My husband of 15 years has left me for another woman, and I’m just devastated. I am in such pain, and I just feel like crying all the time. How did you maintain your self-esteem during your divorce? When will I start feeling better?
My 12-year-old daughter says she wants to live with me rather than her mother. My ex says that a daughter belongs with her mother, but the two of them fight like cats and dogs. I’d love for her to live with me, but I want to do what’s best for her — and that includes having a relationship with her mother. Do you think we should try to respect her wishes, or maybe wait and see if she feels the same way in a year or so?
Dear Worried Dad,
My boyfriend of seven years moved out three months ago. After a month, we started seeing each other again while maintaining separate residences. And now he has broken up with me again. I wonder whether I should give him the cold shoulder and risk losing his love, or if should I call him and try to work things out. We are very well matched and have been friends as well as lovers for a long time.
I finally left my husband of ten years because of his gambling and alcohol abuse. I asked him to seek counseling numerous times but to no avail. He doesn’t think he has a problem — he says I’m the one with the problem. I went into counseling to find out what my so-called problem was, but nothing changed. Now that we’re separated, he’s out having the time of his life and I’m stuck at home with my two children aged 1 and 3. He says he wants to see the children, but when I suggested he could have them for the weekend, he came up with a lame excuse about the weather being bad. What should I do?
I recently became engaged to the man I love. Unfortunately, he’s still married to someone else. He has been separated for almost two years; she is four months pregnant (with someone else’s baby), and her lawyer says they can’t divorce until after the baby is born and he can prove he’s not the father. She also says he has to pay her medical bills because they’re still married. I’m wondering whether I should back out of the picture until the divorce is settled and he’s free to marry me. What do you think?