For years they had one of Hollywood's hottest marriages but, after 18 years of wedded unity, Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from 53-year-old Antonio Banderas. The 56-year-old actress has said that the two have irreconcilable differences.
In my divorce coaching practice, my female clients are often shocked by how she is begged to stay, despite the misery in their marriage. Here's how you can be prepared for what might happen, and what to do if you still want out.
In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.
So what was he to you and what were you to him? Were you both just distractions? Were you both just bored? Was this relationship on your phone just convenient and easier than actually having to meet someone?
Young love is a funny thing. When you find it, you feel invincible. You think no one can comprehend the depth of the connection you feel to your person, let alone destroy it. But when you lose it, you feel like you've lost yourself. You realize you knew really knew yourself without it.
The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.
I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.
Whether your relationship ended six days ago or six months ago, now's the time to break out of your brooding cycle and break through to the life (and the guy) you desire.
The silver lining to dating someone who is emotionally and physically abusive is that they've set the bar pretty low. In contrast, everyone else you ever date will seem like Princess Charming. Of course, this silver lining is simultaneously a potential problem.
We can learn what drives contemporary behavior by shining a spotlight on our past. In doing so, we're not dwelling on what happened to us or letting it rule our lives. Rather, we are taking control of our present.
How do you know the correct message within a breakup speech? How can you tell if it's definitive, or a threat set up as a test?
We had been on this carousel together since 2011 -- a seemingly insignificant period of time in, but at present, that's a substantial era of my life. I sit here trying to recount the bad memories but I can barely find a handful. You've made it impossible for me to hate you.
Robin Thicke wasn't lying when he said he would do anything to get his wife back. He proved it at this year's Billboard Music Awards. While Thicke was able to do it publicly, most people don't have an audience to sing for or a stage from which to plead their case.
You can set out on the search for the perfect life journey, but ultimately, life isn't a straight-and-narrow path to the finish. In fact, the finishline you strive for may not even be anywhere near the one you imagined-- and that is a-okay! In fact, that's life.
I think a part of me still loves you while I sit here in the darkness, face hot with tears and disillusionment. But what I want you to know most is that I still love myself, and I still know what love really is.
Sometimes you don't know you are losing something until it's already gone. And there you are, left to deal with the mess that loss leaves behind.