I was married at the ripe, young age of 25. I don’t know why, really — except I met someone who I actually liked and was a decent man. Of course I loved him, but I also loved South...
When you go to get a divorce, you are given ENDLESS documents and paperwork. Everything is in writing, and in the words of Stevie Wonder, “Signed, sealed, delivered... I’M YOURS!” Well, technically you end up as no one's, but...
Men. They can be so simple — no disrespect meant, but emotionally, they're no female — yet so darn difficult to shop for. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe it's because many of our partners would be completely content with...
When it comes to the holidays, my husband and I are basically a mix of Buddy the Elf and the Grinch. I start getting excited about Christmas pretty much as soon as the Halloween madness ends. I love the...
I have three rings I wear: my engagement ring, which my husband's grandmother gave to him (it had been hers), my wedding ring (the date of our anniversary carved inside), and an anniversary ring (bought long before four kids,...
When I first started dating my husband, just hearing his voice on the phone got me hot and bothered. It was before texting — GASP! — so there weren’t witty text exchanges riling me up to see him at...
When a divorce happens, it can feel like you’ve hit your rock bottom — as if you are this lost soul just roaming about, getting the bare minimum in life done each day. You are in survival mode for...
When I first got married in my twenties, I knew exactly how I would handle infidelity if it ever occurred. I would certainly, most definitely, unquestionably leave immediately.  Nearly a decade later, the unthinkable happened. I found some emails I...
I was approaching my 15th wedding anniversary and 40th birthday, which could only mean one thing — a wedding ring upgrade. (Don’t bother looking that up; I invented that as the 15th anniversary/40th birthday gift. You’re welcome.) Don’t get...
Within a few weeks of summer break, I had already witnessed other moms lamenting facetiously about the summer kid chaos, including bickering among siblings and complaints of boredom. It’s been enough to make some ask, “How many more days...
I am a single mom EVERYDAY. During my recent scroll through social media, as one does when she is wasting time, I heard a mom blogger (with a large following) say, "I’ve been a single mom today." When in fact,...
"Coming Out" is a term most people who have a friend or family member who is gay associate with the beginning of someone’s story. The time they stepped forward and began living their lives openly and authentically. Every gay...

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