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“Do You Think We’ll Make It Another Year?”

The following is an anonymous guest post from a reader & new friend.
Last summer as our anniversary approached, my husband asked a question I did not expect, but could have predicted. With hope and an apparent need for affirmation,…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, the here year

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33 Ways to Make Our Marriages Happier (Part 2 of 3)

{Photo yesterday & today from the brilliant Philippe Cheng}
Yesterday, I shared my first eleven Ways to Make Our Marriages Happier and Lindsey shared her wonderful Here Year post The Habits of the Happily Married. I said it yesterday and…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, the here year

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33 Ways to Make Our Marriages Happier (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve been thinking about and writing about marriage for the past few weeks as part of my Here Year project. Truth is, I’ve been thinking and talking about marriage for far longer than this. Since the moment I met the…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, the here year, WRITING

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The Marriage-Children Paradox

I’ve been thinking about something. Two somethings, actually. Marriage and children. About how these two things are so intimately bound at this point for me, and for so many of us. We are in the trenches with three young girls…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, the here year

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Without a Net

This is a guest post from friend & writer Wendy Bradford.

We watch Dateline religiously. The spousal murders are our favorite stories. We sit next to each other on the sofa, giving sideways glances. “Can I get you something special…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, the here year

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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, the here year, The Home Front, Uncategorized, WRITING

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Why Do Married People Cheat?

Tonight I’m hosting author Jane Green for a Happier Hour literary salon in my home. Jane has penned many internationally bestselling novels and her latest bestseller Tempting Fate will be the focus of this evening’s conversation in the yellow room.…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, the here year

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“All of a sudden, everything was different.”

The following is a guest post from S, a reader and friend, who would like to remain anonymous at this point. 
When there was only silence where there should have been a heartbeat I was alone in the exam room,…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front, Uncategorized

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The Best Thing I’ve Done For My Marriage?

It was a Saturday night. We went downtown for a late dinner. It was a nice night so we sat outside. The restaurant we picked was part of a super trendy hotel. As we nibbled on kale salad and artichoke…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, The Fam, the here year

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The Marriage & Sex Question

I’ve been writing and thinking lots about marriage. I’ve been collecting and sharing your stories. I’ve been asking questions on Facebook, even marginally daring ones. The other day, I asked:
How important is sex to a marriage?
A) Hugely
B)…

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