Save Your Marriage Using the Monster-Under-the-Bed Theory – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/John Lewis) Imagine getting a phone call. You answer. A stranger on the other end of the line identifies his or herself as a law enforcement agent. You feel a little flutter of anxiety. The law enforcement official names someone you love dearly. Maybe it’s the name of a family member. “There’s been an accident. I’m so sorry. Would you be willing to come downtown to identify the body?” Shock. Disbelief. Disoriented. Maybe the most unspeakably painful feeling that you…

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This is Why Your Wife Hates You – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Psychology Today) “Why does my wife hate me?” My initial reaction was to tell you that your wife doesn’t hate you, but the uncomfortable truth is that she might. She might actually hate you. Let’s deal with it. The definition for ‘hate,’ according to Merriam-Webster, is “a: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury; b: extreme dislike or disgust.” And that sounds about right. The reason your wife hates you—or the reason it feels as if…

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Always Something There to Remind Me – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/PortsmouthFreemasons.org) There’s something appalling—nearly unforgivable—about the things we forget, like, 98-ish percent of our known existence. We forget that we breathe. We breathe more than 23,000 times per day on average. There’s literally NOTHING we’ve done in our lives more times than taken a breath. Yet, we never notice. We forget that we are not promised tomorrow. Today may be our last. This conversation may be the last one you ever get to have with someone. Virtually all of us…

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She Divorced Me Because I Tried to Fix Her Problems – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Getty Images) In nine years of marriage, it’s safe to assume my ex-wife and I ate dinner together between 2,500 and 3,000 times. We must have talked about things that didn’t upset her sometimes. We must have talked about things that bored her sometimes. Maybe we even talked about things that made her happy. I don’t remember. Several hundred conversations, and I can’t remember most of them. It’s hard to remember the moments that never made you feel. Maybe that’s…

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