I believe in Parental Alienation Syndrome. I’ve seen several instances of it in varying degrees of severity.Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about the way my parents communicated after they separated. Or rather- what they talked about.
I was never put in the middle between their Parental Matters…Continue reading
Angela was miserably married for more than a decade. She and Mac had it all: a presentable homestead, healthy offspring, comfortable cars, vacations, savings… you get the idea. But like I said, Angela was miserable. She spent years upon years losing sleep over the fact that she was pretending to be someone she wasn’t, living a life she found unbearable. Eventually, she couldn’t pretend any longer. She painfully told Mac that she just didn’t see any other way around it- she wanted a divorce.Continue reading
I once encountered a professional acquaintance after not seeing her for several months. Following the standard “hi-how-are-you” exchange, she told me she would soon be turning 65, but can’t afford to retire. She went on to state that she married a man who likes to spend, not save, money. She said she probably should have left him a long time ago…. …Wow, is she really telling me this? Why is she telling me this? She has no idea how I feel about this sort of thing… she’s not prepared for what I have to say….I don’t know her well enough […]Continue reading
During a discussion with some coworkers today, a good point was brought up: “Don’t stay married because you think you won’t be able to find anyone else. The market is flooded with people who have left bad relationships.”Continue reading