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True Life: My Husband Is a Grinch

When it comes to the holidays, my husband and I are basically a mix of Buddy the Elf and the Grinch. I start getting excited about Christmas pretty much as soon as the Halloween madness ends. I love the decorations, the music, the holiday spirit, and all of the festivities that come along with Thanksgiving […]

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The Day I Took My Rings Off

I have three rings I wear: my engagement ring, which my husband’s grandmother gave to him (it had been hers), my wedding ring (the date of our anniversary carved inside), and an anniversary ring (bought long before four kids, a mortgage and a dog). Back when we were talking about getting engaged, we would spend […]

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My New Kind of Foreplay

When I first started dating my husband, just hearing his voice on the phone got me hot and bothered. It was before texting — GASP! — so there weren’t witty text exchanges riling me up to see him at the end of the day. I vividly remember after our first date, we made it a […]

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After Infidelity, All Paths Lead to Hard Work

When I first got married in my twenties, I knew exactly how I would handle infidelity if it ever occurred. I would certainly, most definitely, unquestionably leave immediately.  Nearly a decade later, the unthinkable happened. I found some emails I wasn’t supposed to see, and my world came crashing down.  A week earlier my husband […]

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Happily Ever After Kids

To have and to hold, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health…through the sleepless nights of crying babies, the “dates” at home when we are unable to find a babysitter, the knocks on the door every time we lock it to have some privacy, and the moments our children always come before us…I […]

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Why I Didn’t Stay for the Kids

It’s true what they say about the 7-year itch. But what about the 8th, 9th, and 10th years? Sometimes, my marriage still itches. Ten years is a long time to do anything over and over again. Most people don’t stay in a job longer than a few years before they move on to reenergize their career. I […]

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I Haven’t Spoken To My Husband In 4 Years

I haven’t spoken to my husband in four years. No, we aren’t separated and he hasn’t gone missing.  It’s just that we have toddlers, two of them. Yes, I’m being rather facetious, but I know I am not the only person who feels this way with their spouse. Some days, okay, a lot of days […]

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Love & Marriage: The State of Our Union

With a new administration in office, some people are likely hopeful about what the future might bring, while others are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from regret to anxiety to fear.  I’ve learned that the lifelong commitment of marriage and parenthood often takes us through a similar range of emotions. One could argue that in both […]

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Confession: I Wish I Could Parent Like My Husband!

One of the reasons I love my husband is that I realized back when we were dating that I could take him to parties hosted by my friends and not worry if he was hiding in a corner or not speaking to anyone and having a miserable time. I could, instead, leave him at the door […]

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