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There’s No Such Thing as a Tipping Point

“What made you decide to start this pursuit of happiness?” It’s a simple question, one I should expect from interviewers by now, but when I was asked it this week I was left without a response. Perhaps it was the … Continue reading

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On Faces And Eyes, Specifically Mine.

It was a mistake.  An error in a shipping label or a database glitch, maybe, but a mistake for sure. And yet this completely coincidental accident seemed anything but coincidental. **** It was odd for me to email her.  Although … Continue reading

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Day 3 of 30 – What do I have to forgive myself for?

Oh how the title of this post alone must make some people salivate. The list of things that others have forgiven me for is long and impressive.  I have ripped hearts from chests and been greeted with a loving embrace … Continue reading

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Fiery

Go Boom My mother says that we, she and I, are “brightly colored people”. My friends have described me as fiery and passionate. My husband, I suspect, just wishes I wasn’t such a bitch sometimes. And no, he would never … Continue reading

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On Secure Women – and becoming one

I have often thought that keeping my self esteem in check was essential for keeping my friends. In other words, no one likes someone who likes themselves. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself on some level.  And to be … 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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