Guest Post: How I Told My Kids We Were Getting Divorced

For many people, the most difficult part about divorce is the impact on the kids. And this starts on the day that you tell them about the divorce. Author L.J. Burke shares his story and surprising revelation about the day his kids were told about their parent's divorce. ¬†How I Told My Kids We Were … Continue reading Guest Post: How I Told My Kids We Were Getting Divorced

Stepping on Toes in the Pursuit of Happiness

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"But I just wanted to be happy," my couldn't-be-ex-quickly-enough whined to the police officer in the interview room where he was being questioned for bigamy. "That doesn't give you an excuse to commit a felony," the officer responded. I could hear him shaking his head in disbelief as he related this encounter to me on … Continue reading Stepping on Toes in the Pursuit of Happiness

When Would You Want to Know?

Brock and I have been talking a lot about marriage lately - our own, others and just marriages in general. Last night, on the drive home from the last holiday party of the season, he asked, "If your ex had come to you and admitted he screwed up, would you have wanted to stay and … Continue reading When Would You Want to Know?

December Reading List

These are all articles I've collected over the last few months that I wanted to share with you. Some are about healing relationships while¬†others are about ending relationships or how to survive once it's over. Each one holds some nugget of wisdom that is worth passing on. So pour the coffee, pull up a chair … Continue reading December Reading List

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't … Continue reading Tells – The Truth Always Finds a Way Out