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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On … And 10 Things I Trust More

10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On 1 – I don’t trust people that are overly affectionate or complimentary; I assume there is a motive to their flattery. 2 – I don’t trust it when people are too eager to proclaim that they would “never hurt me” and that they “are not theContinue reading “10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On … And 10 Things I Trust More”

The Many Faces of the Affair Partner

I saw a question posed on Twitter yesterday asking if anyone had written to the affair partner and, if so, what the outcome was. The responses were interesting and quite diverse. It soon became clear that the type of communication (not to mention its aftereffects) with the affair partner were very much dependent on theContinue reading “The Many Faces of the Affair Partner”

A Tale of Two Marriages

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary. That number has some meat to it. It feels substantial. Like we’re past the appetizer and into the main meal. For some reason, I’ve been particularly reflective this year, looking at this marriage and my first one from the perspective of today. I don’t remember my 6th anniversary inContinue reading “A Tale of Two Marriages”

How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?

Short answer? You can’t.   But that doesn’t mean that you have to sit by helplessly while they’re miserable.     It all starts with understanding the distinction between caring about your partner’s happiness and taking responsibility for their happiness. The former is hopefully a keystone in every supportive relationship. If you care about someone,Continue reading “How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?”

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