The Torn Up Marriage
Why do we hurt the ones we love, and can there ever be a way back?
“The Torn Up Marriage” is about betrayal, complacency, love and loss, and that key instinct to protect your family. But what happens when you tear that family apart? Kate and Michael are about to find out as they cope with the crushing fallout of his affair, whilst trying to protect their two young children....more
I think the title says it all. Kate and Michael have been married for a long time. They have two young daughters. Michael runs his own firm while Kate stays at home. Kate thought their relationship was fine until she found out that her husband was having an affair. Worse still when Michael admitted that he had fallen in love with another woman and ...more
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This beautiful and heart-wrenching story is the accurate portray of a marriage in trouble. Michael and Kate have been married for a long time and have two beautiful young daughters. Michael works hard and sometimes long hours to provide for his family while Kate is a stay home mom, caring for the house and the children. Everything in their household seems fine, except there's hardly any intimacy or closeness between this coup ...more
A well written and fairly realistic portrayal of the pain, the sorrow, the loneliness, the anger, the selfishness (of the hero) and the regret (of the hero) caused by infidelity in marriage...well up until the rushed, anticlimatic and semi forced HEA ending. I don’t have a problem with HEA’s in cheating plotline as long as the HEA feels authentic to the tone, the pacing and the story being told. For me, that did not happen in this book. The couple’s ...more
I won't go into the storyline as other reviewers have done that for me :) What I will do is share my reaction this book.
When Michael leaves, Kate falls apart and I was tearing up over how devastated ...more
This book really sucked me in so 4 stars for entertaining me however (view spoiler)[ Michael was not redeemed for me. He didn't really have to work to get his wife back. Kate was also way too nice. One month after Michael leaves her to live with the mistres, Michael is having his two little girls over for sleepovers with his mistress, in one part the little girls barge in in the morning and jump on the bed with Michael and the mistress and even snuggle with the other woman. Scenes ...more
“How did you start the sentence that was going to change the rest of your life?”
Life can change in the blink of an eye, be it ...more
Kate and Michael are married with two little girls. And as most couples will tell you, when children enter the picture, the dynamic of your relationship changes. Michael decides that his way of dealing with that change is by falling in love with someone else, never expecting his wife ...more
There are so many words fluttering about in my mind, words to describe this novel with, it's hard for me to choose just one. Painful. Raw. Agonising. Heartbreaking. But then at the other end of the spectrum, hopeful, promising and golden-centred. The Torn Up Marriage by Caroline Roberts was a stunning dissection of a break-down of a previously sturdily-built marriage. Not shy of the uncomfortable, the story of Kate, Michael, and their beautiful daughters was ...more
He's 9 months with this home wrecker and stupid ass heroine still pins for him? 9 months!
This story was promising but it went to shit. I wo ...more
There is no preamble; from the opening words we know that something is seriously wrong with Kate's marriage: 'The front door opened and the fist around her heart tightened.' This lovely, normal family is about to be torn apart by her husband Michael's infidelity and the ensuing chapters show us the pain and hurt in every minute detail. Yet it would have been easy for the author to have gone down the stereotypical path, demonising th ...more
Meet Michael & Kate who have been married for many years and have 2 young daughters, Charlotte and Emily. They thought they had a stable and happy marraige until Kate accidentally hears a phone call that will change things forever, Michael has been having an affair. When Kate confronts him about this, he doesn't deny it but in fact admits that he's fallen in love with this other woman ...more