Cheating is a Form of Abuse

Did you know that cheating is also considered domestic abuse?Psychologists believe the pattern of abusers and cheaters can be very similar. Both groups often try to justify their behavior, deny their actions, or otherwise refuse to take responsibility. The person doing the betraying may originally feel a little bit sorry, but really shows no concern about his/her partner’s feelings, therefore minimizing or making light of the behavior....more
My ex was emotionally, mentally, verbally and sexually abusive - and I wouldn't bother to guess ...more

Planning to outlast your partner

The other day I heard a comedian say that a successful marriage is when one partner gets to watch the other partner die first. Yes, that is pretty morbid, but it is also true: Marriage vows even state "til death do us part."...more

43 Is NOT Too Old to Change

Several weeks ago, I blogged about change. It’s never too late to change. In that post, I talked about my husband Brooks, who is just started college at the age of 43. He’s pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. ...more

The Easiest Way To Have A Happier Relationship Today

Sometimes there are days, or weeks or months that everything your spouse does just drives you crazy! Maybe he put the pots back where the pans go, or maybe (in my case) she put another dent in the car by hitting a pole in the parking garage.  Maybe he’s talking to loud, or she has not stopped talking all morning. ...more

The Good Man I Couldn't Commit To...At First

My fiancé and I have been dating since November of 2013, however until February of 2014; committing wasn’t going to happen on my end. It wasn’t that I didn’t like Brandon, it was that I was an emotional train wreck. How do you commit when every aspect of your life is spiraling out of control? Especially to a man that everyone said is happier now that I am in his life and to a man whose friend’s already had a preconceived thought that I would hurt him.  So why was I train wreck? I was just a typical 22 year old with a typical lifestyle, right? WRONG! I am so not your typical twenty-something....more

6 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

I think choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning. This is especially true if you’re like Dave and I, and had the ceremony and reception at the same venue.Quite often, venues have onsite catering as well. So you’re not just choosing the space for the wedding, but the food as well! The staff will set up the ceremony and reception, serve dinner, make sure everything runs smoothly, etc. It’s an important decision....more
A friend who is a photographer (Angela Michelle Powell Woulfe) took her daughter's fifth year ...more

The Best Laid Wedding (And Life) Plans

Here is a message to all those about to get married, thinking about getting married, and those whose wedding is long past.  It is also a message I suppose to anyone looking forward to anything, which I would hope, is everyone who has stumbled upon my blog....more

Can your marriage stand on one leg?

I am a flamingo. I am standing perfectly still in flamingo pose with one foot firmly rooted to the ground and the other balanced away from my body. I breathe in. I breathe out. I am calm and pleased by my ability to stay so centered. ...more