Category Archives: Marriage

Steering a Course in Marriage

Several years ago, I left big-town suburbia and moved to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.  It was a huge lifestyle change.  Even though I lived in a town, my life felt very rustic.  So my mom bought … Continue reading

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How to Get Past a Fight with Your Spouse

My husband and I fight sometimes.  Well, okay, it seems like we can’t go more than a couple of weeks without a big one.  I’m not thrilled about that, but experts say that arguing, if done appropriately, is healthy for … Continue reading

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Who We Are: The Sum of Our Experiences

Last night, as my husband and I worked through a misunderstanding that had caused some bent feelings between us, I mentioned (again) my discontent with the fact that he feels done with having kids because he has three from his … Continue reading

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Rumpless

In the last 3.5 months, my husband has lost 45 pounds, and I’ve lost 25.  I often compliment him on how much smaller he’s gotten, but he has never, not even a single time, said anything to me.  I guess … Continue reading

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Second Wives and Empty Cradles

There are advantages to being a second wife (or, in my case, third-and-a-half).  The husband in question has hopefully learned a few things about how to make a marriage work, and he has matured—ripened—into better husband material.  All of that … Continue reading

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Real Men Wear Pink

My husband finally had his splint removed today.  I never thought to take a picture of it, but it looked a lot like a cast with an Ace bandage around it.  I’m not sure why they use that instead of … Continue reading

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Custom Rings

When I took my husband to his pre-surgery consultation yesterday, the one bright spot was that the nurse noticed and commented on our wedding rings.  “Your rings are so beautiful,” she said.  “You must have had them custom made.” I … Continue reading

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