I don’t know if it is something that happens to more women our age or maybe it’s always been happening and I had just been too busy with my own failing relationships before to notice it, but right now I know a lot of women my age who are unhappy in their relationships with their husband/partner.
This makes me sad. I want everyone to be happy. Especially when I’m happy. When I’m miserable I’m ok with everyone else being miserable too, in fact I prefer it that way. Kidding…kind of.
I always hope I’m saying the right thing when a friend confides her marriage/relationship woes to me. The advice I go back to again and again is pretty basic. Everyone deserves to be happy. Find a way to be happy. With ‘em or without ‘em just be happy. I don’t like to see people waste years and years being unhappy. Strive for the happy!
That advice may be a little too basic for some. More.com recently listed 10 books on relationships. Sometimes you need to read about other people’s relationships before coming face to face with your own. Good idea, I say!
How does one handle the shell shock of divorce? For Morrison, the answer was to keep moving. You’ll sympathize with her honest musings on learning how to fall out of love, a demanding career, and caring for her young son.
After spending a year cooking with Julia, Powell takes an apprenticeship with a butcher shop. Tales of her adult sex life are interwoven with detailed reports of her time spent with the chopping block.
He said, she said; most books that follow this format can weigh on one’s patience. But in the case of Carbone and Decker’s tale of fertility clinics, miscarriages, and near-divorce spats, hearing both sides of the story humanizes their anger.
Before she felt bad about her neck, Ephron was feeling the pangs of a cheating husband. A thinly veiled version of her own marriage’s demise, Ephron’s biggest quip (and perhaps her funniest) is that at 7 months pregnant, she can’t date.
Disclaimer: I have not yet read any of the above so I will default to my usual…just find your happiness. Whatever it takes, be happy. That means you too Sandra Bullock!