Blog Category: Relationship

The Thanksgiving When I Lied to Thousands of People

The first Thanksgiving that I spent alone was right after I separated from my wife. By the end of that day I experienced: fear, loneliness, lying to thousands of people, and enjoying…

The first Thanksgiving that I spent alone was right after I separated from my wife. By the end of that day I experienced: fear, loneliness, lying to thousands of people, and enjoying it. I woke up and I imagined my kids saying, “Is Daddy going to be with us?” They were tiny still. They didn’t […]

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How to Lose Friends and Not Influence People

“He beat his wife to the point where her face was split open,” our friend told us at lunch. “Then they called a private doctor who came over to the house to…

“He beat his wife to the point where her face was split open,” our friend told us at lunch. “Then they called a private doctor who came over to the house to sew up his wife’s face.” I was having a hard time picturing it. “How do you know?” I asked. “I spoke to the […]

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I’m Easily Manipulated — Are You?

“I won’t love you unless…” “I won’t give you that promotion unless…” The manipulator is never the stranger down the street. It’s your friend, your boss, your romantic partner, your employee, your…

“I won’t love you unless…” “I won’t give you that promotion unless…” The manipulator is never the stranger down the street. It’s your friend, your boss, your romantic partner, your employee, your customer. “I can’t believe you won’t do this one thing for me…” — I have these holes and it’s hard for me to […]

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What to Do When People Hate You

I got an email, “You’re ugly. Shut the F up.” It was the first time I got hate mail. I had an opinion about the stock market, wrote it, then got this…

I got an email, “You’re ugly. Shut the F up.” It was the first time I got hate mail. I had an opinion about the stock market, wrote it, then got this email. It was 2002. I showed a friend of mine. “That’s a badge of honor. It means people are paying attention to you.” […]

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The Only Thing That Makes Me Happier

I was ashamed of everything. I moved about 100 miles away so there was no chance I could run into anyone I knew. I didn’t have a job. It was snowing every…

I was ashamed of everything. I moved about 100 miles away so there was no chance I could run into anyone I knew. I didn’t have a job. It was snowing every day. I never left my new, tiny home because I was afraid I’d cry outside. Like my dad when he had become depressed […]

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Financial Fridays: Divorce Sucks. A How-To

I never write about my ex-wife. It’s her life. But I want to write about divorce because the entire thing is a scam. As far as I can tell, the only real…

I never write about my ex-wife. It’s her life. But I want to write about divorce because the entire thing is a scam. As far as I can tell, the only real legal benefit of marriage is that you can share medical insurance if you have a regular 9-5 job. Everything else (estate planning, kids […]

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My One Year Anniversary Today – Did I Scam Her?

It was too much work trying to meet women. My sister met her and said right away, “when are you going to marry this girl?” So like any 18 year old nerdy…

It was too much work trying to meet women. My sister met her and said right away, “when are you going to marry this girl?” So like any 18 year old nerdy guy (except I was 41), I proposed fairly quickly. And right when I had the opportunity, I locked it down. Now its one […]

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