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Happiness With the Opposite Sex

Four Things I Learned About My Marriage When My Husband Left Me

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.15.2015 | Women
Melissa Chapman

My husband took road trip with our son to Cooperstown when he LEFT ME for two nights and three days to fend for myself aka take out the garbage and walk the dogs and let me tell you something- IT WAS NOT PRETTY.

The 5 Arguments You Should Avoid AT all Costs in Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

And as a woman who has been in the marriage trenches for 15 years, while I don't have a degree in counseling, my degree in the hard knock world of marriage has taught me some lessons about what it takes to STAY MARRIED.

Can a Marriage Without Kids Survive?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa Chapman

For me kids are a life game changer -- and while I would never stay in my marriage if I felt it was no longer a loving and supportive relationship, I know that having my kids keeps me grounded and forces me to work on it so that I can provide them with a two parent home that is their soft place to fall.

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Marriage?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

I wonder, having had the experience and knowledge I have now -- would I have done it all the same? The Answer: Yes, but gosh if I could give my 25-year-old self advice about the next 14 years of life and marriage here are just a few things I would say:

The Case for Procreation, or Why Having Kids Keeps Me Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I have to be honest; I look at couples who have managed to stay married sans kids and am mystified by what keeps them bound in matrimony.

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There a Double Standard?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I'll admit it -- I've always had a sugar daddy complex.

Finding Balance In My Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Here I am in my marriage -- and I think I'm finally getting it -- the fact that both my husband and I CANNOT be the dream receivers simultaneously. What is a dream receiver you ask? It's the person in the marriage/relationship who gets to live out their dream, their fantasy.

I've Decided to TRY to Be More Like My Husband

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

Daditude is a style of parenting I've coined (your welcome) which reflects the more easy-going attitude and reactions dads exhibit in regards to their kids and their parenting styles.

If You Have to Fight with Your Spouse NEVER Say These 4 Things

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Melissa Chapman

After 13 years of marriage, I've learned there are certain things one should NEVER say when one is in the throes of an anger-fueled argument with one's spouse.