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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

We Want Them to Fight For Us

  When it comes down to being cheated on, I think that was the hardest thing- That he didn’t see the marriage – didn’t see ME – as something worth fighting for.    I remember reading stories from people who had unfaithful partners who confessed and condemned their own actions, throwing themselves into recovery. IContinue reading “We Want Them to Fight For Us”

8 Strategies to Better Handle Relationship Conflict

Raise your hand if you feel like you could do better when it comes to managing conflict in your relationship. I have both hands up. One of the lovely lasting effects of emerging from a marriage with a covert abuser who morphed and manipulated instead of speaking his mind was that after 16 years ofContinue reading “8 Strategies to Better Handle Relationship Conflict”

You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

When it comes to marriage, the opposite of “right” isn’t “wrong.” It’s “happy.” Because when we’re too focused on being right within a marriage, we’re losing focus on what’s really important: – reaching shared goals, even when you differ on the choice of the path to get there -managing overlapping lives -and, perhaps most importantly,Continue reading “You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married”

The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage

When asked about the state of their union, people often feel like they have to defer to one of two responses: “It’s all good,” or, “It’s over.” Yet the reality is that most marriages spend much of their time between these two extremes. Where some things are good, some areas are taut with tension andContinue reading “The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage”

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