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Nothing.

“What’s wrong?” I ask. “Nothing,” he says. And we both know that he’s full of shit, although only one of us has any clue to what extent.  And it’s not me. He folds his arms across his chest, a visual … Continue reading

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The Guilt

We never believe our own mothers. She tells us the world is round, and we roll our eyes at the very idea that she would know anything about the size or shape of the world.  But when Mrs. Smith shows … Continue reading

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Truth In Blogging: Some People Are Bitches

I’m not perfect. None of you are surprised to hear that, I know.  But my point is that not only am I not perfect, but I have no desire to appear perfect.  Not to you or anyone. There’s too much … Continue reading

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Because “You Make Perfect Sense” is already taken.

We wiped away our tears, signaling the end of our counseling session. “I just want to say,” her voice was the exact same tone and volume that it always is, “that you guys make perfect sense.” My eyes flew from … 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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My Marriage Counselor Is Going To Have To Pay That Hooker He Stiffs.

We pulled into the parking lot for our counseling appointment last week and I noted that our counselor’s car wasn’t there yet. “Ohhh, shit,” Jared and I realized in unison that we had scheduled the appointment for a half an … Continue reading

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The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t

Two weeks ago, I dragged two three children to the grocery store for our weekly shopping trip. After they had endured more time than anyone should ever have to endure in a Wal-Mart, I took them to the nearby party … 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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I should have said…

“Are you nervous or excited?” I asked. Jared looked up from his half of the admissions packet we were filling out for our new marriage counselor.  He shrugged one shoulder and contorted his lips the way he always does when … Continue reading

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What Now?

I’m sitting on a fourth floor balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  I’m looking at the beach, listening to the waves, but I haven’t stepped foot on it yet. I haven’t stepped foot much of anywhere this weekend.  It’s after 3:00 … Continue reading

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