We had just had sex. One minute, we were kissing and pressed against each other and I was in the safest place in the world. The next minute, I was lying alongside him crying and asking, "What do people do in a situation like this?" And he was saying: "Get divorced."
I have heard stories from clients that included a near-death experience, a parent's death, or the loss of a job that triggered a person to realize that things in their life had to change.
If you want to wreck your marriage, withdraw from your family and withhold yourself from these relationships. Be at home, but don't engage the people you live with. Keep them at arm's length. If you do engage with them, do as little as possible. Be just a roommate, and an inconsiderate one at that.
In order to thoroughly wreck your marriage relationship or intimate partnership, be someone who looks at their own faults through a telescope but everyone else's with a microscope. Critical people focus on the failures of others, are self-righteous and highly defensive when criticized themselves.
With the advent of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (the holy trinity), and of course their handheld facilitator -- the smart phone, our lives, our relationships and the way we interact has totally transformed. Though, with each technological triumph are we becoming a better society?
It was a normal Friday, I was outside playing with our three girls and walked over to the mailbox to grab the mail and there it was. An envelope addre...
Happily ever after. That's what they say, right? You've found the one to live out all of your days with and your storybook ending awaits. I was downs...
When Mr. Rosenberg and I met, everything happened in a single breath. One year from our first date, we were married, with a baby on the way. We eloped...
The only thing I care about is: Are you embracing and expressing the unique flavor of your own masculinity? That's the real question.
Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.
I come from a long line of strong women.
Ever read any books on how to be the best mother-in-law possible? There is one rule repeated in every single chapter: Keep Your Mouth Shut. So what would mothers-in-law like their daughters-in-law to know if by chance they didn't keep their mouths shut? I asked around.
You have to own your actions and take full responsibility for them. Not half responsibility, like, "Well I know I was difficult but it was because you acted cold." That's not owning anything.
I believe that those of us who are called into a mid-life crisis and those who accept the honor of moving through it thoroughly and with grace are the lucky ones. Now that I am on the other side, I see my mid-life crisis as a true breakthrough, an awakening, and the path to the peaceful, joyful, and loving life I am living now.
When Jim and I took our vows on October 6th 1984 we had a beautiful wedding. That was then but OMG! Who can afford it now? You won't believe what it cost. Today that would pay for dinner for ten of your best friends
"Life is short - have an affair." That devil on your shoulder Ashley Madison slogan gets us every time. It triggers a scrunched-face, head-shaking reaction, like biting into a mealy peach. Why?