Category Archives: Divorce

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    The Necessity of Regret

    Regret, it may be said, is one unavoidable we spend our lives trying to avoid. We’re not very good at it; an industry of pills, potions, and prescriptions has risen from the ash heap of those consumed by past mistakes. And each of us will look back in our old age at the sunset of […]

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    Commitment Is Overrated

    As the cultural war on marriage continues, barrages of white-hot contempt are released with every new celebrity divorce and Beltway sex scandal. Yet the critics of marriage, those considering it a biological illusion and social imposition because 50% end in failure, don’t take their argument to its obvious and tragic conclusion. While many sociologists and […]

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    Trading gold for dust – thoughts on the decision to divorce

    I was recently asked to offer a few words of encouragement for an old friend considering a new direction. She wants to leave her husband; her reasons are justifiable yet she hesitates to take the first step. She stays, contemplating, ruminating, and investigating – paralysis by analysis. She doesn’t want to make a rash decision; […]

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    Why He Became The Perfect Man – After Your Relationship Ended

    There are generally two ways to get someone’s attention, tickle them with a feather or drop an anvil on their head. The biggest factor in which method to use isn’t our gender, age, or intellect – it’s our heart. Wherever our priorities go so goes our focus. The lower we value a thing the more […]

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    What Sandy Hook should teach divorced parents

    The State of Connecticut’s report into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School should be mandatory reading for every divorced parent. While it doesn’t explain the motive for Adam Lanza’s rampage the morning of December 14th, it does provide some pieces to the puzzle that had been missing. Most will conclude that Adam’s mother, Nancy […]

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    Blood is thicker than a marriage certificate

    AS THE QUEEN and I move another step towards our second, and God willing, last marriage, I can’t help but reflect on the couple we’ve become and consider the changes that will inevitably follow after we exchange vows and begin our life as husband and wife. While a bit unromantic, it is irresponsible and foolish […]

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    Why Monogamy Still Matters

    The basis for trust within any marriage is the promise of exclusivity; one person wholly devoted to another. It is this fundamental belief that has helped sell scores of Hollywood romantic movies – there is one person out there for each of us. While this may seem a Disney notion, it nonetheless remains the fuel […]

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