The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.
Break-ups can be the pits, and they can also be incredible opportunities for personal and relational growth. I applaud anyone and everyone who has made the choice this year to part with someone to make space for something new. I honor you.
Don't compare your night to your friends' nights.
Dear, sweet husband, I want you to know that love still exists between us. When Valentine's Day isn't quite as romantic as it used to be because of diapers, spit up and early bed times, know that I wouldn't have it any other way. When it gets hard, I'll choose to be with you.
I don't hang onto much. I think I'm pretty low-maintenance when it comes to Valentine's Day: I don't want to go out to an expensive dinner, I do not ever ask for jewelry, and I don't even like red roses. But you f*ck with my vintage-looking heart tree, and I'll cut you.
The energy you put forth to make my relationships better is not a sacrifice. When you give to a good, mutual relationship, you get back much more than you give. When you don't give, you are drained by the tension and disappointment.
I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.
Approaching my 55th birthday I said a prayer, 'Please let true love come into my life at this stage of my journey.' A couple of years later I was on a plane headed home from a speaking engagement in Chicago. A few minutes later, with cellphone in hand, a tall handsome gentleman strode up the aisle.
A Corporate Wife. That's what she called me. Then, 'I didn't know there were still people like you ... my mother was one', back in the sixties ....
It's that awkward time of year again--Valentine's Day--when the forces of consumerism conspire to propel men into mate-retention mode: to avoid being ...
When you look close enough, you can see themes that shine through to be the rule rather than the exception. The commonalities aren't trivial either. They show that love is a combination of selflessness, hard work, conscientiousness, consideration, thoughtfulness and appreciation.
With everyone pulling an ERMAHGERD MERRERGE, I became Chandler Bing. Graeme wanted to move in together and I was like NOPE. He wanted to get joint banking accounts and I was like NOPE. But if it hadn't been for all the continuous external marriage talk, I doubt I would have been as hardcore about the NOPE's.
Every year, I get a slew of emails asking for Valentine's Day gift suggestions. This year, I noticed something a little different, most of the ema...
Here's how you can handle this situation: Tell your husband that you are the mom and you need to be respected. Also, tell him that his anxiety may end up harming both your marriage and your child's mental health.
Conflict exists in any marriage. Our challenge is to deal with differences constructively.
by Terri Pous, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Erica OBrien Cake Design...