Toward the end of the evening, I commented that women frequently complain that their husbands don't talk to them. He gestured toward his wife and said, "She's the talker in our family." The room burst into laughter; the man looked puzzled and hurt. Sociologist Catherine Kohler Riessman reports in her new book "Divorce Talk" that most of the women she interviewed -- but only a few of the men -- gave lack of communication as the reason for their divorces.

Given the current divorce rate of nearly 50 percent, that amounts to millions of cases in the United States every year -- a virtual epidemic of failed conversation.

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Besides rejecting her sexually, Sam showed little interest in their daughter.

He was rarely home; when he wasn't spending time with other women, he was clocking long hours at the law firm, hoping to make partner. "But I think you should take a year to figure it out." Why Partners of Sex Addicts Benefit from the One-Year Rule The discovery of a partner's sexual compulsivity is a wake-up call. Addicts choose to cheat; they are not driven to cheat by their partners.

Even when a situation as destructive as sex addiction is present, a partner should not leave a marriage in haste, despite what friends or family may urge.

Taking a year to focus on personal growth -- whether or not the addict chooses to do the same -- will give partners clarity and empower them to make the decision that is right for them.

Stephanie found the password to Sam's account and was soon checking it several times a day. "Everyone says I should leave." Stephanie had good reasons for wanting to end her marriage.

When she confronted Sam about her discovery, he showed no remorse, and in fact blamed his sexploits on her, stating that her lack of sexual experimentation drove him to have sex with strangers.

Sam had never truly committed to recovery; he went to therapy erratically and refused to attend 12-step groups.

He never gave her a formal disclosure of his sexual history and continued to act out sexually.

Investigators found two bottles of lubricant and two condoms in his leather jacket. When the investigator warned Sagnimeni about the road conditions on Dec.

He initially faced charged in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court following his arrest. 15, he "insisted he was still coming, no matter what," the complaint says.

The investigator was posing as a teenager who lived in Brook Park. Many of the conversations were sexual, and Sagnimeni, a father to two and stepfather to four, agreed to travel to Brook Park on Dec. That was the day many schools in the Cleveland area closed because of poor road conditions, but that did not deter Sagnimeni from making the trek, the complaint says.