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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Why Do We Believe Their Lies?

In hindsight, it’s all so clear. Unfortunately, we can’t preorder hindsight. Looking back now, some of my ex’s false stories are absurd. One of my favorite has to do the phone line. Apparently, we were beginning to receive calls from creditors since he had decided that funding a second life was more important than payingContinue reading “Why Do We Believe Their Lies?”

Finding Understanding In the Lies Cheaters Tell

Look Out For These “Red Flag” Phrases

I’d never do anything to hurt you. This is naive at best and a manipulative distraction at worst. In any meaningful relationship, the occasional hurt is unavoidable.  Toes are carelessly stepped on, harsh words erupt before they’re caught and actions are misconstrued to have an alternate meaning. Hurt happens. And it’s what happens after thatContinue reading “Look Out For These “Red Flag” Phrases”

The Unintended Consequences of Overreacting

The unintended consequences of overreacting… One of the characteristics of a good marriage is that it is a safe space for both parties. Ideally, it becomes the sanctuary where you can take off your armor and feel comfortable wearing only your thin and vulnerable skin. It’s the place where you don’t have to pretend, whereContinue reading “The Unintended Consequences of Overreacting”

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