This year, more than 780,000 marriages in the United States will come to an end. Some will exit their marriage because they’ve grown tired of arguing with a partner who no longer sees eye-to-eye with them. Others, like Sarah Cave, have been burned by infidelity.
“My now ex-husband had an affair. For 18 months or so, he lived in the basement because we were trying to make things better for the kids,” she says. “And we reached a place where I said, ‘I’m ready for you to move out.'”
That was 11 years ago. During that time, Cave says she tried just about every dating app — eharmony, Match.com, Zoosk, OurTime. “I could find people who were willing to hook up with me, but nobody who clicked.”
Scarred by her divorce and weary from the dating site merry-go-round, “My self-esteem was pretty trashed,” she says.