7 Reasons People Withdraw in Relationships

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We've all felt it. That certain chill in the air. The posture slightly too rigid and closed off. The tone that is just a little too clipped. The words may be right, but something is off. A disconnection. It's like the plug that charges the relationship is only partly plugged in. It happens in every … Continue reading 7 Reasons People Withdraw in Relationships

What Do You Owe Your Spouse?

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A reader emailed me, describing his unhappiness in his marriage. He asked if he owed it to his wife to stay in the relationship. My answer? No. Staying in a relationship solely out of a sense of obligation is a breeding ground for resentment and contempt. The marriage may last, but not in a form … Continue reading What Do You Owe Your Spouse?

Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider

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I’m often thankful that my marriage ended via text. I never had to make the gut-wrenching decision to inform my husband that I wanted out. I’ve never experienced endless days and nights weighing the pros and cons of divorce and anticipating its impact on my life. Even though I never thought about divorce prior to … Continue reading Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider

Passionate Protection

One of the most common complaints in a relationship that has gone the distance is the lack of excitement. Of passion. The spark fades and is replaced by a sense of comfort. Of predictability. It's natural to look for stability in our relationships. We want to feel safe. We want to limit that oh-so-scary feeling … Continue reading Passionate Protection