological parents in front of the kids. You will just push them away from you because they will always feel like they have to side or protect their parents.

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Terrence Howard — My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me With Naked Pics and Videos

Terrence Howard is preparing to do battle with ex-wife Michelle … trying to put a quick end to her spousal support because she allegedly blackmailed him with pics and videos he feared would ruin his career. Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ……

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Darius McCrary — Ex-Wife Perjures Herself … Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

Darius McCrary’s ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid. Karrine “Superhead” Steffans filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ — admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius’ baby mama in a child support war over…

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Kevin Hart Buys His Ex-Wife An Escalade [PHOTO]

Kevin Hart did something pretty nice for his ex wife. Time really does heal all wounds.

The comedian gifted former wife Torrei Hart with a brand new Cadillac Escalade as a belated birthday present.

Torrei threw up a photo of the car on Instagram, and a statement about moving forward and such.

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The Harts were married from 2003-20011. Both have moved on to new relationships. Kevin is engaged to longtime love, Eniko Parrish, and Torrei is dating her manager.

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John Brickman Wall, Utah Doctor Accused Of Murder, Hated His Ex-wife: Friend

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A childhood friend of a Utah doctor charged with killing his ex-wife testified Wednesday that John Brickman Wall blamed the woman for ruining his life.

Klaus Fiebig said he spoke to his old friend several months before her death, and the pediatrician seemed centered around his hate for ex-wife Uta von Schwedler. “At the end he said something peculiar: ‘Would it be bad if Uta wasn’t here anymore?’ ” Fiebig said. “She didn’t plan to move away.”

Von Schwedler, a 49-year-old cancer researcher, was found dead in a bathtub full of cold water in September 2011. A medical examiner found that she drowned, but she also had a fatal dose of anti-anxiety medication in her system. He stopped short of ruling her death a homicide or a suicide.

After her death, Fiebig spoke with Wall again following a memorial service. Wall had shaved his head in mourning, but he was still fixated on how much he hated her, Fiebig said.

The day she was found, Wall came into work with a bloodied eyeball and scratches on his face, his former office manager testified Wednesday.

Wall said he’d slept outside on his porch, and his dog got spooked and stepped on him, Kathi Newman said. “I remember looking and thinking that just seemed strange to me,” she said.

Von Schwedler’s death was initially treated as a suicide, but her family and friends pushed for more investigation. Wall was arrested more than a year after her death.

Prosecutors allege the 51-year-old Wall killed his ex-wife during a bitter custody battle. Defense attorneys counter that she could have killed herself. His trial began last week and is expected to last a month.

Fiebig said Wednesday that he introduced the couple, who wed in Malibu in 1990 and moved to Salt Lake City a few years later. The relationship went downhill after the move, with fights that grew increasingly ugly on both sides.

“They didn’t stop where it hurt,” he said. Von Schwedler eventually started another relationship before their divorce, he said.

After the 2006 split, Wall became increasingly difficult at work, his former medical assistant testified Wednesday. “He just slowly became disconnected,” Christina Gardner-Smith said.

Wall was very well liked when she first started working for him, she said. She went through a divorce around the same time, and the two used to joke about hiring a hit man to take care of their respective ex-spouses.

But later, he started lashing out at her if something went wrong. Gardner-Smith stopped working for him about three years later.

“I just couldn’t do it anymore,” she said.
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Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster has a short memory … she’s so happy for Usher and Grace Miguel she’d not only love for her kids to be at his wedding … they can be in it.”Nasty” is a gross understatement in characterizing the war between Usher…

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An Open Letter to My Ex-Wife: I Thought You Were the Most Beautiful Thing in the World

I never imagined you and I, out of all the people in this world, would go through something so devastating as we did.

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you.

My heart shattered into a million pieces. Eventually, I realized I couldn’t save us.

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I couldn’t undo what had been done, and I let you go to find your true happiness.

All I ever wanted was my own family. Every day, I dreamed of falling in love with a woman, getting married, buying a beautiful home and one day bringing our own little bundle of joy into the world.

I guess it goes without saying that you made all of that feel real for me; you helped make most of those dreams come true. I wanted nothing more than to be the best husband, a romantic lover, the most selfless provider, and one day, the world’s best dad.

Our relationship wasn’t perfect, but I loved you so much.

All those things I wanted to be, I couldn’t imagine with anyone but you.

Our life together — it was like Disney World. We ran carefree in this theme park we call life. Holding each others’ hands, we laughed, cried, loved, and we were in awe of everything we experienced. We were children with dreams, and together, we thought about the day when all of ours would come true.

Eventually, though, those roller coasters stopped.

The music died down, the lights shut off, and our magical journey came to an abrupt halt.

You were gone.

Suddenly, everything that was so familiar about life felt so foreign. I was lost without you. All I had left were my memories and dreams of us that I knew would never come true.

There are a few things that I never had the opportunity to tell you …

Every time I called you, I looked forward to hearing you answer the phone. You would say “hey” in this voice that sound so innocent and so loving. And it never changed. It always reminded me of the beginning of our relationship and all of the reasons I fell in love with you. Who would have thought something so simple could be so powerful? It’s what made you unique.

Remember all the times you yelled at me when I was looking at you? You’d ask me why, and I would either laugh or get angry because you had this “sass” about you. You know what? I looked at you because I thought you were the most beautiful thing in the world. I didn’t care what you were wearing — whether you had makeup on. I’d look at you and get lost in your laugh and your smile. Whatever flaws you believed you had, I loved — how you’d look in the mirror and always suck in your stomach; how you always analyzed every picture we took together and made me delete them, nine times out of 10; how you’d pace around on the phone when you were nervous. Or how about how you hated to be on video? I noticed everything. But I loved it.

How about Valentine’s Day in Atlantic City, when we arrived at the hotel and got the keys to our suite, only to find out it was disgusting. You wouldn’t even sit on the bed! We both laughed until we got our room switched. Once we got there, you started jumping up and down like a maniac (I have it on video), and then eventually, you crashed and took a nap, like you always did. I sat there on that cloudy afternoon, lights off in the room, and just watched you sleep. I kept thinking about getting to marry you one day and having the opportunity to enjoy that moment over and over again. You looked so peaceful, and it reminded me of the responsibility I had to protect you, always.

Then there was that warm summer afternoon in June. The commute home from work that day was the most exciting drive of my life (and the longest, too). I will never forget picking up the phone and calling you, asking you to get ready and meet me at the house so we could grab dinner. It was spontaneous, I know, and in hindsight, not very well-planned. I didn’t care, though.

I wanted to ask you to spend the rest of your life with me, and I guess I just couldn’t wait anymore.

Your ring had been sitting in my room for three weeks in its blue Tiffany box, wrapped with a white ribbon. Every time I looked at it, I would think back to that night in May 2004 when I first laid eyes on you.

I thought about us being kids, not having anything but each other. I thought about the dreams we shared, and how I was so ready to spend the rest of my life with you. You helped shaped me into the man I was becoming, and this was a representation of my love and appreciation for you.

I was so nervous walking onto that beach in Long Branch — my hands were sweating, my heart racing. When I got down on one knee in the sand, I remember the look on your face. The sun was beating down, your hair was blowing in the wind. I could hear the waves crashing behind me. I’ll never forget you putting your hands over your mouth, saying “YES!”

It was one of the happiest moments of my life. When I slipped that ring onto your finger, I was certain it would never come off.

That leaves me with our wedding day.

June 10, 2012, the greatest day of my life. I looked forward to that for 27 years, but I never imagined it to be as beautiful as it was.

I was in awe of everything — the cameras, the flowers, the people, the church, the venue. Everything was beyond my wildest imagination, but nothing could compare to the excitement I felt about becoming your husband.

I couldn’t wait to make you Mrs. D’Ambrosio.

Here we were, two teenagers who met on the Seaside boardwalk eight years prior, with no idea about life, love, and where it would take us. We finally created this day. We had built our lives, our careers, our home, and now it was time to build our family.

I stepped out to the altar and waited for you. My heart was filled with so many emotions, but I just wanted to hold your hand for the rest of my life.

When those doors opened, every dream, wish and prayer I ever had came marching right toward me, more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.

You were my best friend. I wanted so much more for the both of us.

Sometimes, though, we have to accept the unexpected.

Our worlds need to fall apart, so we can put them back together the way they were meant to be.

There’s nothing more important to me than your happiness, and knowing you have that means the world to me. Our lives took different paths, but that can never take away from the memories we shared.

As for me? I’m happy. I’ve found peace. I am busier than ever with work, I found a new passion with writing, and I’ve been rebuilding a life that was once in a million pieces. I still dream of having a family. I still dream of holding my own child. Of course, I still dream of falling in love and finding my true happiness.

I’m much of the same Anthony you knew, but so much different.

You see, too many people live with hate in this world. Those same people live with anger and fear.

I’m not one of those people.

I’m disappointed we never got to finish writing our happily ever after, but I’ll never be angry. I’ll never hate you, and I’ll never be dishonest about my emotions. God gave me this amazing opportunity to love. It brought me to so many beautiful places, taught me so much about life and gave me memories I’ll cherish forever. How can I ever be angry about that?

To your parents, sister, grandparents, aunt and uncle — tell them I always loved them as if they were my own, and I’m sorry if I never lived up to their expectations. I knew how much they loved you. I knew what kind of man they wanted for you, and God knows, I did everything I could to make sure I was just that.

And finally, to you — I’m sorry for anything I may have ever done to hurt you. More than anything, I wanted to spend forever with you by my side, and to one day add our own little peanut who would join us for the ride. Everything I did in my life was to ensure yours would be all you dreamed it to be. I wanted to give you the world.

Unfortunately, I fell short.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have held you tighter during our first dance and picked a song that never ended.

I’m not perfect, and I never want people to think that I am. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve done things I’m not proud to admit, and I’ve made decisions I wish I could take back. But I loved someone with every bone in my body, with every beat of my heart and every inch of my soul. It wasn’t perfect, but I know for sure I loved with everything I had; I loved in such a way that your happiness was always mine. And I’m thankful for that.

I once told you I wish I could put into words how much I loved you and share it with the world; here’s my best shot at that promise.

Losing you may have been the most painful experience of my life, but it made me stronger than ever. It somehow made life feel real.

While on paper I lost my wife, in reality I lost so much more.

I lost a piece of me that I will never get back.

Take good care of it.

All the best,

Anthony

A version of this post originally appeared on AJD Publications.
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