Two decades of marriage have taught me a lot, and have also taught me that I have so much to learn. I fully expect that by my 40th anniversary, I’ll look back and laugh at where I am today. In that sense, I look forward to getting older and seeing how far I’ve come on […]
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We can be our genuine selves with one another: silly, serious, and everything in between. Whether it is the daily grind or dreaming of all the things we would like to do in the next 15 years, we enjoy doing life together.
You know what I think is better than a candlelit bath? Clean laundry. I can run my own bathwater, friends. But those towels aren’t going to fold themselves.
Throughout the first few years of marriage, the mister and I daydreamed about recreating our honeymoon trip when it came time for the 10-year anniversary. “When we celebrate our tenth, we’ll head back to Maui.” You know, by that point, we will be more “settled” with a couple of kids, more financially stable . . […]
I know it might be hard to remember her, but that girl you fell in love with — she’s still here. Please see her: the ready-for-adventure, vibrant woman you fought for and promised to love forever.
There are times when our union is far from glamorous, when we realize we haven’t kissed good-bye all week. There are Saturday afternoons spent watching reruns of Criminal Minds in contented silence.
It took me a long time to use the word abuse. It felt like such a severe word for an occasional behavior. Even once I started to name the behavior, it still felt strong on my tongue, like maybe I was making it up or exaggerating things in my mind.