Tag Archives: Support

Perspective can change our belief system wholly and completely. We can even take on a different perspective to fight jealousy. August 13

Slaying My Green-Eyed Monster

When our air conditioner broke, we had to turn the air off for a few hours. It happened to be one of the hottest, most humid days Chicago has seen in a while. As I was coming into the house from outside, I felt the cool relief of our well-insulated home. The humidity was gone […]

July 24

GENDER BENDERS

It is true and obvious that men and women are different. Most people would say what makes a woman a female and a man a male is the presence of a vagina or a penis. But it isn’t really that easy is it? Beyond our biology, we are created and develop differently based on our […]

May 11

The Phone Call

The Sister Wives struggled with the decision to make this piece anonymous, but ultimately decided is was more important to protect the identity and integrity of family members. The fact remains, this could be written by any one of us because mental illness hits from every direction, scattering its pellets of suffering among families and […]

January 19

Introducing…New SisterWives

When women support each other, amazing things happen. We started this blog with a goal of reaching out to other people, both women and men, and offering our support. Along the way, we’ve received an abundance of support in return. We always knew we wanted to grow the SisterWives eventually but wanted to work out […]

December 16

In the darkest time of the year…

This hippie girl knows that we are in the darkest week of the year. The solstice arrived on December 21, just before Christmas. I think in all our souls we feel a tinge of it, in the frustration with shoppers, the dread of seeing family members next week, the exhaustion that brushes at the edges of […]

December 04

Be Still And Know

I save all of her voicemails. All of them. Friends call and say, “Your voicemail is full. I couldn’t leave a message,” and I lie and say that I’m too lazy to delete my messages, but it’s not true. I can’t delete them because one day they may be all I have of her. I […]

parenting unexpected trigger November 06

Parenting-An Unexpected Trigger

On Tuesday, Dawn courageously shared a part of her story with us. You may have noticed that she touched briefly on a project she and a fellow survivor, mother, and blogger are starting to support others who no longer want to feel alone, who want to find a community where there are others who understand completely […]

September 04

I AM HALF MAN

I am introducing this blogger because he has been part of my world since I started blogging over two years ago.  His blog is all about him so it would be impossible to follow him and not feel like you know everything about what makes him tick.  He is a father to some amazing girls […]

August 12

Lasting First Impressions (Part 1)

When I was a little girl, I feared policemen. I can’t pinpoint why. I grew up in a law abiding home, so I had no real reason to be afraid, but for some reason, they looked scary to me, intimidating with their dark uniforms, big sticks and guns. Once when my mom got pulled over […]

August 11

Gracias, Danke, Merci, Grazie, Thank You

This place began with a group of women who found each other online and enjoyed sharing little quips throughout the day, most of which involved boobs and #DickPunchThursday. Eventually though, the quips grew into conversations, which grew into friendships. One of us suggested we start a blog, that our little secret world of support should […]

July 17

BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

A few weeks ago I considered dropping out of this “SisterWives” project. Here I am in the midst of some fantastic women and for some reason I was invited to join. What makes me think I can keep up? What makes me think I have anything worthwhile to add? I told myself I would only […]

July 03

Above the Storm

The other day I sat outside at a small café and watched a bird flying into the wind. I sat transfixed as she dipped down and then up all the while flapping her wings to no avail. She just flew in place, never even moving an inch. Eventually, she conceded to the fierce and wild […]

June 26

What We’re Doing, And How We’d Like YOU To Be Involved

‘The Sisterwives’ is what happens when nine women decide that alone they are enough, but together they are stronger. We began as a support group on Facebook. A safe haven to check in throughout the day. To find support. To post our joys, our sadness, our triumphs and our pain.   It was a little miracle. […]

June 23

Who we are, and how we came to be

We met, as people in the Blogosphere are wont to do, via happenstance, serendipity and mutual friends. In one corner of the Universe, Samara and Jennie had become enchanted with one another’s words, and declared each other “Sisterwives.” In other corners of the Universe, in spite of the Atlantic Ocean, Lizzi and Beth were having […]