Ex-husbands and their younger girlfriends


I am usually serious on these blogs because I know how heartbreaking a midlife divorce is.  For awhile, it’s an awful, debilitating grief.  But even with the challenging sadness, there are moments of hilarity and laughter when a group of women get together for social time after a R.A.D.I.C.A.L. support group meeting where we focus entirely on getting better and not on bashing anybody. 

A while back, at the end of our 10-week class, the Wild Women of Wednesday Night Support Group went out to get dessert after our last meeting.  And even though everyone in the group is moving forward dramatically, there were some really funny stories shared about situations that had come up during the journey.  One woman who must have been a stand-up comic in another life was telling about her exchange with a local cable company about her wasband’s affinity for NASCAR racing!  (She wanted the cable boxes disconnected!), and another woman’s battle with killer wasps who, as I just learned this morning, send out signals to attack if one of their group is threatened. 

This Wild Woman was stung multiple times, and we laughed about the guy who came out to get rid of the varmints! But I’m telling you all that as a lead up to something funny I read in The PARANOID’s Pocket Guide a great book that I mentioned in a recent blog.  This is just for your entertainment if your wasband is carrying on with someone really younger and needs to get a Penile Implant to keep impressing his sweet young thing.  The mental picture I got after reading the following entry made me laugh out loud!  And I know the RADICAL women whose wasbands are dating women their daughter’s age will get a kick out of it, too! 

The side bar on the page says, “The ups and downs of implants” which in itself is funny!  Here’s the entry:  “Among the risks of penile implants are infection, which can lead to gangrene and amputation, and migration of the implant device to another part of the body.”  It’s kind of fun to think of the “implant device” migrating, say, to his foot or his arm or even better, maybe his forehead! (not to mention the thought of outright amputation!) Tee!  Hee!  I thought the mental images were hilarious!   You can think about this for a bit today, and then get on with your own wonderful life!

P.S.  I couldn’t find a single Bible verse that was appropriate for this particular blog!  If you know one, send it to me at suzy@midlifedivorcerecovery.com.   Here’s a great verse no matter what the situation: Proverbs 10:27  “The Fear-of-God expands your life; a wicked life is a puny life.”  (Maybe in our wasband’s case, puny in more ways than one!)  Enjoy the day!

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Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.

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