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Quarreling in Quarantine: When a Mother and Daughter Just Stop Speaking

It's day 14 of quarantine and believe it or not, I've thoroughly enjoyed the past two weeks. Why? Well because I have been blessed to have spent basically every moment of these past two weeks with my soul mate.  When we first realized we were going to be holed up in her apartment for an indefinite period of time, I told her that this was probably going to be the most amount of time we ever get to spend with each other until we retire. I mean, even our honeymoon won't last this long. This realty has essentially launched us into a two week (and still counting) journey through our relationship. We are learning more about each other with each day...

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To Forgive is Divine, To Forgive Yourself is Essential

My father left my mother for my babysitter when I was 10 years old. She was 18. He was a pretty crappy human being to my mother and myself in many other ways which need not be addressed here, and when I was 13 I elected to no longer spend time with him.  A few years ago, when he sent me a message on LinkedIn (of all things), I responded. When he asked to see me on my next trip to Orlando, I said yes. And when I saw him, we hugged and I cried. I forgave my father. I had forgiven him almost a decade before he had sat across the table from me and asked for it.  Last...

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