I’m proud of my marriage, but not for reasons you might think

Erik and I are twenty-five years married today and I find myself so damn proud of our accomplishment—not at all in spite of our story, how we nearly lost everything dear over nothing special, but specifically because of our struggle and our success to date in moving past it. On this date twenty-five years ago, … More I’m proud of my marriage, but not for reasons you might think

Will I ever know happiness again after infidelity?—Asked and answered, heart to heart.

Welcome to a newish heart to heart series of posts meant for those who need someone to talk to about experiencing betrayal. I have permission to post this private message I received, along with my response. Together, the sender and I are hoping our collective words reach the hearts that need them.

During my latest podcast interview, telling my story took an unexpected turn

It’s been a long time since I cried when telling my husband’s infidelity story, which is one way I’ve gauged my progress in healing. Thus, the choking sobs surprised me. But they also cordially invited me to show up to some pain points I still need to work through. And so—onward; via the routes of … More During my latest podcast interview, telling my story took an unexpected turn

Bitter is best defined as a sharp flavor, not a way to live—how life’s hurdles can make you better than ever, instead of bitter

A few words on the triggers and the plaguing thoughts, for when you can’t seem to move past them. . .

The surprising way my husband views me sharing our marriage story—especially his infidelity—with the whole world

Once in a while, someone asks me how Mr. Utter Imperfection feels about me writing and sharing our marriage story, especially his infidelity, so publicly. And I love that. I adore it when someone thinks of him, too. Because very few people wondered after my husband’s well-being like they did mine when our story first … More The surprising way my husband views me sharing our marriage story—especially his infidelity—with the whole world