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Part auto-biography/part self-help, Monique’s first book, “The High Road Has Less Traffic: honest advice on the path through love and divorce,” (2010) shared her personal journey through divorce. The second book in the series, “The High Road Has Less Traffic ...
and a better view” (2013) is all about providing perspectives.

She is not a divorce attorney, nor a clinical psychologist, or a marriage therapist ... just a regular person like you — having experienced the complexities of love, marriage, divorce, parenting, dating, remarriage, and everything in between. Her goal is to share perspectives from life along the way that are inspiring, motivating, and thought-provoking ... and, of course, at times witty, sarcastic, and challenging. In the spirit of giving back, a portion of proceeds from speaking engagements and book sales are donated to organizations that help families transition through divorce.

Monique is also a partner in ISHR Group which provides global solutions in the area of leadership assessment, development and coaching. She started her career with GM, and later joined GE. She earned certification as a Six Sigma Quality Black Belt, and is a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and the Birkman Profile.

Monique received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. In 2007, Monique was profiled by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the “40-Under-40” and named one of the “Enterprising Women of the Year” by Enterprising Women Magazine. She was named a “2011 Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Star” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and a 2012 POW! Winner by Womenetics. She is a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), the Zoo Atlanta Leadership Council, and the Emerge Leadership Council. Her articles have appeared in Enterprising Women, Shape, and Focus on the Family. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, HopeAfterDivorce.com, eHarmony.com, FamilyShare.com, and DivorcedMoms.com, and recently appeared on NBC’s Today Show.

Monique lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Justin, and her two children. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, traveling, boating, reading books and taking photographs.

For more information, please contact:

Monique A. Honaman
Monique@HighRoadLessTraffic.com
www.HighRoadLessTraffic.com

Entries by Monique Honaman

When Group Fun Covers Up Marital Loneliness

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:58 AM

"The most comfortable prison is still a lonely place." Kenneth Kolb

"Should we go out to dinner and go dancing with the gang, or stay in, cook-out and watch a movie together?"

"Should we invite our neighborhood social group to join us on a hike, or should we disappear...

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No Kids! High Five!

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 10:01 AM

"No kids tonight ... Is it wrong that we high-fived in the kitchen this morning?" - Facebook post

"Absolutely not," I wanted to scream at my laptop, "Enjoy your night - just the two of you -- alone! No guilt!"

An old friend (one of those people that you knew...

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Retaliation Nation

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 10:50 AM

"Without forgiveness life is governed by ... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." ~ Robert Assagioli

In the agony, angst and anger of divorce, we often retaliate against our former spouses to the detriment of our own children. Makes no sense. Shouldn't the responsibility and honor of parenting come...

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Fine Is a Four-letter Word That Begins With "F"

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:35 PM

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -- Andy Warhol

We are a few weeks past the New Year! How are you doing on your resolutions? C'mon, be honest! We typically vow to "change" something, and have all good intentions, but change is...

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Oh, the Hypocrisy! "Don't Tell Them I Did That!"

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:26 AM

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." - Socrates

I spoke with a woman on the phone the other day who confided in me that she is getting a divorce. After years of putting up with her husband's many...

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(Don't) Call Me Mommy!

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 3:52 PM

When last summer's hit song "Call Me Maybe" (Carly Rae Jepsen) came out, I would break into my own freelance version and start singing "Call Me Mommy" every time we heard it on the radio. I could improv the lines to talk about doing laundry, driving carpool, helping with homework,...

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She's How Old? Do Age Differences Really Matter?

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:06 PM

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." ~ Mark Twain

My kids make faces and say, "That's so gross!" when I tell them that I was in college when my husband, their step-dad, was in middle school. We get a good laugh...

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No High Road in this Parking Lot! What Would You Have Done?

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 12:07 PM

My mantra is all about taking the high road, although I usually write about taking the high road as it relates to love, marriage, divorce and everything in between. But, as we all know, the high road is applicable to all other aspects of our life as well. The high...

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Staying on the High Road When the Low Road Is Calling

(5) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 4:39 PM

'The high road has less traffic' is a life philosophy that says you maintain your moral compass, your personal code of ethics, and your values, at all times. Taking the high road means you are able to look yourself in the mirror and be proud of how you acted, or...

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A Great Excuse to Have a Party (a Profile-Writing Party, That Is!)

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 10:48 AM

"Dating is a numbers game, and online dating has the best odds." -- Judsen Culbreth, The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating

One of my dear friends told me the other night that she is finally "giving in" and joining the on-line dating revolution. She told me she thinks, "it's...

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Great Sex = Great Marriage?

(214) Comments | Posted April 13, 2013 | 6:30 AM

A reader recently commented on one my blog posts something to the effect of, "This author believes that having great sex makes for a great marriage." I think he intended for this to be a critical comment, but actually, I do believe that -- with some caveats, of course!

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Nag, Nag, Nag!

(287) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 1:26 AM

While on vacation last year, I saw a nightshirt at one of those cute little gift boutiques found in so many resort towns. It was hot pink and on the front was a caricature of an old horse. Underneath the horse were three words: "Nag. Nag. Nag." (No, I didn't...

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If Not Shown Appreciation, It Gets to You

(3209) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 4:14 AM

Philosopher William James (1842-1910), said, "The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated."

There is an overwhelming number of women who feel unappreciated by their husbands. I often hear the following refrain: "I just want to feel appreciated. For years I have been the cook,...

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Kids Need Dads!

(79) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 11:58 AM

I only write blog posts when I hear something or see something that irks me -- something that strikes a nerve, and makes me feel as if I have to say something. Well, that happened again this past week -- twice!

In each of these instances, the husband (or...

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Braving Divorce

(11) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 11:41 AM

Let's talk about bravery. Merriam-Webster defines bravery as the quality that allows someone to do things that are dangerous or frightening. We often think of our soldiers fighting wars overseas as being brave, or firefighters entering a burning building as being brave, or police officers knowingly confronting dangerous criminals as...

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Accountability: Turn That Mirror Around And Look At Yourself!

(8) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 12:45 PM

I saw a cartoon the other day that said, "Divorce is like algebra. You look at your X and ask Y."

When I ask people going through a divorce what they might do differently next time, the first response I normally get is, "Not marry him (or her) in the...

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Remember AEP: Do Your Actions Express Your Priorities!

(3) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:20 AM

I didn't grow up going to the movies. In fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I went to the movies with my parents as a kid. I remember seeing Rocky, Grease, Star Wars, and Gandhi. I really didn't want to see that last one,...

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Same Story, Different Day

(128) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 9:30 PM

I grew up reading the "Dear Abby" column every morning in the Detroit Free Press. What elementary-aged kid reads Ann Landers? It became part of my morning routine throughout high-school. I even wrote a letter to Ann Landers myself once, but I think my parents took it out of the...

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What in the World Are We Going to Talk About for Two Weeks???

(44) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 11:49 AM

I have been enjoying the dog days of summer, and haven't posted in a while, but that hasn't stopped me from hearing from many women (and a few men!) about their marital situations. It's been interesting. One of the questions I have heard a lot this summer is this, "How...

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Can We Assume It's Temporary Insanity?

(1749) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 2:40 AM

I'm frustrated. Actually -- I'm in disbelief and amazement. Do men just lose their minds? Do they experience a form of temporary insanity when they decide to leave their wives?

I'm not trying to bash men. Those of you who know my writing style know that I am very...

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