You Try to Get Out, But He Keeps Pulling You Back In! If you’ve dated a commitment phobic man you might be very familiar with his Pursue/Panic Syndrome: He wants you. You give in. Then he doesn’t want you. It hurts. You find the strength to walk away. He wants you. You give...

Why do Women Stay in Abusive Relationships? My boyfriend (who we'll call Xavier) and I hadn't made love in a month. That's because exactly one month earlier -- at approximately 11:58 and 30 seconds p.m. -- I walked into his apartment to discover another woman there. Still...

The Kids Are Gone and Now It's Just Us. You stand at the curb in front of a dorm at AnyPlace College and watch your youngest child, with attendant duffle bag, disappear inside. Your spouse of at least 18 years hovers next to you, and suddenly this...

Excerpt: I let loose a spew of venom somewhere along the lines of, "You are such a selfish bastard. You never think of anyone but yourself and I'm so sick of you letting me down and treating me like crap and there's something definitely really,...

Keep Your Side of the Sidewalk Clean When we're in a difficult relationship we often don't know where our partner begins and we end which can create a lot of pain and chaos. If our partner criticizes or walls himself off or lies or cheats or mopes...

"I am so pissed off at you! Why do we have to celebrate every single holiday together, including Ground Hog Day?! You're smothering me!!" "Fine, if you don't want to see me then maybe we just should never see each other again since you hate me...

"I know what he should do! He should definitely stop drinking a Big Gulp of tequila in bed every night after losing all of his paycheck playing online Bingo, which was supposed to be spent on paying off our second mortgage." -- Anyone who has...

This article is also published The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful. We were married 10 years before I made Henry meet me for a blind date. I'd been nursing an inexplicable obsession with the singer Gavin DeGraw and felt I ought to refocus my energy on real-life...