Going “No Contact” – Signs That It’s Needed

Have you recently endured a breakup or divorce and you’re wondering if going “no contact” with your ex is the right decision for you? Here’s what to consider:   There is a History of Manipulation or Abuse At its core, abuse is about power and control. Especially if your ex was gaslighting you or wasContinue reading “Going “No Contact” – Signs That It’s Needed”

Marriage: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

From time to time, I have people contact me with a description of their marriage or their thoughts about filing for divorce. After describing the situation, they often conclude with the following question: should I stay or should I go? I have yet to encounter an email which prompts me to answer that question directlyContinue reading “Marriage: Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

What Are Your Marriage Deal Breakers?

Brock asked me once if I would have given my first marriage a chance if my ex had come to me instead of disappearing. “It depends,” was my response. By the time the end was imminent, there had been so many lies and so much betrayal that I don’t think we could have moved beyondContinue reading “What Are Your Marriage Deal Breakers?”

Is Divorce Your Only Option?

When I first read this piece by Matt on why he declined to participate in Huffington Post’s collection on when divorce is the only option, my knee-jerk response was that sometimes divorce is the only option. When I filed for divorce, my husband was MIA, married to another woman and still actively funneling my creditContinue reading “Is Divorce Your Only Option?”