My friend has been married for 13 years. He fell out of love several years ago, and has cheated on his wife five times over the last six years. He is staying in a loveless marriage because he doesn’t want to leave his two kids; he feels that if he leaves, he’ll miss out on the everyday events of the children’s lives. I think he is doing more damage to the kids by staying than if he leaves but remains in their lives; what do you think?
My husband fell in love with another woman four years ago, whom I know he sees on a daily basis to this day. He has now filed for divorce, but until it’s final that we will remain living in the same house, which causes a lot of problems. I do not want this divorce, and it has been very emotional for us both. We are still having infrequent sexual relations with each other, and whenever it happens, I get confused. Does this mean my husband may still love me? Or does he do this out of guilt? He says he still wants a divorce, but I wonder whether our marriage can be saved.
I’m the mother of three beautiful children aged six, five, and two. After eight years of marriage, my husband has announced he wants to “move on with his life” and that he can’t be himself with me. He packed his stuff and moved to his mother’s house last month. Now I’ve decided that I want to get on with my life, too. When do you think I should start dating again? Can I bring my date home if my kids are not there?
Dear New Life,