Commitment doesn’t inoculate us against marriage atrophy. In fact, some would argue that it’s the cause of it. But it’s the thing that keeps us in and has us weather the droughts that are an inevitable part of a long marriage.
I found myself feeling like there was a different kind of connection forming, beyond best friendship. Could this be?
Can a relationship benefit from taking a break? It all comes down to outlining clear intentions, communication, and goals.
To wake up to the messages life is sending us and avoid crisis, we have to be tuned in to what’s happening right in front of us and not numb out.
He may never understand exactly how I’m feeling or what it’s like to be in my shoes, but he knows when to speak up and when to stay quiet—to listen and learn from me and others with different experiences.
Dating coach Cora Boyd helps us navigate the perils of modern dating in a meaningful way.
The deeper I fell, the more fearful I became, and the more I looked for imperfections.
Judgments dehumanise and minimise the beautiful greyness of being human.
Our past may have written the script, but we can write a new script for how we respond in the present.
Marriage was a fancy house we hadn’t been invited into and we wanted to dance on the sofa in muddy shoes.
The Gottmans and Brené Brown give us a map—a macro perspective of the wilderness of our hearts, and the wildness of love.
I am grateful for the independent self that was fostered in our marriage as I carve a lone way forward through this surreal new world.