What about the guy?

I’m hearing a phrase more and more these days, and it’s a bit troubling to me. “Happy wife, happy life.” Really? I’ve been familiar with it for years, but I heard it in a Weight Watchers commercial tonight, I’ve heard it on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters and I often hear it in casual […]

Marry-weather.

It’s been said that you shouldn’t marry the person you can live with, but that you should marry the one you can’t live without. I think we can add to that, don’t you? Marry not the person who simply brings something to the table, but who can also bring something to your soul during the […]

You first.

They say that when you get married, it’s most important to know the other person really, really well. Inside-out, from head to toe. I disagree with this. I think it’s most important to first know yourself, then the other person. I say this not as someone who’s passing judgment or as someone who claims to […]

Forever?

I have an odd relationship with the word “forever.” When I was in high school, my first relationship had all the hallmarks of young love. It was new, exciting, tumultuous and occasionally kept me up at nights. A few years in, I found myself in an especially trying time. We were both changing and growing, […]

The Ex-Ray

They’re exes for a reason, but we also partnered up with them in the first place because there was something that we liked about them, right? They might’ve been around for a few months or a few years, but no doubt they had an ability to leave a few parting gifts when they moved on. […]

Patient and Kind

By design, my life is fairly quiet. Sometimes I wonder if it’s too quiet, but not because I feel I’m missing something. I wonder this because I’ll occasionally look inside my world from an outsider’s point of view and I’ll think that something needs to change. This is a short-lived belief. I’m more than good […]

The Reminder

Have you ever stared at someone because they reminded you of someone you’ve lost? It’s as though the person was there, in the flesh, ready and eager to say the things they didn’t have a chance to say before their passing. I was driving home from work the other day and found myself staring at […]