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Review: The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman [1995; Audiobook, July 2006] (Warning: Book Review + Relationship Autopsy ahead) A friend of mine recommended that I read this book shortly after my husband got together with the mistress that would end our marriage. She described Chapman’s theory to me in […] Read more…

Hack Reveals: Out of 37 Million Users, Only Josh Duggar was Using Ashley Madison to Have Affairs

By Bridget Jack Jeffries Disassociated Press contact the reporter TONTITOWN, ARKANSAS — A Wednesday afternoon bout of “Dark Web” dumpster-diving through leaked Ashley Madison user files yielded the timely revelation that disgraced fundamentalist reality show personality, Josh Duggar, was the likely owner of multiple AM accounts. “I am shocked and appalled that a man who could […] Read more…

The Fall of the House of Sidepieces

Upon waking to the news that the Ashley Madison hackers had made good on their threat to release their stash of stolen personal information, my reaction was pretty much: For those of us who had our lives ripped apart by affairs, it’s hard to not smile at the sight of Team Sidepiece  getting some much-needed […] Read more…

The Emotional Affair: What It Is, and Isn’t

(Part 3 of 3) (Continued from Part 2) Emotional Affairs In my first post, I talked about the reason for this series. In my second, I touched on healthy platonic friendships between the sexes (or, what emotional affairs aren’t). Finally, I’d like to talk about what emotional affairs are. My definition of an emotional affair […] Read more…

The Emotional Affair: What It Is, and Isn’t

[Harry was funny. But he was WRONG!] (Part 2 of 3) (Continued from Part 1) Platonic Friendships & Relationships Let’s touch first on platonic friendships and other types of relationships between the sexes that can be intimate and even affectionate, but are not meant to be romantic or sexual. Doctor-patient, professor-student, lawyer-client, and mentor-disciple are […] Read more…