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FROM THE HEART         NEWS FROM KIDS FIRST
DECEMBER 2015

Greetings to our friends and supporters,       

 

Here at Kids First, we are sending all of our warmest wishes to you this holiday season.  (Check out our most recent blog posting for a few hints on making the most of these important days!)  And to help us make the most of 2015 as it draws to a close, please consider making a year end donation in support of Maine's families in transition. Every dollar makes a difference at this small non-profit!

Either shop online at Amazon Smile and designate Kids First Center as the recipient of a percentage of your sales, or make a direct donation to us in honor of the upcoming #GivingTuesday

 

Check out our schedule below for details on December program offerings, such as the Kids First Program; Separation, Divorce & Dads, and We're Divorcing: What Happens to the House?  We hope to see or hear from many of you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Peg Libby

Executive Director

 

In This Issue
What I Gave Up When I Destroyed Happily Ever After
December 2015 Calendar of Events

     
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What I Gave Up When I Destroyed Happily Ever After:

A Cautionary Tale for Those Considering Divorce

by Erin Oldham, Ph.D.  

 

If I knew how much I would give up, I might not have done it. My empowered move to move out of a stifling relationship ironically forces me to give away power on a daily basis. My ego is decimated, traditions are upended and any possibility of control is a joke. I decided to give away 50% of my children for the possibility of 'lightness of being' in the aftermath. I didn't calculate the loss at the time and didn't fully appreciate what I was stepping into or running away from. I just wanted out. I didn't want 'out' of my children's lives but that is what I inadvertently 'accomplished.' 

 

DECEMBER 2015
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec. 5 - Portland (207-761-2709) Saturday
Dec. 5 - Augusta (207-859-1514) Saturday
Dec. 12 - Biddeford (207-761-2709) Saturday
Dec. 12 - Lewiston  (207-783-3990) Saturday
Dec. 12 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109) Saturday
Dec. 12 - Skowhegan (207-859-1514) Saturday
Dec. 17 - Portland  (207-761-2709) Thursday  
(similar program)  Dec. 5 - Rockland (207-596-0359) Saturday
(similar program)  Dec. 12 - Bangor(207-942- 8200) Saturday
(similar program)  Dec. 12 - Ellsworth (207-942- 8200) Saturday
(similar program)  Dec. 12 - Wiscasset (207-596-0359) Saturday

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
December 1, 2015

Free Evening Workshop
Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
December 7, 2015


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