Why I Was Glad Their House Didn’t Sell

    The phone rang. It was a past client. “My marriage is over...” She explained they'd decided to end it and wanted me to list their house. I was able to head over to her place right away. Before hanging up though, I encouraged her to rethink the separation. “Relationships are more important to me than transactions.” “No, it won’t work. We need to sell and end it.” “Okay, I’m on my way.”…

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The Shocking Emotional Fallout of Divorce (and You Thought Zombies Were Scary)

  Separation is emotionally volatile. What’s surprising is that it surprises people. I’m not sure why. It’s perfectly logical. When a previously deep and intimate connection disintegrates, it does not go quietly into the night. The connection doesn’t simply become dead. It becomes… undead. It continues living but in a new, twisted form. Divorce seems to poison its victims, transforming one or both into claw-bearing, fanged creatures who rip and tear relentlessly to satisfy…

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The Haunting: When Selling a House is About Escaping the Memories

  They were happy. Married, healthy, and earning a comfortable income, they enjoyed life, their home, and each other. Then it happened. Strange symptoms started to show up. Finally bothered, nagged, and mystified enough, he went to the doctor to find out what was going on. A diagnosis followed, and the prognosis wasn’t good. He was slated for surgery. Many long months of treatments followed the surgery. She made herself available to be his…

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