Music lyrics often talk about how great love is and it is great, most of the time. Sometimes external influences will blind us into believing that if our relationships aren’t like those detailed in the songs or movies then it isn’t love. No one ever tells you that you can fall in and out of love with the same person, or that romance is something you have to work at every single day of your marriage. The stresses of everyday life can become burdensome on a relationship and when there’s bills to pay, children to take care of, and work to do it can leave you feeling exhausted, unappreciated, and even resentful causing one to feel as if they want out of that loving relationship they were once in. Continue reading How Cancer Saved My Marriage
Everyone warns you that marriage isn’t easy, but when you’re in the romantic stage of love that’s the farthest thing from your mind. You’re not thinking about how he calls his mother two to three times a day to “check in” which at the time you think is cute, but will make you turn into a raging lunatic reminiscent of the Exorcist foaming at the mouth and head spinning, five years down the road. Or how your ambitious go-getter attitude and dedicated work ethic that he initially found so sexy turns into resentment and jealousy later on. Or how opening a joint bank account turns into the Spanish Inquisition whenever you spend or withdraw money. There are so many things that factor into a marriage, many of which you have no clue about until you are in the throes of it. Continue reading One thing I know for sure, marriage is hard!
There’s something about being with someone that makes us feel complete. This is why most of us spend our lives searching for “the one”. However, once you’ve found the one how do you make sure the marriage lasts so that you don’t end up another statistic? Every relationship is different and there’s not a one size fits all approach for having a successful marriage, after … Continue reading The 4 Key Elements to a Successful Marriage
I’m sitting here listening to Maxwell’s sexy new album BLACKsummer’s night and as I listen to him sing about love I’m wondering does happily ever after really exist? Continue reading How Cancer Saved My Marriage
For some reason unbeknownst to me, the dynamics of a relationship change once you’re married. What negotiation techniques do you use with your significant other to get them to do what you want? Continue reading Visit to my Sister’s House: (Part 2: Okay Papi?!?!)
The desire to love and be loved is an innate feeling that lies within all of us. From the moment we enter the world we seek comfort in the arms of our mothers; as we get older and enter our school age years we seek acceptance from our peers and once we become young adults we long to experience our “first” loves. This is all … Continue reading When It Comes To Finding Love, Are We Our Own Worst Enemies???
How do you get over losing your dream? When all that you’ve worked for is ripped at the seams. How do you pick up the pieces and start over new? When being together was all that you knew. How do you almost have it all and then let it slip away? And all that you’ve worked for is gone in one day. This wasn’t how … Continue reading Broken Dreams