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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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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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Extramarital Affairs: What to Do When Smart Men Do Stoopid Stuff

By Sarah P. Senator Weiner, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Sergey Brin… They all have one thing in common. All of these otherwise “smart” men have done really stupid things when it comes to fidelity. When I started to date, my dad would tell me jokingly, “Be careful! Men are just like dinosaurs you know. […]

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Why I Decided Not to Kick Doug to the Curb After His Emotional Affair

The other day one of our readers emailed us the article 10 Reasons Not to Take Back a Cheating Husband by Kiri Blakeley.  I realize that the thought of potentially kicking the cheating spouse to the curb is in the minds of many of our readers, so I thought I’d post a comment I made […]

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Infidelity Makes for a Complicated Christmas – Part 2

Here we pick up where we left off of the messed up story of a Christmas made complicated as a result of infidelity. When we last left the man, it was a few days before Christmas and his plan for his kids to meet his new wife prior to Christmas was not going over so […]

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Christmas crazy

How an Affair Stole Christmas – Well, Not Really but it Sure Can Make it Complicated

A messed up story of a Christmas made complicated as a result of infidelity. (Somewhat tongue in cheek) There once was a man who had been married for over 25 years to the same woman.  For most of that time they lived a wonderful life with their three beautiful kids.  The years went by and […]

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Runaway Husbands

Recently there was a comment in one of the posts where a reader recommended the book Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal by Vikki Stark.  Whenever a reader recommends a book it peaks our interest, so we had to check it out further.  A couple of disclaimers…  First, we want to […]

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after the betrayal

After the Betrayal – Should You Stay or Should You Go?

One of the biggest questions that you will face after a betrayal such as infidelity is whether or not you should stay in the relationship – regardless of how long you have been working through the recovery and healing process.  I certainly faced that question but made the choice early on to fight for my […]

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married or not you should read this

A Very Touching Story

We got this touching story from an email and thought we’d share it.  I guess it’s been around on the Internet for awhile so some of you may have already seen it.  It could be pure fiction too but even so I thought it was touching. Married or Not You Should Read This When I […]

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Jealous of Divorce?

This is a guest post from Sara K. about her brief experience of feeling jealous of divorce. I just heard a couple from my small, suburban and gossipy neighborhood is divorcing. They have a 16-year-old daughter that is a friend of my son. There are also 3 other children involved. When I first heard the […]

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