What I do when my Husband Irritates Me

How to Reduce Stress While Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be stressful. Any woman who has planned a wedding can tell you that no truer words have ever been spoken. It’s an amazing experience. It can be fun. It can be special to share it with your fiance, your mom, or your bridesmaids. And it can also cause you to cry and throw things and contemplate calling off the wedding. All of the above. I know wedding planning takes a lot of energy, but it’s also important to devote some time to your mental health and relieving the stress that planning your wedding has caused you....more

Your Partner Is Cheating In A Long-Distance Affair. Does That Make It Okay?

The heading of this post sounds like the title for a best-selling book. Or a poorly scripted “Lifetime Movie.” Sadly, the story I’m about to share is not fiction. It’s real and it’s painful. I went back and forth about whether I wanted to put down in words what’s been happening in my life the past few months. My first reaction was to set my blog to private, close down my Facebook account, curl up and whimper....more

Turning over a new leaf


I Know My Happy Makes You Sad ...

... and that makes me sad, too.Because I've been there. I get it--or at least parts of it. That sinking feeling in your gut when someone announces their engagement or posts photos of their wedding. Sure, you're happy for them, but still. Why them and not you, STILL? Public Domain Image Via Pixabay...more

A Dozen Tips for Making Your Relationship, last

Alison Blackman, online influencer & Editor in Chief The Advice Sisters & Leather and Lace Advice ...more

5 Things I Learned While Planning My Dream Wedding

My wedding day was everything I imagined it would be: fun, terribly romantic, Art Deco-inspired, and even magical. In an earlier post I talked about my fear of being a fat bride – but I can say without pause that I looked and felt beautiful and that my weight was the farthest thing from my mind....more
Hi Loryn, Thanks for this inspiring post. I'm so glad that your wedding day was everything you ...more

How Cool Are You?

FALL 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©When you’re tired & worn at the close of the day And things just aren’t going your way And your patience has come to an end There’s nothing like a cool chic to confide in- C ool C hi cs C l i ck . com... I ’ mJ usS a yi n’ ...more

Does He Think You're Trustworthy?

When it comes to sharing vulnerability, it’s wise to take time to test whether the other person is worthy of hearing our stories and to assess our own level of safety and comfort in sharing sensitive material. We want to trust that the other person isn’t going to deny and minimize our pain, or alternatively, over focus on our problem in an unhelpful way. We don’t want to be put down, pitied, or gossiped about, nor do we want sensitive information used against us. ...more