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You can’t trust yourself. Take time to heal.

You can’t trust yourself. Take time to heal.

While I was married to my first wife,  I used to cherish the rare moments I would get alone. During those quiet moments, I was able to re-calibrate and get a sense of self that I couldn't have with three screaming kids, a nagging wife and all that work. A day to just...

You can’t beat emotion. Stop trying.

You can’t beat emotion. Stop trying.

On this site, my most popular podcasts and articles are by far the ones dealing with Dead Bedrooms. The next most popular topics are about Infidelity. On the way more popular website Talk About Marriage, the two most popular "focused" topics are "Coping with...

“My wife wouldn’t do that.”

“My wife wouldn’t do that.”

When I talk about my own personal "awakening" during post-divorce life,  I usually mean in terms of recognizing the underlying truths in relationships and the psychology of my fellow humans, ladies in particular. Accepting REALITY and not what SHOULD be, in other...

Think Being a Single Guy is Tough? Try Being a Woman.

Think Being a Single Guy is Tough? Try Being a Woman.

I'm going to go off script here and talk about the other half of the species. Lets put on our virtual pair of Spanx and padded bra and take a peak at what it's like as a single WOMAN today. IT AIN'T ALL ABOUT SEX Let's get one thing out of the way. Yes, single women...

Lying

Lying

The most insidious and oft-overlooked red flag in the giant book of red flags is without a doubt LYING. Lying is so pervasive that we even have a term for the more "innocent" ones: "little white lies". How about "fib"? Sounds like a name for a little hamster. Fibster....

Baggage

Baggage

Here's a common term in the world of relationships: BAGGAGE. "Baggage" is another word for all the negative shit that happened to you in the past and that is presumably deeply embedded in your psyche and ready to bubble up at a moment's notice.  After a marriage...

My Story – Part 3 – The Phoenix Rises

My Story – Part 3 – The Phoenix Rises

Rock bottom. I had hit it. From my perspective at the time, it was very sudden. The last 10 years were a blur. Moving across state lines. Failed business. Kids. Wife's job changes. More kids. My job changes. Death. It all went by in about 10 seconds. Somewhere along...

My Story – Part 2 – My Holy Shit Moment Has Arrived

My Story – Part 2 – My Holy Shit Moment Has Arrived

So my wife starts working with the personal trainer. She literally spends at least 2 hours each day at the gym.. and longer on weekends. How the hell does she accomplish this? She gets up at 4:00am every single day. This is her mission now.  This is on top of her very...

My Story – Part 1 – The Beginning

My Story – Part 1 – The Beginning

Things I hear a lot from guys online: "Well, did YOU ever run into this..." or "What did YOU do when this happened to you?" I just realized,...I never really did share my full story with the world. I hinted at it a bit in the About Me page,  but I haven't gone into...

Hitting Rock Bottom

Hitting Rock Bottom

Ever notice how the most interesting and famous people in the world have been through some of the worst situations in life? You often hear stories of awful early childhood abuse, neglect, drug use, death, disease... and yet there they are on television talking to a...

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