Disregarding a Spouse's Stress
Couple discussing problemsPhoto by SHVETS production:. Couples tend to bicker over the same things again and again. We're different people, it's not uncommon to have varying opinions. But is it fair to talk someone out of their feelings? Because you disagree with it.
Learning from past relationships to focus on better outcomes
Have you ever met a special someone and were convinced this person was "the one". Perhaps you just clicked and everything just fell into place without having to work at it. This person checked all your boxes and you could envision spending the rest of your days together. I was recently talking to a girlfriend about relationships and trying to key in on what was the secret sauce that initiated this feeling.
I cleaned out the closet of my husband's ex-wife because he was too distraught to do it
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I first started dating my now-husband, I ended up cleaning out his ex-wife’s clothes from the closet that she had left behind because he was too distraught to do it.
Mom Refuses to Take Ex's 'Affair Child' to Disney
Should a person feel responsible at all to care for their ex-spouse’s child?. It can be incredibly tough when a person learns that their spouse has been unfaithful, and those complications just increase if a child comes from the affair.
Wife Horrified that Divorce is a 'Life Goal' for Her Husband
Should anyone ever aim to get divorced without communicating their concerns to their partner?. Marriage certainly isn't free of its challenges, and that's precisely why it takes a lot of work and patience to have a healthy marriage.
Is Working Remote Doomed to End in Employment Divorce?
Colorado business owners discuss the idea the remote working is likely to end in employment divorce.
Man Refuses to Pay College Tuition for Niece After Cruel Comments
Should anyone ever be responsible for funding someone else’s education?. Student debt is a reality that most young people know all too well. With the rising costs of education in the United States, it's quite common for most young people to have an average of $39,000 in student debt.
Man Asks for Ex-Wife in Hospital Instead of Current Wife
Is there ever a situation in which a husband should choose his ex-wife over his current one?. Divorce is difficult for everyone. It's tough to come to terms with the fact that your marriage is over, and despite trying the hardest you could, not being able to save it. This can come with some leftover trauma in the wake of the separation.
I've never been a 'first wife'
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. They say comparison is the thief of joy. Maybe that’s true. I pondered that concept when I realized that in both of my marriages I’ve never been the “first wife.”
The end of a marriage is difficult, until rediscovery occurs
Like most, my marriage ended long before it was legally over, so I have been ‘single’ now over four years. We were in the midst of a myriad of outside factors that were in motion, so instead of dealing with it, I made a variety of changes trying to avoid the problem. I bought a new home that provided me several areas to “escape” including a suite separated from the rest of the house that I moved into and lovingly referred to as the Mommie cave. I focused on and travelled for work as much as possible. I separated as many activities as I could between things she (my daughter) did with me, versus things she did with him.
Woman regrets only having “couple friends” while married
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Back in the day, when I was a blogger, I went to a lot of conferences and special events. I would often see the same faces again and again, and it was great to have the opportunity to network with them. I became relatively good friends with one woman in particular.
Mom Takes Son's Savings to Pay for Stepson's Car
Should a parent ever feel entitled to take the savings of one of their children for their own use?. There's nothing simple about being a parent, and a lot of the time parents can wonder whether or not they're making the right choices and decisions for their kids.
My Cousins Swapped Wives
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I have a rather large family and extended family. When I was a teen, I visited my great aunt when two of her sons were there. Her sons, my cousins, were out in the backyard having a rather loud conversation.
Friendship may be possible after an unpleasant divorce
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I resented my daughter’s father when our relationship ended. I was angry about the things that led to the demise of our marriage. I was also mad about how he chose to handle the divorce.
Father Furious About Family Drawing by Stepson
Adapting to having a new step-parent can be difficult for some children. For one, they may still be trying to come to terms with the separation of their parents, and having a new paternal figure in their lives.
Dad Forces Teen to Give Up Bedroom for Baby Half-Brother
It isn't always easy to invite a new family member into the picture, especially after divorce or separation. It's estimated about 650,000 divorces are finalized in the US every year, and of those divorces, most will go on to remarry.
Opinion: Couples Often Settle In Long-Term Relationships
Trouble seems to be brewing in the relationship department. A couple I know just broke up after five years of dating. Several clients I coach are facing constant conflict in interactions with their partners and struggling to figure out why they cannot make their relationship work.
Opinion: We Shouldn’t Be Surprised When “Happy” Couples Break Up
Back in college, my best friend and I lived in a house with several male roommates. One of them was incredibly sweet and had a wonderful girlfriend he had been dating for years. We were entirely convinced they would get married.
There were times when I never expected my marriage to be successful
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. People change you. They can transform your emotions, energy, and life trajectory in unbelievable ways — especially when you engage in intimate relationships with them.
Mom Refuses to Let Adult Children Visit Dying Father
When is a child old enough to travel by themselves?. It's part of the natural maternal instinct for mothers to want to protect their children from anything that can harm them. With that said, sometimes parents can be the ones causing the harm rather than relieving it.