Posts in category "Marriage"

Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages. I Disagree.

Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages.  I Disagree.
According to The New York Daily News, actress Eva Mendes claims sweatpants are the cause of divorce. “You can’t do sweatpants…ladies, number one cause of divorce in America. Sweatpants, no!” The never-married Mendes said. I disagree with this statement in a big way.  I cannot imagine a life where my partner never sees me in... Read more »

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town

Top 10 reasons it's good my husband is out of town
My husband’s job has required him to travel very frequently lately.  The change has caused a major shift for both of us.  This new path is an awesome opportunity, but also long hard work hours, solo parenting and only being able to watch Orange is the New Black together on the weekends instead of every... Read more »

To my love on Valentine's Day

To my love on Valentine's Day
Dear Love, When you married me ten years ago, I’m sure you didn’t think twice when you confidently vowed, “In sickness and in health.” You didn’t expect to fill my daily pillbox for the week every Sunday. You never thought you would be accompanying me to neurologist appointments where many of the husbands push their... Read more »
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Do vacations improve communication in marriage?

Do vacations improve communication in marriage?
I’m still recovering from jet lag from, in my eyes, the perfect vacation – six days in Paris with my husband.  We slept late, leisurely enjoyed decadent meals, walked, explored and talked. We have not had the opportunity to talk this much in years. On the long plane ride home, we discussed why our communication... Read more »

Can I become a football wife?

Can I become a football wife?
This time of year when football begins I prepare to say goodbye to my husband on Sundays and sometimes Monday and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays he is still connected to the sport world through his phone, apps, fantasy football and the other time suck media that gives his stats and stories about the... Read more »

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it
Yoga to my husband is the the time he watches the kids and I return happier, lighter and more fun to be around. For my birthday this week we discussed dinner options and I cautiously mentioned I instead wanted to practice yoga together as I knew it would benefit us both. “Whatever you want.” He... Read more »
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P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go

P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go
I’m surprised we are already half-way done with the 90 days of P90X.  Life goes by so fast that after the first week we were committed and in a rhythm; the workouts just became part of our day. I will say that having a partner, in my case my husband, makes both us feel accountable... Read more »

Leaving Kids Makes for a Better Mother

Leaving Kids Makes for a Better Mother
We celebrated my mom’s birthday in Big Sur, California this past weekend.  Have you been there?  It is a wooded small town next to the mountains on the ocean with seemingly ideal weather.  I haven’t yet figured out why everyone doesn’t live there. I’m aware how lucky I am to have the option of leaving... Read more »

You Might Be Surprised What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

You Might Be Surprised What Goes On Behind Closed Doors
I cautiously posted last week about the argument my man and I had about our schedules and child care. Surprisingly, I’m glad I did since some unique conversations have come out of it.  My mom mentioned that when she was my age none of her many mom pals ever talked about their problems with kids or marriage.  She assumed all her friends... Read more »
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Why Doesn't Anyone Talk About Marriage Being Hard?

Why Doesn't Anyone Talk About Marriage Being Hard?
I notice many, many blog posts on the hardships of parenting, but few on the challenges of married life.  Maybe because, like me, I would never want to criticize my husband and partner in such a public forum.  Or maybe because we know our families are reading this (hi guys, no need to worry).  Still I find it... Read more »
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