December 23, 2021
AN UNUSUAL ANNIVERSARY

December 23, 2016, five years ago today, was one of those days when I said, like so many of you, "I hate dating!" It was the day Cathy broke up with me. I could tell it was coming for about a month. It had become increasingly obvious that her heart was not in our relationship […]

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July 11, 2021
WE MEAN FOREVER

My all-time favorite TV sitcom is "Coach." When I was watching it in my twenties back in the 1990s (when it was produced), I just thought it was a funny slapstick comedy with great one-liners and zany characters. It certainly is all of that. But when I watched it again in my 40s, I realized […]

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May 18, 2021
LILY Letter 6: Agency and Acceptance

It is a self-evident truth that, in the realm of human relationships, agency will always create the opportunity for truly irreconcilable differences. During our long-term marriages, we believed we would always be able to think of an acceptable alternative to divorce, no matter what problem arose. However, in both of our cases, the decision was our spouse's. At […]

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