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EA or PA? The Labels We Assign to Affairs – Are They Really Important?

By “Rose” Lately I have been journaling a lot; suggested by my therapist, it really helps to get the emotions out. Sometimes I’ll write my spouse a nasty-gram but then don’t send it because the action of writing it helps me a lot. What I have been thinking about lately is the labels we assign […]

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A Tribute to All of the Wonderful Women and Men Who Walk Alongside Us

By Sarah P. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Surviving is important; thriving is elegant. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some […]

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Affair Discovery – Like Getting Hit By a Truck

By “TryingToGetOver”   The last thing I wanted to hear when my husband’s affair was discovered was how long and hard the road to recovery would be. But it takes work and time, and there’s no getting around it, only through it. We are 7 months post Discovery Day number three (aka the time it finally […]

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When Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Other Person Are All Best Friends in their Non-Existence

By Sarah P. While the title of this post seems comical at first, this is a title that is quite literal since it hints at gaslighting. I wanted to revisit the topic of gaslighting and how wayward spouses use it. It is essential to understand it and recognize it to preserve your equilibrium as a […]

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Open ‘Mic’ Discussion #32 – What’s On Your Mind?

We’ve been hanging out in Vermont and surrounding areas for the last several days having a great time.  Not to mention escaping the heat and humidity that exists back home.  So rather than another article this week, we thought it was a good time for another Open Discussion.  Besides, it’s been 2 months since the […]

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Why the Pick-Me Dance Does Not Work

Copyright Jim Davis. Jim Davis, if you are reading, I spent many an evening at Fox Fire’s and spent lots of money there just to save my sanity from the hell that is that particular town. I also did you the courtesy of not bothering you at your house (located on you know what lake) […]

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Row the Boat – A Metaphor for Affair Recovery

  By Doug A few weeks ago, I couldn’t sleep.  Usually when this happens I either head down to my basement office and start working, or I head to the couch, flip on the TV and hope to find some sort of sporting event I can watch with the sound off so that it puts […]

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Wife’s Worst Nightmare: Ashley-Madison Now Has More Female Subscribers than Male Subscribers

By Sarah P. This article is a warning of the things to come. I have no good answer for this situation, but regardless, all the betrayed spouses of the world need to be on guard because Ashley-Madison now has more female subscribers than male subscribers.   I will give some tips at the end of this article […]

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Goldi-Child, the Three Bears, and Beds: Who Takes the Blame for Infidelity?

By Sarah P. Sometimes people think I am too hard on the affair partner. There is a backstory as to why, but since people who read this blog do not know me, I have hesitated sharing all of it. After all, the lives of other people are not TV shows where we sit back and […]

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The State of Things – A Personal Update

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted an article of a personal nature.  An article where we more or less step away from the infidelity talk, and simply bring you up to speed about stuff that’s going on in our lives.  So that’s what we’re going to do! Where the Heck is Linda? As you make […]

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