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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Do You Suspect Your Partner is Cheating?

Do you suspect your partner is cheating?   I laughed it off at the time. My then-husband had recently become enamored with a particular style of Calvin Klein boxer briefs after years of mainly going commando. Since I was off school for spring break, I took on the task of tracking down several pairs forContinue reading “Do You Suspect Your Partner is Cheating?”

Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated By a Covert Abuser

Covert abuse is sneaky. It doesn’t leave a bruise on your cheek. Or cut you down with scathing words. Or even obviously isolate you from others. Instead, it wisps in slowly through tiny cracks. Velvet-trimmed lies whispered into trusting ears. The smoke builds until you no longer remember what it is like to see clearlyContinue reading “Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated By a Covert Abuser”

10 Contradictory Qualities of a Good Marriage

It is often said that marriage is a balancing act. It requires weighing the needs of the individual against the needs of the partnership. It necessitates compromise and constant communication. And a good marriage also needs to find the equilibrium with the following contradictory qualities: 1) Adaptability A good marriage is adaptable; it grows andContinue reading “10 Contradictory Qualities of a Good Marriage”

Tells – The Truth Always Finds a Way Out

Last night, we watched the movie Rounders, a drama where Matt Damon and Edward Norton portray high-stakes poker players. It was intriguing to disappear into that risky and shadowy world from the mundane security of the couch. My pulse was racing enough just watching someone lose $25,000 in a matter of seconds; I certainly didn’tContinue reading “Tells – The Truth Always Finds a Way Out”

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