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Jamison Vann
Derrell's BA in Architecture & MBA candidacy never taught him how to handle what life throws at him. He writes honestly and openly about life, love, and mental health on a blog that he co-authors with his wife, To read more of his articles, be sure to visit his blog and connect with him on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!.

Entries by Jamison Vann

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Marriage

(4) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 10:03 AM


Elle and I have been married for about 3.5 years now and it has been mostly awesome. There have been some hard parts sprinkled here and there, but that's just life!

We have learned a lot from each other...

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My Mother's Suicide

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:25 PM


Everything that I knew about life changed on June 22nd, 2015. On this day, I learned that my mother took her own life in my childhood home. She was 53 and I was 26 at the time.

Devastating is not quite...

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4 Things I Learned From My Wife's Cancer Scare

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 7:06 PM


Marriage vows are promises that we make to our soon-to-be spouses during the wedding ceremony. Most of us say these things with all intentions of reaching 'until death do us part'... But, what happens when "in sickness and in health" becomes a relevant...

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4 Things I Want My Future Daughter to Know

(5) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 9:56 AM

Hello, sweetheart,

I hope you don't think it's odd that I'm writing this for you when you aren't even born yet. I was going through my website and came across the very first post I published, "Games that Men Play," and it made me think of you. It made...

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3 Reasons Why Being Away Is OK

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 12:04 PM


To most people, being in a relationship means that you have someone that is always there for you, a constant support system, and an indefinite friend to share experiences with. In the majority of cases, this is a worth-while set up, but for...

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Why Women Should Know Their Place

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Seriously, if I had to judge solely from what I see on a daily basis, most women don't have a clue where they actually belong...


Sorry, I couldn't help that one, but I'm definitely just kidding. On a more serious note, my real issue is...

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Why You Shouldn't Plan On Getting Married

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 11:28 AM

"When a man and a woman fall in love with each other they get married and start a family and live happily-ever-after..."

That is the lie that most of us are told from a fairly early age. Love stories, television shows, and movies paint a majestic picture of wedding bells...

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Why I Refuse to Have Kids

(19) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Yes, you read that correctly. My wife and I flat out refuse to have children for the time being. We are a twenty-something couple that have been married for just shy of two years, but we don't want to bear any offspring just yet. Even though we both agree on...

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I Don't Love My Wife

(40) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:06 PM

I stepped into my marriage under the presumption that love will last forever, but I was wrong. Committing your life to another person, until death do you part, is not always the happily ever after that you might see in fairy-tales and romance stories. After being married just shy of...

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