In her memoir Falling Apart in One Piece, Redbook magazine Editor-in-Chief Stacy Morrison wrote about her worst breakup ever. Find out how her M.O. changed when she slipped off the ring. Stacy Morrison had it all - Editor-in-Chief of a major magazine, adorable baby boy, great new house in a swanky part of Brooklyn, and a loving husband Chris- or so she thought. One day he said it was over, out of the blue, and Stacy began the hard work of picking up her shattered life. She tells us the shocking things she learned from divorce and why you shouldn't be scared to get married. Plus, read the shocking ways you're Sabotaging you may be relationship.
1. Just Because You're Married Doesn't Mean You Can Read His Mind
"I didn't realize that you don't always know what your guy is thinking no matter how close you are. I had the idea that once you were married you knew everything about each other. I learned that even though you are sharing your life, there's a part of you and a part of your guy that belongs to them alone. That's where my husband Chris was leaving me, and that's why I didn't see it coming." Although you can tell what he's thinking by his body language decoder.
2. Divorce Calms You Down
"For me getting divorced was kind of like Zen boot camp. I used to be the type of girl who spoke like 10,000 words a minute and was always zooming after the next opportunity. The divorce forced me to let go of my idea of how my life was going to turn out. Now instead of having anxiety about what is coming next, I feel very sure of myself."
3. Sex After Divorce is Better Than Ever"After 13 years with Chris, it was amazing to be with guys who made me feel cute, sexy, and witty again. I felt guilty it was so fun." Read these tips to make your first hookup with a new guy worth remembering.
4. Your Relationship Deal-Breakers Change
"I still have really high standards and know exactly what I want, but when it comes to my relationships, I'm much better at dating men who don't fit into a certain outline. The person I am with now is someone I would have never given myself the permission to be with before and I'm completely certain that he is the right guy." Find out the best age to get married.
5. Marriage Still Rocks… Even If it Doesn't Work Out
"I tell young women who are afraid to get married (because they don't want to end up divorced) to seize the adventure. If you're in love and can see yourself being together at least three more years, go for it. I believe more in love and marriage than I did before." Of course, it's never a bad idea to decide if you need a prenup.Get more from Cosmpolitan.com!
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