Category: Deciding to Stay or Go

Do We Falsely Idealize Lifetime Married Couples?

Posted by Delaine - July 30, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Making It Work, Relationships, slideshow, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving marriage lifetime happy or unhappy divorce
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Unexpected change is sweeping through the lives of some of my dearest girlfriends these days.  It has arrived wearing the face of divorce or break-up.  As a result, deep and complex conversations around the nature of love, secrecy, and commitment have ensued.  And now, for the first time in my life, I find myself seriously […]

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Why Women Get Divorced!

Posted by Delaine - May 8, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
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At some in a relationship or marriage, we sit across from our partner and wonder where the romance and passion went… Remember back when he’d wine and dine you and go the extra mile just to see you smile? How he was keen to only put that best foot forward, and how special you felt […]

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How far should we go to make a relationship work because of great sex?

Posted by Delaine - January 21, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Healing, Making It Work, Phases/ Stages, Relationships, Surviving
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Contributed by Peter Ehrlich. I’m haunted by my Ex Katherine. Not by that went wrong with our relationship, but what went right with our relationship – our love life. After being laid naked, fetal-positioned, paralyzed, and wanting by our breakup, I want to attempt a sequel with my Ex.  I am willing to work harder […]

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“Everything Changes” – Wise Thoughts on Divorce & Relationships

Posted by Delaine - January 11, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Healing, Surviving, Wisdom Gained
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Submitted by Shelley Stiles. Relationships.  Why do they change?  So often we find ourselves struggling to maintain a long-term relationship that somehow doesn’t feel as good as it used to.  Our sense of history and loyalty motivate us to do whatever we can to keep that relationship alive.  How do we know when it is […]

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“I Grew Balls”: How One Wife Confronted The ‘Other Woman’ To Find The Truth

Posted by Delaine - March 9, 2010 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Infidelity, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
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It wasn’t until ’she’ phoned in the middle of the night that Pam became suspicious.  The woman was obviously drunk, her voice a string of slurs.  And when Pam asked, “Who is this?”, all she got heard was “(Giggles) Just a friend…(click).” The next day, Pam confronted her husband.  Completely taken off guard, he insisted they were “only friends.”  […]

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Nothing Says “Merry Christmas” Like A Divorce Voucher

Posted by ekzact_team - December 22, 2009 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
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These days you name it and you can find it in gift certificate form – spa treatments, movies, furniture…  But what do you think of the idea of a ‘Divorce Voucher’ as a Christmas gift?’ A few weeks ago, a law firm in England named Lloyd Platt and Company began offering such vouchers as gifts for the […]

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She’s Only Staying Married For the Kids

Posted by Delaine - June 15, 2009 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
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  She’s one of my mom friends.  We aren’t close, but I see her almost everyday at our kids’ school.   This past weekend we bumped into each other at a nearby park.  And as we sat, watching our kids play soccer, I asked her where her husband was.   “Oh…I don’t know.  Probably doing something […]

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