Relationship Coaching with Scheherazade Washington Parrish, CPC
Love/ Parenting/ Social

For those of us going through transition, I’d like to share a story:

For my fifth anniversary, instead of some lovely mahogany table, or picture frame, I was informed that my marriage, was over.  My husband told me that he was in fact leaving me, and that he just hadn’t figured out how, or when.



…and that he just needed me to be patient with him while he figured that out.


The next couple of months were bad.  Very, very bad.  Lots of tears, snot and other bodily fluids…I’ll spare you.

I went to Texas to get away from the madness which was my life, and to spend some time with my sister.  It was a good time overall, but there was this one night, that was bad.  Really, bad.  There was wine, kleenex and tears.

Loooots of tears.

Upon waking the following morning, in beautiful Texas, I couldn’t help but notice the boxer (who, by the looks of things, lost) staring back at me in the mirror.  I thought:

The. Horror.  (followed by,)

Just because the marriage that I once had is over, does not mean that I’ve got to be busted.  Period.

busted (adj.) –  unkempt, slovenly.  An appearance giving the impression of apathy.

This, is where Twitter comes in handy.  I asked a simple question –

Is there a Divorce Proof  Mascara you recommend?

Here’s what I got:  Oh, by the way, let me be perfectly clear here.  There is no mascara on the market, which will prevent divorce.  By “divorce proof”, I mean a mascara that can stand up to a divorce, and all of the tears that come with it.

So.  Here’s what I got:

“L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof mascara is a favorite…Apply pressed powder under the eye to keep the mascara from traveling.”

For less than 10 bucks, I found this mascara to hold up to the tear jerkers:  Weddings, proms, interviews with talk show hosts, and most romantic movies.

Bottom line:  If you’re trying to figure out how to not to frighten your children’s teachers, bank tellers, or anyone else you may bump into in public, go grab a tube.  Apply daily until you to see the twinkle in your eyes return.

Stay tuned, and thanks for responding Sam Fine.

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