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Maritza Martinez

I'm a stay at home English teacher, mother of four (one daughter and three boys) and have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for over twenty-seven years. I love to read, write and garden. I strive to always be learning new things, and to reflect on life with its ups and downs. Books have always been my best friends and helped me overcome a very difficult childhood. I owe this to a great teacher who taught me to love books and vegetables and inspired me to become a teacher. I struggle with a chronic illness (Myasthenia Gravis) everyday, but I don't let it take control of who I am. I take life at a slower pace and am enjoying every minute of it.

We here at Midlife Boulevard think Maritza Martinez is an undiscovered treasure. Her writing is some of the most vibrant and lyrical out there. Enjoy this article reflecting on the empty nest, then read more from Maritza Martinez on her blog When does motherhood or parenting really begin? Probably you’ll find and read a million stories …

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So many circumstances can lead a match made in heaven to imminent disaster when life’s circumstances take a toll on the relationship. We’ve seen over and over how happily married couples can become distant, and eventually infidelity comes around the corner along with many other things. Sometimes love just isn’t enough to make a couple …

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