Wow. What a powerful phrase. My ex left me with an abrupt text message after 16 years. It is still hard for me to wrap my head around how he could sleep next to me each night and never let on that he was leaving. I thought I knew him after so long; I have since realized that we can never truly know the inner life of another only what they choose to share.
Pamela Haag, Ph.D., is the author of Marriage Confidential and many other books, essays, and articles—from the scholarly to the popular—on cultural trends, modern relationships and feminism.