Are there any smart men out there left to marry? According to divorced Princetonian Susan Patton's book, Marry Him by Choice, Not Chance, they aren't. Her book explains that all the good smart men are found in college. She advises women to first focus on finding a good partner in marriage and then a career. What do you think? While a lot of her tips are archaic I do see some truth in her statements.
This snapshot of a therapy draws the curtain back on a dance that I see often in my office. Two caring people, inhabiting an unsatisfying relationship, and not sure how they got there. Discovering these tensions and bringing them into the open often helps break through the lukewarm temperature in these relationships.
Divorce is difficult. No matter how common, it is one of the most challenging of life's experiences. It's not just your marital status that changes -- your entire life shifts. When divorce is personal, everything you've read, heard or seen takes on a new angle. Divorce for me was an alien concept, and the realities that came with it were not something I was prepared for. I had to re-identify myself, my role as a person, a woman, and a mother.