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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

The End of a Relationship: The Leavers and The Left

This piece, about what happens to the people that leave relationships abruptly and/or with deception,┬ácaused quite a stir on Facebook recently. The comments fell into two camps: “Thank you for validating my experience” and “I’m the one who left my marriage and I’m tired of being painted as the bad guy.” The reaction got meContinue reading “The End of a Relationship: The Leavers and The Left”

Heart Break – Heart Attacks After Divorce

A recent study has shown that people who have been divorced are at a higher risk of having a heart attack at some point. Interestingly, the risks are higher for women then men and remarriage has more of a protective effect on men than women. The study’s authors propose that perhaps divorce is more stressfulContinue reading “Heart Break – Heart Attacks After Divorce”

Why People Cheat

I never thought I’d tackle this post. First of all, if I could answer this question with certainty, I certainly would not be teaching middle school math; I’d be taking over Oprah’s spot. The reasons people stray in their marriages are as varied and complex as marriage itself. Past, present and personality weaving together toContinue reading “Why People Cheat”

Dishonorable Mention

“What’s your biggest fear?” I asked my teenage boyfriend as we lay side by side on the top of a picnic table, looking up at the night sky ablaze with unmolested stars. His body, once subtle and molded to mine, became firm, rigid even with anger and intent, as he replied, “Turning into my father.”Continue reading “Dishonorable Mention”

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