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A Loving Lasting Marriage

A Loving Lasting Marriage2012- My love story began 12 years ago in 2000. I would have never thought that I would still be so in “Love” but I am! Now our love has grown into a marriage and a family. As this year began and the clock struck 12 couples shared their first kiss of the year. At the same time I saw those who were alone on T.V. or saw their posts on Facebook that they are single and looking for love this year or even that they have given up on love....more

Is it possible to recover after infidelity?

18 months ago my husband of 10 years cheat on me with someone at his job. We had two children and a baby on the way. I found out through someone else and it took him an entire year to finally admit it to me. I was devastated. It not only rocked my marriage, but my self-worth, identity, even my ability to parent. I felt like I had failed and that caused him to stray. The difficulty was compounded by the fact that he had to return to his ship and deploy again, fortunately not with the same girl, but away and exposed to temptation none-the-less....more

Marriage in the Time of Home Renovation

The house was under renovation from the day I moved in four and a half years ago. If I am to believe the tales of my husband and stepdaughters, it has always been in some phase of improvement or other since shortly after it was purchased more than a decade and a half ago.Once, my younger stepdaughter asked her mother,"How can you stand the sound of constant hammering?"At this point, my husband Rob was re-siding the house, a project that technically isn't completed. His late wife was in the last months of her life. According to my stepdaughter, she replied serenely,...more

Being a young mother can really suck at times! Yep, I said it.

There is a girl out there tonight, celebrating her birthday with my daughter. She is just about as good a friend as a girl could want and my little girl has been really thankful to have such a great friend. She is a pretty young wife and mother who is the same age as I was when I became a mom. They have already gone to dinner and partied a bit, so my birthday gift to Miss Whitney is a bit of advice. So here it goes: Dear Whitney, ...more

More Insecurities

Gman has been wearing his ring. He tells me he loves me and that I’m just over reacting… it’s been known to happen.I know nothing could stop him if he really wanted to cheat - When we first started seeing each other, he was seeing two other women at the same time....more

The Decision

When my dad toasted hubby and me at our rehearsal dinner, he pointedly looked at each of us and said, "Love is a decision that you make each and every day."  At the time, I was so engrossed in the moment and celebrating with my family and friends that I did not really comprehend what he was saying, but years later, I am beginning to grasp its meaning.   To fully love another human being, you have to recognize that love is not just a feeling, it is a choice...more

Confession: Sometimes I Have No Clue About My Marriage

Sometimes I have no idea what I am doing in this marriage. I have been with my husband for over 7 years, married for less than one year, and this first year of marriage is totally kicking my ass. I thought that after so long, it would be fairly easy... that we would just continue on in the trend that we had established. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. ...more

Goodbye Hymen, Hello Hyphen

www.TheFeministBride.comEach generation has their heated issue when it comes to marriage.Once upon a time, it was imperative to maintain the virtue and innocence of a young woman (i.e.: the presence of her hymen) on her wedding night. In present times, the average age of sexually active women is 17. Therefore, contrary to the repressive sexual times of our predecessors, kids today are literally putting the sex in the sex-ed. Don’t know what a hymen is Susie? Statistically, it looks like you lost it well before you made it to that health class lesson. Where the social issue of the hymen eventually broke, there is a new age one that aims to unite – that is last names. Say hello to our little friend, the hyphen....more

Being somewhat traditional, I never thought about hyphenating my name however being the last in ...more