domestic abuse
Nearly every county in our nation has a domestic abuse shelter in it, a place where women can go to stay safe. But what most don’t have is a legal department.
spousal rape
“I’m divorcing you,” I told him, when he was finished having his way with me.
Whoever said three times was a charm was high or delusional.
Somehow I had convinced myself that once we were married, it would all work itself out. Spoiler alert: It did not.
Weddings aren't always about delicious cake and releasing white doves to the tune of "You Look Wonderful Tonight," especially when your job requires you to think about your failed marriage on a regular basis.
The very clear and simple reason I must strive to be a grown-up about this is because I have a child in the equation, which means I’m obligated to make it as amicable as I possibly can, whether it suits me or not.
If you have never been through a divorce yourself, you might not realize how the things you are saying might actually be making your friend feel worse.
What if I don't want my new name to sound like a paint color, huh?
If parents act maturely and responsibly, emotional trauma doesn’t even need to enter into the equation.
I made the decision to cut off all contact with my mother.
You can finally hear your own voice again. Plus you no longer have to constantly initiate sex, and hallelujah: no more obligatory birthday blowjobs.
My daughter's friends don't believe her when she tells them, "Daddy lives in a dumpster."
sex sex sex and love
I’ve never been good at guessing the end of books and movies. I guess I’m just not the kind of person who sees things coming.
sex sex sex and love
For the first time in my life, I am having to function as an adult on my own, and I can't say I like it.
We got married a month after I moved there and I didn't tell anyone until after the fact
When the marriage comes to a screeching halt a few years later, you not only have to come to terms with your life not turning out the way you expected, but you also have to explain it to everyone watching.
elizabeth street
I think about my older child, who is the more sensitive one, and how a divorce could just destroy her and confuse all sense of order that she has in the world.
you are the advice columnist
I'm thinking about telling him, even knowing it will probably end at least the one friendship.
Filing the divorce paperwork wasn't that bad. Here's how I did it.

Oct 16, 2013 at 4:00pm | 44 comments

When we started dating, I felt a communal cringe within our clique: What if this doesn’t work out? Well, it didn’t, and our social situation has been screwed ever since.