I was no longer the girl my husband married, but I realized it before it was too late because he was too kind to tell me. It terrifies me to think how different my life and that of my children might have been if I had ignored the warning signs and not put my marriage on the list.
When you get married, hopefully you know a lot about your husband. How many kids he wants, his views on spending money, how he can open another Gatorade, forgetting that he's left four other half empty bottles in every room of the house. But you might not have thought about how you and your husband would differ socially and what that might mean to your marriage.
There is comfort in boredom. Making lunches, washing dishes and doing laundry are all reminders that it is privilege to not only take care of myself, but to take care of others.
How do we restore the institution of marriage within the black community? The lines of communication between black men and women have to improve.
People love to give lip service to the idea that mothers' bodies are beautiful, life-giving, wondrous, magical. Our partners tell us we're desirable and hot. And we want to believe they mean it. That doesn't make it any easier to believe it ourselves, though, when we're looking in the mirror.
It's a beautiful Saturday filled with potential, but it's all ruined by having to spend it with your mother-in-law. Here are some fun activities that would have been enjoyable were it not for the brittle sack of negativity wrapped in Chico's and Pandora bracelets.
I feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It's not.
I found a study that basically lays out what makes for a stable marriage in the U.S.
If you were born between 1980 and 2000, you are one of the Millennial Generation. It is likely that you will not want the traditional white wedding, but you will want to create your own special marriage celebration.
I am not much of a housekeeper. I often tell the story of the time my mother-in-law and my mother got to talking about my housekeeping skills. I don't remember exactly how it came up but their discussion ended with my mother saying, "Well she didn't get that from me."
By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn't like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr...
It should never be routine to sit biting your nails for hours in the early morning while someone you love is getting sophisticated images taken of tumors that you can't help but worry are growing.
I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.
Are you over the cool new restaurant downtown and the club around the corner? Bored with wine bars or concerts? What, you haven't been to any of tho...
Releasing our inner butterfly isn't easy. It takes guts and grit. It also takes confidence and honesty, and requires a willingness to listen to the quiet longings of the heart. And once enlightened, it's up to us to take action toward the rediscovery of our true self.
"The chances are 50/50 every time," my husband said. Fifteen years and three sons later, I am completely outnumbered and, frankly, fighting a losing battle. Even the dog is male.