Tag: relationships

How do you “mom” when you’re sad?

I’m really sad lately.  I went through a break up just before Thanksgiving.  It was my first serious relationship after my divorce and I really thought he was my proverbial “second chance.” As weeks and then months passed, I realized that he was not the right fit.  Even though I know it was the right

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Communicating with my Spouse: “I’m sorry, WHAT?! I can’t hear you!”

My wife and I share “that look” across the kitchen.  You know the one, the one that says “I’m sorry, were you talking?  I’m not sure, I can’t hear you over… EVERYTHING!”  That look.  Do we resign ourselves to yet another unfinished conversation, or insist, again, on some respect for the fact that every now and again

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An 11 Year-Old’s Musings On Romance

So, I asked my 11 year old son what he thought about Valentine’s Day. “I don’t have a girlfriend or anything like that, so I don’t really think about it,” he replied, completely uninterested in the conversation. Aaaand of course, I pressed the issue. “Well, what if you did have a girlfriend? What would you

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Quirks

Being in a relationship is hard. Making a long term relationship work throughout the ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys, is really hard. And as many of us know, throwing one or two (or even more) little people into that mix is sometimes ridiculously hard. My wife and I have been together for over 13

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My Mother’s Love

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. -Erich Fromm   There has never been a day in my life that I have doubted my mom’s love for me or felt that I had to earn it. It was handed to me freely without any stipulation. She has always been there

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