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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

A Tale of Two Marriages

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary. That number has some meat to it. It feels substantial. Like we’re past the appetizer and into the main meal. For some reason, I’ve been particularly reflective this year, looking at this marriage and my first one from the perspective of today. I don’t remember my 6th anniversary inContinue reading “A Tale of Two Marriages”

How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?

Short answer? You can’t.   But that doesn’t mean that you have to sit by helplessly while they’re miserable.     It all starts with understanding the distinction between caring about your partner’s happiness and taking responsibility for their happiness. The former is hopefully a keystone in every supportive relationship. If you care about someone,Continue reading “How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?”

Riding the Rollercoaster of On Again, Off Again Relationships

One day, you’re madly in love and you can’t imagine your life without this person. And then the next day, you’re storming out of the house and blocking their number on your phone. Only to find yourself back in their arms a few weeks later. Your relationship feels like a rollercoaster. When it’s good, it’sContinue reading “Riding the Rollercoaster of On Again, Off Again Relationships”

Understanding Relationship Happiness Over Time

There are certain patterns that relationships tend to take over time in regards to overall happiness and satisfaction. In order to truly understand your relationship, it’s best to take a broader view, rather than examine a small slice of time that may not be representative of the whole. Which of the following patterns do youContinue reading “Understanding Relationship Happiness Over Time”

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