Have you coughed in public lately? I bet you got some stares and looks of disapproval. Complete strangers have already decided that you have Covid and are spreading it like wildfire.
At a time where everyone is afraid of catching something, I am here to assure you that divorce is not contagious.
Nobody gets married with the intention of getting a divorce. Divorce happens for a variety of reasons and is usually no fun for anyone. At my age, I help a lot of couples who are going through a divorce, are recently divorced or secretly are wishing for one. One of the most common things I hear about is how their friends start treating them differently. It ranges from pity, avoidance, judgement, rumors and blaming.
I remember experiencing some of this during my divorce. I would see someone at little league and they’d take a hard right or left to avoid me. Some women stopped sitting by me in the stands and others gave me looks of “bless your heart.” It felt shitty. I always wondered how my divorce could be so upsetting to other women. It was basically like being a giant infectious disease.
If you know someone who is divorced, getting divorced or is hoping to get divorced, be gentle. You can still be near them, be their friend and even drink some of their margarita.
You can’t catch divorce, so be cool.
TEA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
New York, Miami and Los Angeles are the three most expensive housing markets in the USA relative to incomes. Miami took the #2 spot this year! Newark, New Jersey, and Long Beach, California, rounded out the top 5 of most expensive housing markets in October while San Francisco ranked 6th.
HAPPENING IN HOUSTON
Urban Harvest Farmers Market
Saturday, October 9, 2021
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Freshen up that pantry this weekend at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on Buffalo Speedway! No time to shop? They give you the option to order your fresh produce/ market goodies online for pick up!
WHAT TO WATCH
Looking for a new binge? Check out Hacks on HBO max. It’s a feel good comedy show about a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comic. Starring Emmy award winner Jean Smart, and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!? I’m sold!
… finishing up this read! In Good Company, Arthur M. Blank gives multiple examples of how he has run his businesses, and that for good companies, purpose and profit can-and should-go hand in hand. I run my business with this philosophy and couldn’t agree more!