The first real test of our marriage vows arrived ten months after we said them.It was true love. "Isn't she beautiful?" My husband whispered, over and over again, a tear rolling down his cheek. But I just couldn't see it. Truth is, I wanted to set her on fire....more
My Mother set me up with a guy once when I was in high school. He worked for her, and at the time I didn't realize I was being set up. It was well-intentioned, I have no doubt, but ultimately very weird and awkward for me. So let's not talk about that. ...more
If you asked me 4 years ago what I like to do for self-care, I would have said I don't do anything because I'm not selfish. So it's no surprise that taking care of me fell down on the priority list. So what changed for me? One simple quote, "When you respect yourself, you respect your body." A lightbulb went off....more
The app DubSmash allows you to record yourself lip-synching to any piece of audio - song or movie clip. Within two days of download, I was entertained for hours and completely addicted. But beyond me, I knew my husband would LOVE this; he’s a professionally-trained actor. It would be like asking a baseball player if he wanted to go to the batting cage.
As I was setting up yet another social media account, I started thinking about an interesting conundrum some people need to deal with that wasn't an issue back in my day. What do you do with your social media accounts if you change your last name with marriage?
I’m sure you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even said it before. “My husband “helps out” with the kids.” Or the man has said, “well my wife is going out so I’m babysitting the kids.” Let’s discuss something that needs to be addressed: The kids are 50% theirs. Either genetically or legally (yay adoption!), kids are JUST as much the man’s responsibility as they are the woman’s. ...more
In all my years of learning to cope with this disease, nothing has helped me as much as having someone who has real compassion and support.I’m a paranoid schizophrenic.Breathe. I’m not armed. I have no intention of eating any of your children, appendages, or whatever it is the media is blaming us for this week. Anyone in the mental health industry will quickly tell you we’re more likely to be the victim in most situations than the aggressor, but that’s not what I’m here to talk to you about....more
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