The Cancer That Destroys Relationships

*This post may have affiliate links When you’re single and meeting up with a date, you put on your best front. You talk about all your achievements, you wear that new perfume, you talk about the new promotion you got and many more appealing details to show your date, “I’m a good choice.” So what happens …

CTM: Initial Attraction and In-House Separations

The latest issue of CTM is out! Here are the two articles I wrote for this issue: Pausing Your Marriage: In-House Separation Marriages sometimes seem to fall apart when there are extreme life stresses like affairs or addictions. When one spouse has an affair or suffers from an addiction, the other spouse usually is getting hurt, …

In-House Separation

Last Married Mondays post, I talked about ways to recover from affairs and betrayals. In that post, I just touched on the very beginning stages of recovering from affairs, betrayals, and lies. Today I am going to be talking about when extreme measures need to be taken by the betrayed partner. There comes a time, …

Recovering After an Affair

*This post may contain affiliate links When entering a relationship, there is a mutual understanding about being exclusive, unless stating it’s an open relationship. Now, what constitutes cheating? Most people would agree that sex with another person is physical cheating. What about a kiss? What about making out with someone else? What about being on a …

Fidelity in the Digital Age

In this day and age, nearly everyone has a smartphone, a laptop, a computer, or a tablet. These devices that we use on a daily basis can enhance your life in many ways, like working with people across the world or quickly looking up an old email with a client. But what happens when technology is …

Co-Parenting Happily After Bitter Divorce: The Power of Forgiveness (Guest Post Days)

Can you get along happily with your ex after a bitter divorce? I never thought it would be possible. My divorce wasn’t easy and it took many years to heal, but here I am. We got together in 2005 after being the best of friends all through college. I was totally in love and blind …

Picking Up the Pieces After A Divorce (Guest Post Days)

I never wanted to be divorced. However, that is the reality I was handed. I grew up in a loving home, with two parents who have been married for 45 years. Rarely did my siblings and I witness disagreements between them, and to this day they are each other’s best friend. We were taught that …

Caught Him Lying and Think He’s Having an Affair (Question Fridays)

Q: So I caught my husband lying the other day about who he was talking to on the phone with. I heard a woman’s voice and they were talking secretively. My husband thought I was outside but I came in for water and heard him in the other room. I asked who he was talking with …

CTM Articles on Cheating!

September 15th issue is up and my two articles regarding the topic of cheating are live! Once a Cheater Always a Cheater Simply Isn’t True The phrase, “once a cheater always a cheater,” is so common and sadly often believed by many. Cheating is a terrible act of betrayal, especially if the cheater is a …