Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?
When we enter a relationship to marry, most of us commit with that lifelong intent underlying our decision. But during the interim, people discover things about themselves that they didn't know going in.
Getting back out there. Dating online. Talking to people again. None of it is easy. And, it's easy to do it the wrong way. I know that it's not always easy to come clean when you are trying to make an amazing first impression but there are simply some critical things you cannot lie about.
America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.
Jen, no matter what the outcome, take time to heal. Explain to your beautiful daughters in an age appropriate way. You two will always be connected through your children, who will never cease to amaze you.
Preparing yourself individually to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit will prepare you for a healthy relationship in the future.
No matter who a judge deems as "right," no matter which party loses his or her case, the truth is, the person who will be most impacted, to either his detriment or his benefit, is the child.
It is surprising and unnerving when we hear about these couples who prevailed for so long but didn't ultimately succeed at their union. It can be hard to understand what drives people to split up after so many years together.
Unwinding a relationship requires a careful undoing of emotional, physical and financial connections, and must be performed with extreme caution to achieve two intact individuals in the end.
Divorce is expensive. And just how expensive may depend upon the size of your wallet. While mega-watt settlements splash all across social media, the statistics for divorce costs (legal fees and expenses) are largely unavailable because the industry is loath to report such figures.
To conclude my story I would recommend for celebrities to stay away from aggressive divorce lawyers focusing on making big bucks with their usual, prolonged court procedures. These should be avoided, not just to save money, but also to make divorces more bearable and positive.
I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.
I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.
Marriage is a profound and public proclamation of love and it is also a government-sanctioned economic partnership with attendant rights and responsibilities.
If you are facing a divorce and prenuptial agreement is going to result in your getting less than you would get without the agreement, it is time to talk to a lawyer about how to get the agreement thrown out.
I don't typically write about celebrity or high profile divorces because I want my material to speak for itself, rather than having it receive attenti...