How 9 Almost-Divorced Couples Are Putting the Brakes on a Split

couple on bench A few months ago, a dear friend of mine called to tell me that she and her husband were separating. I was stunned. They had always seemed so happy to me. Had they just been faking it? Or is the truth that even happy marriages can have real rough patches?


Given that the only two people who really know the truth of a marriage are the ones living it, more couples than you suspect have probably gotten to the point where they were almost ready to call it quits.

It can be tough to talk about the hurts and the hard times in your marriage. Here, nine brave women -- who asked to remain anonymous -- were willing to share what drove their marriage to the brink and how they are working to bring it back.


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