The Cheater’s Playbook

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My ex left behind a letter, typed and in duplicate, when he unexpectedly exited my life. That was followed a couple weeks later by a suicide (attempted) email, sent to both his other wife and my mother. Since I had no other explanations, I poured over those words for months, looking for answers. His words … Continue reading The Cheater’s Playbook

Refuse to Be a Victim

“Let me introduce you to the victim advocate,” offered the policeman who had arrested my husband the day before.   I stopped short. That was the first time that word – victim – had ever been applied to me. I certainly felt victimized. My partner of sixteen years had just abandoned me with a text … Continue reading Refuse to Be a Victim

Five Surprising Upsides to Being Cheated On

Nobody needs to tell you about the pain of being cheated on. You're living that every moment. Instead, I want you to know about the silver linings that can be found amidst the ruins of the betrayal.   https://youtu.be/K6oVdtLfdEU

I Was Married to a Con Man

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I thought he loved me. It turned out that he was more con man than confidant.  If my husband had been Pinocchio, his nose would have been a giant redwood. While we were married, I thought he was a real boy. Once he disappeared, I learned otherwise. My husband and I used to watch "Lost" … Continue reading I Was Married to a Con Man

How to Get Over Being Cheated On

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"How do I get over being cheated on?" This phrase makes its way into my messages several times a week. And no matter how many times I read it, my stomach still clenches at those words. Because I can remember the desperation that I had for that answer. It was part fear - "Can I … Continue reading How to Get Over Being Cheated On