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The New Normal – Chapter Eight

After Betty had left, Sharon carefully cleaned up the kitchen. She made sure that there was no sign that Betty had ever been there. After she had finished, Sharon sat down on one of the kitchen chairs. She just didn’t…

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The New Normal Chapter Seven

Maria Garson, despite her last name was one hundred percent Italian, and since her mother died felt it was her duty to carry on the tradition of the big Sunday Family Dinner.  At sixty years old and standing all of…

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The New Normal – Chapter Six

For the past week Sharon had been walking on eggshells. David alternated between calling her a “dumb fucking bitch,” and treating her with sullen angry silences. The silence was worse, since she didn’t know when or how he would explode….

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Extending an order of protection

Orders of Protection In New York An order of protection issued by the New York Family Court can be extended on a showing of “good cause.” Ok, let’s take a step back and consider this. Under ordinary circumstances, a Family…

0 Comments / 94 View / February 20, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter Four

Sharon’s stomach was churning as they walked back from Betty’s house. David didn’t say a word as he pulled the twins along. Ryan sniffled once and that earned him a glare from his father, and a harsh, “Don’t be a…

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The New Normal – Chapter Three

At 35 Greg Garson was satisfied with his life. His office was an expression of who he was and had he got there. On his desk was his wedding picture and a couple of dozen picture of Debbie and the…

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The New Normal – Chapter One

Normally, Greg didn’t mind Mondays, but today was different. His mood didn’t improve when he finally got inside the building and up to the metal detectors. He’d been waiting outside this damned building for 15 minutes in the rain, and…

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The New Normal —- A fictionalized account of divorce

INTRODUCTION The New Normal – a look at divorce from the inside. Every day, we get calls from people looking for advice on divorce and family law.  To the people we talk with, the entire experience is new and bewildering….

0 Comments / 107 View / January 23, 2016