Divorce, Single Parenting, Dating, Sex, & Self-Recovery

Why Blog About This? What’s The Point?

how bob dylan told me to blogTwo summers ago, my ex-y was hipped to this blog. She called on the phone.

“I saw The Off Parent.”


“And as a parent, trying to trust you, I want you to take it down.”

“You’re right,” I said. It was a very low point for me. “I’ll take it down right now. I’m sorry.”


And then something happened a few weeks ago. I was thinking about a post, I was angry with my ex-y (go figure) and I wanted to write about it. I remembered how my depression returned with a vengeance  right after the conversation above. “What was the point?” I asked myself.

And as I was walking across the parking lot of the local grocery store, I said, “When my kids are grown up, I want them to know the truth. I want them to understand what I was going through.”

The point being, my kids are on the internet. They are not searching for me or my blogs. And this blog, The Off Parent, would be hard to trace back to me. You can do it. There are some threads. If you really wanted to.

BUT why would my kids be searching for a blog about divorce? Um, unless they are searching for a blog about divorce. (Good point.)

My friend said to me, “Do you think Bob Dylan’s kids have heard Idiot Wind?”

So this is not for them, this is not for you. This is for me. I am attempting to share the truth, and release the bitterness and sadness, so that I can heal and move on.

This is also a document that will be revealed. I’m sure it’s my ex-y’s worst nightmare. Well, sorry, hon, it’s up for keeps this time. Oh, and it’s not for you, either.


The Off Parent

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Info Source: Sara Dylan on Wikipedia


7 Responses

  1. A.Freakin.Men.

    I write my blog for me, first and foremost. I also write so that I may interact with other people going through something similar to what I am going through. And, if one thing I write, resonates with, comforts or helps ONE person trudge through their own shiznit, then putting it out there is all the more worth my while.

    My kid is ONE and a half. Do you know how many people I have had tell me that my blog is going to “harm” him? Really?

    Not to mention, I will tell him the truth as to why his parents didn’t make it as a couple. Because I believe that kids can handle the truth more often than we give them credit for.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:46 am

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