Monique A Honaman

Posts by Monique A Honaman

Author Monique A. Honaman wrote "The High Road Has Less Traffic: honest advice on the path through love and divorce" in response to a need for a book that provided honest, real, and raw advice about how to survive and thrive through one of life's toughest journeys. The second book in the series, “The High Road Has Less Traffic ...
and a better view” (2013) is all about providing perspectives. She is not a divorce attorney, nor a clinical psychologist, or a marriage therapist ... just a regular person like you — having experienced the complexities of love, marriage, divorce, parenting, dating, remarriage, and everything in between. Her goal is to share perspectives from life along the way that are inspiring, motivating, and thought-provoking ... and, of course, at times witty, sarcastic, and challenging.

Do You Live ‘For Yourself’?

“When someone is rude to you, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.” ~ Joel Osteen I love to travel. You get to see people, places, and customs that you would not otherwise see. I had the opportunity to travel […]

The Common Denominator is … ME?

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation. But your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I highlighted my hair blonde hoping it would make me happy; it didn’t. I guess blondes don’t have more fun! I dated a man for six months hoping he would make me happy; he didn’t. What a useless […]

Dating Deal Breakers: Was it a Mistake or a Decision?

Mistakes are not a problem. Not learning from them is. I wrote a post recently about Dating Deal Breakers where I suggested it is good to know before you start dating what your ‘dating deal breakers’ are – you know, those things which are non-negotiable to you in a potential date/mate/spouse. I used an example […]

Dating Deal Breakers

If your date has more issues than a magazine, it’s time to cancel the subscription! On my first date with the guy who is now my husband, I recall asking him if he had ever cheated while in a relationship before. That was important to me. Really important. “Deal breaker” important. If he had said […]

Your Girlfriends Will Probably Outlive Your Partner!

“Reminder: your girlfriends will probably outlive your husband. So find good ones.” My sides still hurt from laughing so hard! I just returned from spending a long weekend with five friends who I have known since elementary and middle school. The six of us met between 4th and 7th grades. We’ve known each other over […]

Living — and Laughing — Without Fear of the Future

Proverbs 31:25 says the Godly woman “is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” I don’t know about you, but during the midst of my own divorce several years ago, there were many days, weeks, and months when I didn’t feel like I had the strength I needed to make […]

Love isn’t perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale or a storybook, and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. Love is work, but most of all, love is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second of it was worth it […]

If it Quacks Like a Duck …

“If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Speaking of ducks. It would have been good to be a duck in Atlanta this morning. The morning commute in Atlanta is usually bad; when it rains, the traffic gets worse. When it storms, […]

Braver than You Believe!

“Sometimes life knocks you on your a$$ … get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  Steve Maraboli I just read a book that I have to write about. In fact, I think every single woman should read it. If you are a […]

Life Lessons: Think Twice Before You Speak (or Text!)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”  Napoleon Hill I got a call last week from someone looking for some advice and perspective. She saw a text on her “tween” daughter’s phone from her ex-husband’s wife. It said, “I wish […]

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