We Got Married to Drive Each Other Crazy

We Got Married to Drive Each Other CrazyOriginally posted on http://www.myhousefullofboys.com/we-got-married-to-drive-each-other-crazy/ Please tell me that you and your spouse have these constant battles?? (and yes, I am the offender on several of these)...more

11 'Right' Reasons to Get Married

This is a very important question and sadly, I don't think many people actually ask themselves this question until it's too late. Lets talk about the "right" reasons to get married:...more
VickiLarson I agree, making any type of commitment is a very personal choice.  Sadly, many ...more

Blue Jeans Without the Bling...

I met my favorite farmer at a Dartmouth College fraternity party more than 22 years ago. No matter how many times they hear it, my daughters love listening to the story....more

I Think of First Marriages As 'Rough Drafts'

I can never help crying when a bride is coming down the aisle. Mostly, I cry because I'm shallow—nothing makes me happier than seeing the results of a woman spending anywhere from months to years on the way she's gonna look for one fleeting afternoon. ...more
I think that list was meant to be humorous, but it just comes across as bitter and sad. What she ...more

Being Sorry is Much More Than Just Saying "Sorry"

"No apologies necessary."I’ve said it a million times and I’ve usually meant it. When it comes to my husband, though, I would not only like an apology, but also some token of his remorse. His “I’m sorry you feel that way” is a pathetic attempt at placating me. So buck up, bud....more
rosalie.rotenberg  Rosie, I was this close to packing my bags and calling it a day on the ...more

I’m Muslim, But There's No Way My Husband Will Have a Second Wife

A lot of westerners have an image of a Muslim man as some rolley polley guy in a white maxi with a red scarf on his head married to several burqa-clad women who slave over him all day long. ...more

Dancing in the Rain [Poem with Painting]

After my blog post last night, I was still thinking about the painting and was moved to write a poem. Again, I’m not a great poet by any stretch of the imagination but I have fun with it and write what I feel. I hope you appreciate it....more

Who wouldn't want to bake my brother a cake?

I wish people would think about who they might hurt when they let loose their bigoted, repressive, cutting words on the world of Facebook. Real people read these words. Real people react with their real feelings. Their hurt feelings. Their feelings of despair. This goes out to all of my LGBTQ friends. I'm sorry for some of the shit you endure here. I'm sorry for some of the shit we all have to see here....more

What Happens After You Say 'I Do'?

Recently, my girlfriend and I were chatting about our kids and our husbands and she shared how she wished her marriage was as perfect as mine.  I was taken aback because my marriage is a lot of things, but perfect it is not!  If she knew me and my husband right after we were married, she certainly would not characterize my marriage as 'perfect'.During that first year, past relationship baggage and my idealistic expectations of what a husband is supposed to be, had us both wondering if tying the knot had been the right thing to do....more
The last line of this really is the most important part - being committed to each other will get ...more