Stuck Inside the Box

I was accompanying my parents in a gathering with their friends, whom I knew since middle school. The first thing one of their friends said to me was “Wow, your hair is so short now. Just like a boy. Why don’t you keep your long hair?” She continues, “Oh you don’t usually wear a dress right? Maybe should start to wear dresses more often!” As the conversation continues, “You are doing a masters’ degree? That’s great! Though it’s more important to find a good man who can provide for you.” For a second, I thought I was in 1953....more

Little Heart Notes


Prince Charming Doesn't Exist

Some people fall in love at a coffee shop, their eyes meeting and instantaneously telling them that they have found their match. Others meet while passing each other on the street or at the library. Love reveals itself at the mall, at work, in the produce aisle of a grocery store. It can come all at once, or it can languidly reveal itself between mutual friends. Love can transpire between two acquaintances thrown together by mutual friends or a dating website. It can come when we are young, when we are old, or anytime in between....more


Originally published at CaptainOptimist.comToday is our anniversary. My husband and I have been married for 9 years, and he is my partner in every sense of the word. We are a team, and this has been a long 9 years for us. The only reason we have been able to keep moving forward through everything life has thrown at us these 9 long years is because we are a team. He is, and always has been, my rock, and I am so thankful for him every day. ...more

Congratulations - Mikey & Mary Beth Got Hitched!

Congratulations - Mikey & Mary Beth Got Hitched!... when it comes down to it, that’s what life is all about: showing up for the people you love, again and again, until you can’t show up anymore.  ~Rebecca Walker...more

Marriage Done Right

Good evening everyone:I am looking forward to the next several weeks with great and seldom contained exuberance! I can't stop smiling. In fact, I'm smiling so much my cheeks hurt.I'm getting married - again - and I'm over the moon with excitement!Looking back on my previous wedding(s) (yes I've been married more than once before) I can't remember ever being this excited, happy, at peace, and in love. As I thought about this, I tried to figure out why and came to the following conclusions:...more

10 Things You Don't Do When Your Husband Cheats

There is nothing so terrifying in a married woman’s life than the threat of an unfaithful spouse.  Why?...more

Can You Be BFFs with the Opposite Sex?

As the guy on the TV screen wrestled with his uncooperative bowtie, he looked in the mirror toward the barrier a few feet behind him, where his best friend was busy putting on her dress....more

How to cope up with boredom after marriage

I am a typical Indian middle classed women who did my studies in United states ..I had lots of independence ,friends ,roommates,fun,joy during my stay in united states..I thought I can go ack to India once my loans are cleared but I got married to my neighbour who resides in United states ..Like every other girl I had dreams about my wedding ..I did spend all three years of spending on my marraige ...My husbands family didnt spend a penny on our wedding and said that its the girl family who will bear the wedding expenses ..I am okay with that because I thought I give a damn to money as long...more