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.

‘I Want My Kids to Be Proud of Me.’

“It is not enough to be well-intentioned: one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.” Andrew Cohen I’ve started to see a theme amongst the men and women […]

Whose Spark Have You Rekindled?

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer If ever I have had my own light go out, it was during my divorce. It was completely […]

‘Love ya! Mean it!’

Phew! It’s over! We enjoyed, survived or merely observed another Valentine’s Day. This isn’t going to be another post about the significance (or the dread!) of the day. We all know that for some people, this day brings chocolate, roses, and sappy cards. For others, this day brings a sense of loss as we watch […]

Shouldn’t This Be Easier?

“If this was ‘right,’ shouldn’t it be easier?” I was asked that question the other day by a woman who has been dating a guy for several months now. During that time, they have had numerous “issues” and serious “discussions.” “Shouldn’t this be easier,” she asked? “Yes, and no,” I replied. Strong, good, productive, and successful relationships […]

Does This Stereotype Fit?

ste·reo·type: transitive verb \ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtīp, ˈstir-\  - a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. I have a friend who writes a column for a small local paper in Georgia. As he frequently does, Dr. Stathas absolutely nailed it with a column he wrote last month (here […]

Fishing with the Right Bait!

I wrote a post for eHarmony back in August 2013 called How Dating’s Like Fishing: Hook, Line and Sinker. That post focused on the fact that if you always fish in the same pond, you are always going to be catching the same fish. It was about switching up your dating routine and finding new ways […]

Are You Having Big Conversations?

“I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.” ~ Marilyn Monroe ‘Tis the season for holiday parties – which makes many people cringe and roll their eyes. “Ugh, another night of having to make small talk with a bunch of strangers.” I will […]

‘Bonus’ Parents

I was on a flight a few weeks ago and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation going on behind me. Two men were talking and covering all the normal bases … Where are you headed? Where is home? Where do you work? What do you do? … and then the conversation ultimately turned to more […]

Are You Searching for Your Soul Mate?

“Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.” I was bumping around Facebook the other night, and I came across a post which one of my friends “Liked.”  The title peaked my curiosity and I clicked on the link (My Husband is […]

‘Accept Me As I Am!’

“Love is when you think you can change someone, but they end up changing you.”  ~ Jessica Lawis I spoke with someone the other day who was gushing about how serious she is getting with her boyfriend. She thinks he is “the one!” She pulled out her iPhone to show me a photo of him. Then, […]

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