Thank you for reading and the kind words, Lauren! What the article didn’t tell—though I’ve shared in other articles—is these were lessons I learned due to a very painful divorce when my ex-wife left me while I was deployed to Iraq. With time, mentoring, and healing I met my (now) wife and we’ve been together for almost a decade. It takes work, but we’re committed the process and to coming out stronger in the end. We’ve had some great years, and one really bad year that was brutal, but we remembered that performance doesn’t dictate love and continued to fight for one another. Thanks again for reading and best on your upcoming nuptials!