By now you've likely heard a lot about Beyoncé's latest triumph "Lemonade," a visual album that artfully captures a raw emotional evolution. The albu...
As a child, I internalized the guilt and made myself the reason he couldn't find time to spend with me. As I grew older, I found myself in love with men who were emotionally distant while physically present. I thought presence was all I needed because it was the one thing I could never get from my father.
The excuses men give when confronted about cheating vary from extremely predictable to astonishingly off the wall. However absurd some of these may s...
Even though my first thought after watching Bey's special was, "JayZ better find somewhere else to lay his head at night, and ramp up security," the depth of Beyonce's beautifully raw expression gave me so much more to think about.
What exactly is an open marriage? These days "open" can mean anything you want it to mean. There really is no definition or rule book defining how an open marriage should work. You and your partner can create any kind of open rules that will work for you.
Have you ever wondered, "Am I his porn?" If you have, you're not alone. I've been asked this question more than once by the women I work with whose lives have been rocked by betrayal. And it's a concern for many women--for good reason.
I had my first adult fling (unaided by Jell-O shots) six months after the divorce, hopefully long enough so that it wasn't in angry reaction to his infidelity and my need to have my self-esteem buttressed. Because that was the default rumination long into the dark hours of night after learning about the affair.
As the secular culture marches on in its acceptance of pornography, one group of Americans is not finding it as easy to adapt, research indicates. The widespread access to graphic sexual images may be particularly damaging to religious individuals.
My husband gave up on our marriage. Well, he didn't exactly give up... He found someone else. So, why would I stay and fight for someone who stabbed me in the back and left me to bleed? Why would I fight to save my marriage, when the one I loved and trusted betrayed my love?
It was only through that gift of pain and blame that I arrived on the other side to see myself as I really am. To see all of us as we really are. Beings of shattered ideas and frailties, beautiful and sufficient in our imperfections. Enough. All of us. Even me.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all that needs to be done to heal from infidelity. It is just a start to get wives on the best track toward healing, should they want to stay in the relationship.
How do I forgive myself after doing something so hurtful to my friends and family? How does a person know when it's better to leave a marriage or stay in it because it makes sense?
Sen. Ted Cruz is "strutting his stuff" today after The National Enquirer claimed Cruz had extramarital affairs with five different women. "I'd be astonished if I could sleep with five women," Cruz bragged, "Much less five living women."
For any couple, recovering from infidelity is difficult. These six steps can be very helpful to get you and your wife on the right path for healing. This process is not easy and couples go through a lot of ups and down on their journey. But it is possible.
In that moment, I knew three things to be true: my husband was a great father, my husband had broken my heart, and figuring out what to do next was going to be far more complicated than I had thought.
When confronted with the painful reality, you also must make a decision "Should I stay or should I leave?" You realize that whatever decision you make, the stakes are really high and the red line you saw in your mind is now more gray than red. The following is information you should know when facing infidelity in your marriage.