In our book, Charmed Divorce, we write a lot about friendships and the importance of support. Without a doubt, having friends hear you cry, to nod while you complain, and empathize while you rage is priceless. It's important to surround yourself with good friends. You will find that, in the event of divorce, the most random friendships will appear. An aquaintance, once on the fringe, may become a pillar of support. An office mate may become a good friend because they are will
Gentlemen, in pursuit of the ladies, avoid activities which they perceive will land them in the Friend Zone. The Friend Zone is the dead end of a romantic pursuit, according to most guys. The abyss of never-ever-will-I-ever-get-laid. The zombification of everything good and pure. The Failed Hail Mary. In other words, a rejection of epic proportions because you, the guy, are accepted...as a friend and nothing more. I've asked a bunch of guys what they think of the Friend Zone.
Being in a relationship is a like having a contract. Two people agree to form a partnership, a kind of Corporation called "You & Me, Inc." They pool their resources and agree to abide by certain bylaws. Some of these bylaws are recited at a ceremony: to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health...blah, blah, blah. Others are unwritten, but universally accepted, as a part of the relationship contract whether the partners marry or