The first few years of our marriage I REFUSED to be a called a wife. A wife was a secondary complement to the man. A wife had no other identity. I mean what happened to my name... now I am just wife. I don't think so.
A successful marriage isn't always 50-50. Sometimes, your partner needs 90 percent and they are able to give back only 10 in return. Other times, it is just the opposite. The important thing is to always be there for one another, no matter what.
Instead of wanting to leave her and end your marriage you've decided that the whole affair was a big mistake. But in your heart you know that the affair isn't over. You're not sure how to end it. And you're scared.
The recipe -- and the myth surrounding it -- conjures images of a culinarily satisfied man licking his fingers with a mixture of glee and awe while silently promising himself that he will never let you, maker of awesome chicken, get away by bestowing a ring soon after.
No matter how many phone records or receipts you find, the answers to the real questions can't be found in the number of texts or the amount of dollars spent on a credit card. The real questions are not about "What," but "Why?" did this happen?
I've learned a few things in particular from my mother, whom I have watched blossom and reinvent herself time and time again throughout my life. In honor of Mother's Day, here are five marriage lessons I've learned from this awesome lady.