“Dora, you are such a fine storyteller. Your grandparents' relationship comes to show that sometimes it is our commitment to give each other space to grow and our respect for each other that stands the test of time. Not that I am in favor of an arranged marriage in this day and age, but what we see is that modern marriages aren't exactly the ideal for a lifelong partnership either. Better to look at the foundations of a sound and vibrant relationship rather how we are being set up.”
hp blogger Dora Levy Mossanen on May 27, 2012 at 12:37:09
“Well said, Angella, and thanks for your kind words. You are so right about the importance of building a sound and vibrant relationship from the beginning. And that takes a lot of effort from both sides.”
“thanks for your feedback annie but my mom had 5 kids and still felt that way. I am just sharing my experience and certainly I hope that everyone finds their own way and feels their own feelings without judgement or expectation. Glad that the transition was good for you.”
“I happened to sit next to Jaclyn Smith at a luncheon organized by a friend. Needless to say, I have always been a fan of hers from childhood. But I can truthfully say that this woman radiates authenticity and grace. It is good to know that her beauty is inside and out. She is a real inspiration to women who strive for fullness in our lives.”
“YOu are a smart man! That's how many of us women feel--bolder and more confident. I am now in my 40's and I like myself and my life more than ever. Your wife will be even more attractive to you, with so much shared in 20 years even!”
“In line with what you just shared, I remember when I first got my acceptance to write a book--which was a dream come true really-- I noticed how much of my energy went into making sure I was doing the right thing, that I was going to make it a success, etc... Stress is inherent in growth. Maybe we look forward to it, but if you pay close attention, you see that with the excitement comes nervous energy, nostalgia, and a host of other thoughts and feelings. It is the beautiful messiness of our lives!”
“Actually research indicates that positive changes such as marriage, a promotion, etc...are rated as stressful as many other negative stressors. It is the process of adjusting to change that is stressful.”
jf12 on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:04:24
“I hear you, but I don't fully believe it. It isn't tough to get a promotion with higher pay and a corner office with two windows. It is tough to get fired and walk the streets for months looking for a job.”
“Of course. The heart of the matter is that we all experience life.....no matter our station in life.”
Poetrich of Earth on Jan 12, 2011 at 15:28:30
“While in our sameness we all experience life, life is experienced by us all differently.
Yet, one of the threads that brings us together is pain; pain at a loss.
"It may be a particular melody in the voice of a stranger, the unique curve of a smile, a favorite meal sitting before us at the dinner table, a certain scent on a pillow, or the special way the one we have lost made us feel that reawakens those great waves of yearning and pain."
Would that our words could have reached in time the one (n' the many) who felt he (they) had no other choice but to end his (their) own days of days. So very sad.”