When I put out a call to friends, fans and followers on the Amazing Women Rock Facebook page, I'm often delighted with the response.
“I'm writing a blog on good reasons to leave bad love relationships,” I wrote this time. “Anyone have any useful thoughts on that?”
I combined fan wisdom and mine and came up with this list of seven solid reasons to get out when love goes bad:
Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model.
After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received.
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (Apr 5, 1908 – Oct 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater.
Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres.
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.
Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
Guest blog post by Judith Glynn
Birthdays after 45 can trigger the "what if" question. Could past choices have been different?
Or did you have it all and now face a challenging future with less?
Are you a bore, talking about what you used to do?
This is how it all starts:
A baby asks God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"
God says: "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
And the rest, as they say, is history! Happy Mother's Day to all the earthbound angels out there, and I hope you enjoy the links...
Sometimes I despair that young women fail to realize how far women have come and at what cost.
So when my friend Mary Heston sent me a link to a video produced by her teenaged daughter Cecilia for a World War II school project, I said Yipppeee!
It's important to support girls and young women as they find their voices and make them heard so they will continue to do so as adults.