There are countless reasons why people get divorced, but they all the reasons come down to one commonality: one or both people in the marriage decided they would be happier alone rather than staying married.
Breakups suck at the best of times, but there's no reason to go through those motions with someone who was -- for all intents and purposes -- an extended fling. So here you have it, the ten commandments of Friends With Benefits.
Benjamin Franklin argued that we should employ accounting techniques to select the right romantic counterparts. Jonathan William, apparently a romantic, responded by saying, before taking a wife, a man "must fall in love... and that seems to be as involuntary an act as falling into a well.
What's funny about living in this day and age is that most of us seem to simultaneously be dependent on modern technology and be frustrated with how it's transformed areas of our lives that were already stressful enough without it -- i.e. dating, relationships, and confrontation.
An acquaintance once told me that exes who remain in communication with each other are either f*cking or fighting, and while it does seem to be true in many cases, I think there's a third way.
A client recently called and asked for an urgent appointment alone. She and her husband have been seeing me primarily because of one potentially relationship-ending issue: "I'm sick and tired of being with a wimp!" she said.
One may label it 'loving' all day long, profess it from the rooftops and paint it across the sky, but love it is not. Love does not exist in a dark cave of longing and desperation. Those feelings are the offspring of fear.
I loved who I was when I was drunk. I was witty and confident and fun. But that is me all the time... I just wasn't comfortable being me without the liquid courage. I couldn't find myself when I was sober, because I hadn't tried looking.
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was a good day for America. But it also made official something I've been saying for years: America embraces every lifestyle except one -- being unmarried.
Finding a way to be happy in the middle of a divorce isn't easy. It's something that you have to consciously work for. Here are some habits that have really helped me be an overall happier person during my divorce.
I had an important realization about my divorce recently. I was naked from the waist down and waiting for a woman with a hot stick to singe my nether regions with melted wax when it hit me.
What a gift we can give someone we love by not giving up on them, but instead reaching out our arms and being there when they make it through to the other side.
Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.
As men, we need to be there for our children, be responsible, stoic and not be afraid to teach our children well, as the song goes. We need teach our sons to respect women and that the definition of being a man doesn't mean you can't be a gentleman.
This Fourth of July while you are celebrating our nation's independence, and in between barbecues, beer and overcooked hot dogs, take a moment to find the lessons this holiday can teach those of us going through divorce.
America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.