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Are You Really Ready for Divorce?

Let’s face it.  Not every marriage is going to survive infidelity.  But are you really ready for divorce? It‘s probably impossible to know what percentage  of marriages end in divorce as a result of infidelity.  But based on the reader surveys we’ve conducted over the years, the percentage of divorced and/or separated respondents hovers around […]

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When Your Husband Marries the Other Woman – What Happens?

So what happens when your husband marries the other woman? By Sarah P. There are several influences that could lead to a man leaving his wife and marrying the other woman. As you know, these people are less than 10% of the men out there, and when they do leave their marriage has a 70% chance […]

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A Tale of Two Cheaters: Are You Married to a Reverse Prince Charming or a Fallen Prince Charming?

How to Tell the Difference and Why It’s Important to Know the Difference. Sarah P.   Some men never stop looking for the affair – they are serial cheaters whose affairs have nothing to do with relatedness to another, intimacy, sharing, pain or silence–They connect as conquest to bolster a well hidden but fragile ego. […]

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An Encounter with an ‘Embarrassed’ Ex-Neighbor

I was doing the grocery shopping Sunday as always, when about 50 feet or so in front of me I spotted Sherri, a woman who used to live in our neighborhood.  It was rumored that she and her husband had their house foreclosed on after a particularly nasty divorce.  I was sure Sherri noticed me […]

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A Conversation with Kate

The other day I had a brief but interesting conversation with my sister-in-law regarding her relationship with her adult step children. In case you’re wondering, yes this is my brother-in-law’s wife (initially his affair partner), and the step kids I’m referring to are our nieces and nephew. It’s an extremely rare occasion that I’m ever […]

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can a trial separation save a marriage

Can a Trial Separation Actually Save a Marriage?

A separation can often be the result after an affair has been discovered. Though we feel it is possible that being separated while trying to recover can be a good thing in some cases, it can also make it more difficult to save a marriage – unless it is done the right way, that is. […]

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The Selfishness and Obliviousness Continues

I know you guys are probably tired of reading my rants about my brother and my disapproval of his situation, but I just had to share another example of the selfish bubble that he and his wife continue to reside in. For those of you who do not know, a few years ago my brother […]

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It Just Isn’t Fair

It Just Isn’t Fair

My mother has been bugging me since before Thanksgiving to find a weekend when we could all get together with my brother and his wife for dinner and to celebrate my brother’s birthday. She knows I don’t like hanging out with them but she’s doing her best to push us together. She is blind to […]

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A Friend’s Fall from Grace

Last night, Linda and I were out at a baseball game and ran into a friend who we haven’t seen in quite a while – maybe 2 or 3 years. We talked for awhile and both of us left the conversation with our jaws hanging. Here’s the story… Our sons played summer travel baseball together […]

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Narcissistic mother in law

A Real Story of a Couple Driven Apart By a Narcissistic Mother-in-Law

This is part one of a three-part series by Sarah P. called, “Three In the Bed:  Narcissistic Mother-in-Laws, Attachment, and How It Affects Your Marriage” Note: After seeing some of the comments about my last article on narcissism, I felt like this would be a timely piece. In this series, I present clinical data about […]

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