As any divorcee knows, we can't always get what we want. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our priorities, or at least of our manners. Because, as contrary as it may seem, being graceful takes effort.
By the end of June, the U. S. Supreme Court will deliver its decisions regarding same-sex marriage and, as well, the healthcare law whose controversial provisions include some contraception and abortion coverage.
Before ending a partnership, ask yourself, "Is there is any connection to the current problem I'm facing and problems I've had in the past?" If so, you're a part of the problem.
He is uniquely placed to exploit any sense of alienation you feel as a mom. He will fill any void in your domestic life with his, er, 'manhood.' And he'll even help you launder the sheets after your little tryst. Meet the "stray-at-home dad."
I never imagined myself as a mistress. About a year ago, I found myself divorced, with a wage decrease and a rent increase all in the same month. I no...
Making a promise to stay faithful to one person and then breaking it is less about sex and more about lying. Affairs are a dilemma of integrity. If we are at heart a moral person, as most of us like to think of ourselves, how do we preserve our integrity in the face of our desire for variety?
The inability to acknowledge or see this by so many people I know is...well, funny. I laugh and let go. Not in sarcasm, but in confusion and self-preservation to accept people are all different and if their truth is black and white, who am I to say how THEY should see things?
Whether you're sharing marital complaints with your office mate or with an online friend of the opposite sex, you may be setting the stage for an emotional affair. When you're sharing more with a friend of the opposite sex than you do with your mate, you've crossed that line.
Chronologically they may be in their 30's, 40's, 50s or 60s, but in "gay years" they are maybe only 15. They have come into their own and are not thinking as an adult about the rest of the people with whom they are in relationship.
It's easy to think you will leave if your spouse betrays you, but when confronted with the reality of divorce and dissolving your marriage, the stakes are really high. It's not that overcoming the devastation of infidelity is easy, it isn't. But it can be done.
This comment provides a very brief educational overview of civil (non-criminal) engagement ring law and other romance based litigation. Always consult an experienced attorney and other professionals in all family law matters.
You and your partner have a unique relationship. So why would you want to have the same marriage everyone else has?
Even though it took me a long time to recover from my heartbreak, the experience has definitely given me inner reserves of strength and deepened my empathy. When the going gets tough, I know I'm capable of pushing through all obstacles.
We have completely romanticized the notion of marriage. It's why people seemingly spend more time planning the wedding than their actual life together.
As soon as you know you don't want to be with someone, let them go. Don't do the slow fade and eventually disappear. Be an adult and end it with love, honesty and compassion. It's really disrespectful to lead someone on when you are not sure what you want.
There are many paths to recovering from infidelity, and many couples are able to look back at the affair as a time that facilitated tremendous growth in their relationship. Sometimes, it helps shine a light on problems in the marriage, or opens up a dialogue about sex and intimacy.