(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Husband Left Yesterday — Is My Marriage Really Over?

My husband left yesterday after months of fighting because in October I found out he had an affair. Is my marriage really over?

Sometimes it's right where you left it.

After Separation: How I Stumbled Upon The Courage To Love Again

Undoing a marriage costs five times as much as it does to tie one up with a bow, and the paperwork is even longer. I've cried so hard I've thrown up my dinner in a municipal lot, exhausted myself with memories to the point where 7 p.m. seems like reasonable bedtime, and contemplated spending my wedding anniversary alternating between taking a pair of scissors or a lighter to my wedding dress.