50 Ways We Leave Our Lovers

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50 Ways We Leave Our Lovers

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50 Ways We Leave Our Lovers

“They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.” John Irving

Making the decision to leave a marriage doesn’t happen overnight and it’s never made lightly. It’s never a result of one thing, one argument or one issue. By the time someone decides to walk out the door, there have been years or even decades of slowly walking away from one another in small ways every day:

Make excuses to see friends, rather than spend time with your spouse Intentionally drinking alcohol in order to make love Stop dressing up for your partner or trying ...continue reading...
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An Abandoned Home. A Disconnected Marriage.

“When we are feeling disconnected from our partner, it isn’t necessarily a sign to leave, but a sign to go deeper.” Jennifer Wardowski

 

Last summer, my husband and I purchased a 60+ year old home from a darling 80+ year old woman. The home had become too much for her to take care of and she decided she would prefer to be in an assisted living community so the house sat empty for about a year. And during that time, when no one was living in the home, it deteriorated faster than when she was there doing her ...continue reading...

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I Have No Reason to Leave

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”  Kim McMillen

Amber and her husband are strangers living together, raising four kids. He owns a successful business and she’s a stay-at-home mother. He never wanted children and she did; so, he has a “hands off” approach with the kids. They don’t talk much. They haven’t connected physically in years. They don’t say, “I love you,” or kiss goodnight. They literally go days without ...continue reading...

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