You know, I never imagined writing non-fiction. Certainly not about divorce and relationships, and certainly not about me, personally.
But from a very young age, I did dream about writing a book.
I kind of thought some super-cool novel that everyone wanted to see made into a film would be the neatest version of that, but sitting here on the cusp of turning 43, nine years removed from those unforgiving, tearful, vomity early days of divorce, I don’t have the vocabulary to properly explain how much gratitude I feel about everything that’s been happening.
I’m proud of the personal growth I’ve gone through over these past nine years more than anything, but a very close second is the creation of this book. Today “This is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships” hits bookstore shelves, and readers’ front porches in North America for those who preordered the book.
On April 7, 2022, we will do this again in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and probably some really cool places I don’t know about.
For those of you who have followed the blog for a long time, you might recognize some of the stories, and certainly most of the themes, but hopefully in a new, improved, (slightly) more mature way, enriched by other people’s stories that bring to life so many of the things we’ve talked about on this blog.
Side Note: Welcome to MatthewFray.com
Welcome to the new home of the blog.
I know that new things are weird and different, and sometimes difficult to like at first. I hope the much-improved user experience and aesthetics eventually wins you over.
This site will be a living, breathing thing subject to evolve and change as this author and Other Things journey takes us wherever it’s going to take us.
Thank you for being here.
Get Your Copy of This is How Your Marriage Ends
I’ve tried really hard to never ask you for anything on these pages. I think I encouraged you to donate to charitable causes a couple of times.
So if I’ve earned any goodwill in all of this time, I’m trying to use that now. I’m not afraid to tell you that I really would like this book to be more than some fleeting thing no one gives a shit about only to rot in sadness and be forgotten sooner than later.
If the ideas we share here have ever resonated with you or connected with you, please consider getting a copy. Please consider gifting a copy. Please consider telling a friend or family member.
I can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement through the years. I believe very strongly that you guys saved my life, and you’ll find language in the Acknowledgements section of the book that says exactly that.
Thank you for being part of the most important, inspiring, growth-inducing conversations I’ve ever been a part of.
Things are going to be a little different moving forward, but nothing about the spirit of this work will ever change. I hope you’ll stick around for the ride.
Metaphorically speaking, I may just be tall enough for it now. Love you guys.