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Friendship Before Sex: A New Plan for Finding Love

November 6th, 2018|Relationships|

By Sara Goff
Courtesy of Coalition for Divorce Reform

“Young love is a flame; very pretty, very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deepburning, unquenchable.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher (from RQ Relationship Intelligenceby Richard A. Panzer)

In my late twenties, I found myself in a two-year relationship, despite feeling marginally loved and never more insecure. “He must love me if we’re a couple and sleeping together,” I told myself. I wasn’t happy, wasn’t being honest with myself, but it was so easy to let sex cover the lie. That […]

The Wages of Infidelity

October 12th, 2018|Relationships|

By Hugo Schwyzer
Courtesy of ifstudies.org

WARNING: Following essay includes an honest discussion of one man’s infidelity and its consequences in his life and the lives of his children.

It is a Sunday night at my ex-wife’s house, and I’m getting ready to say goodbye to the kids after a happy, rough-and-tumble afternoon. As I prepare to leave, my six-year-old son goes to the bookcase and pulls out a slim, black volume, clutching it tightly to his chest. I ask to see what he’s holding, and he hands it over, but not before kissing the image on the front. It’s […]

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