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And I would call it “Shut Up and Listen.”

If I were to write a book right now, I would talk about how important it is to be heard. I think some of our worst decisions are made when we feel like no one is listening.  I used to have … Continue reading

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What did I do to deserve this?

I was halfway through another post about, ironically, my fiery emotions when I saw something on Twitter that I absolutely had to respond to with a post. This is a tweet from my friend Angie about her husband Patrick, both … Continue reading

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A Sign Of The Times: my husband at BlogHer

We share a love of NYC street meat. As of about two days ago, my husband is coming with me to New York City on August 5th. For a blogging convention. My husband doesn’t blog, and he’s certainly not a … Continue reading

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The easy joke is about how my marriage relates to inestinal bacteria.

Jared and I have been struggling with a bizarre dysfunction lately, yet I suspect that it’s fairly common in today’s marriages. Let’s see if I can get this out. A long, long time ago (because this time last year seems … Continue reading

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Breaking the cycle. Finally.

We’ve had arguments before. Our marriage counselor insists that we will always have arguments.  Having arguments is no reason to continue going to counseling, she assures us. “Not that I’m kicking you out the door, it’s just – ” “Good … Continue reading

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Marriage Mad Lib

My husband and I did this exercise during last week’s marriage counseling session. I thought it was interesting, and announced mid session that I’d be featuring Marriage Mad Lib on my blog.  My marriage counselor laughed and Jared shook his … Continue reading

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Marriage Counseling 101: The Dialogue

We’d spent our first session introducing ourselves and covering our individual backgrounds and medical histories while sitting next to each other on a small couch.  When we walked into our second marriage counseling session, we found two chairs set up … Continue reading

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