One, we chose the wrong partners, men who shut us out when the going got tough and couldn’t communicate well. Many women have trouble asking for what they want in an effective way.Healthy grownup relationships depend on the ability to choose a compatible partner, one with whom you feel safe enough to open up and be able to discuss anything, especially the hard stuff.I love running my own business as a dating coach, but I no longer want to do everything by myself.I have learned to ask for help in my professional and personal life. No, I a man—for intimacy, support, travel, and shared experiences of sorrow, joy, and appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.I stopped asking for support because my husband was no longer capable of giving me what I needed.
I thought it was crucial to give the kids a two-parent household, .
With therapy and increased self-awareness, I realized that I had been giving up too much of myself in this marriage. There may not be Mecca out there on the other side of marriage, but I had to leave. Divorce wasn’t easy, but here I am, eight years later, living an incredibly rewarding life I’m proud to have created.
What happened to me happened to a lot of women in dysfunctional marriages.
Yes, my life is gloriously full, I want a relationship. Before my divorce, I was more of a follower than a leader, more passive than active.
Unfortunately, many of the men I date don’t understand how that works. Now, I’m an independent homeowner, bill payer, business owner, single mom, and CEO of my life.