Sex & Relationships

Why I Dropped My Toxic Friend

April 26, 2012

Seven years.  For seven years we were BFFs, or so I thought. We met at work, which seemed okay since we weren’t dating.  We became fast happy hour pals, shopping buddies, and gossip mongers.  That last part should have been a red flag, but I ignored it because we had so much fun together. I […]

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Do You Like His Friends?

April 16, 2012

I’m not going to lie.  My husband has a friend that I cannot stand. The sight of him makes my blood boil, and I know the feeling is mutual.  As a matter of fact, he warned my husband not to marry me.  It’s important that we have friends that support our relationship. And, once I […]

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Going Out Without My Spouse

April 13, 2012

I’ll just come out and say it: Sometimes, my husband goes out to the club without me. And sometimes I go without him. It’s been this way since we began dating, four years ago. Before we met, my husband was well known among his friends as the life of the party, and this was especially […]

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Military Family: Send My Husband Back to Me

April 12, 2012

He left in July, 2010. We both knew how dangerous this deployment was going to be. His military unit was going to Afghanistan to follow the trucks indentifying the IEDs. They would then tow away any trucks that took on damage. That meant he’d be close to explosions. Add to that any missed IEDs, and […]

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The Bride’s Guide to Keeping Her Bridesmaids as Friends (After the Wedding)

April 5, 2012

With wedding season quickly approaching, potential bridesmaids across America are hoping they will not be asked to purchase and wear an especially heinous dress or throw an over the top, financially draining bridal shower. While most brides embark on the journey of planning their wedding with the best of intentions for their big day and […]

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The Breaking Point

April 3, 2012

“It’s like talking to a brick wall. You don’t get me. You’re not the person I fell in love with anymore. When did we stop laughing? How can you look me straight in the eye and lie to me? I’m so over this. I swear, one more time and I’m out. I don’t want to […]

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The Dos & Don’ts for Bridesmaids

March 30, 2012

Weddings. The big day. The day a woman dreams of since she was little. The day she can truly call herself a princess. How glamorous, beautiful, and magical the bride is. Everyone talks about her, how amazing she looked, how wonderful her day was. No one talks about the dark side of weddings. I had […]

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The 5 Love Languages…Does it Work?

March 28, 2012

“No wonder we’re having issues communicating.” After completing the 5 Love Languages questionnaire, we looked at one another and agreed: our differences about what “love” meant were making our marriage more difficult. We all know that self-help and relationship books are a multi-billion dollar business. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by […]

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When Your Spouse is Away, Do You Play?

March 19, 2012

I recently was out of town for 5 days on a business trip, as a blogger we call that a conference. I purposefully took an extra day on either side of the conference to build in a bit of work time/away time. Truth is: I don’t think my husband sees me as an equal partner. […]

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