Ever feel like you’re holding back criticism of your spouse because you just can’t have that fight right now? Have you or your partner had an affair but not addressed the underlying issues that led up to it?
Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton has two decades of experience negotiating and litigating high-conflict divorces. In his book, If You’re In My Office, It’s Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Staying Together, he helps readers ‘reverse engineer’ their relationships to identify and fix what doesn’t work. The book is Sexton’s opportunity to use what he’s learned to help couples that aren’t so far gone get back on track.
To that end, Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships, diving straight into the most common marital problems, which usually derive from dishonest or nonexistent communication. Even when the alleged reason for separation is one spouse’s new “personal trainer,” there’s likely a communication problem that predates the fitness kick. Symptom and root cause get confused all the time.
James Sexton wakes up every day at 4:00am and in his limited free time, trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He lives in Manhattan.