Married woman feeling tortured after husband walked out

Number of View: 412Hi Gilbert, I saw your email addresses on steadymarriages.com and I decided to email right away because I’m having a very difficult time coping with the fact that my husband left me 2 weeks ago, He told me in person that he will be filing divorce papers and has no intention to reconcile our marriage. I feel truly devastated, alone and hurt. I also feel like we didn’t try everything to save the marriage, such as counseling or better communication methods. My husband  says its too late for that now because “he’s over it, moving on and emotionally checked …

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27 Healthy Habits of Happiness

Number of View: 292 How do we heighten our happiness?  There are many ways and one size does not fit all.  Below I discuss what has worked for me and those closest to me – how a small group of us went from downbeat and drained to a happy and hopeful in a few short years. Look for happiness in the right places. – When we’re young we look for happiness in drugs, sex, alcohol, parties, fast cars, extreme sports, etc.  Then when we get a little older, we look for happiness in more ‘mature’ ways – a stable partner, romantic …

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Stages of Divorce Recovery for Men

Number of View: 576 27th August 2009 By Dr. Robin Goldstein Many people are surprised to learn that a majority of divorces are initiated by women. Up to two thirds of divorces are filed by women. The fact that men are deeply affected by divorce, especially if they did not choose that solution, is not hard to understand. Myths persist that men are less in need of the comfort and support that a stable relationship provides but this is not the case. While our society continues to teach men to hide or avoid expression of their feelings, those feelings do not …

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Divorced woman seeking advice on maintenance issue

Number of View: 304 Hi Gilbert,I would like to have some advice regarding my case. I am with my ex husband since year 2003 and we were married in 2007. We just had a ROM ceremony and that is it. Over the years he had never suggested a customary wedding, nor plan to go for our wedding photography shoot. Seriously my family and friends weren’t supportive over my decision to marry this man. He was abusive towards me since 2004, but every time I would just forgave him after he apologized and promised he will not do it again. However …

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