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He Said / She Said – Meet the Parents

He Said When I was dating my now wife, inevitably there came a time when I had to meet her parents. Her parents are divorced which meant I had to meet two different sets at two different times. Let me replay the meeting of her dad. My future wife had just told me, “I’m falling… Continue reading He Said / She Said – Meet the Parents

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Ties That Bind

The next morning was Thanksgiving and I got up early to get the cooking started.  As I made my coffee, buttered the bird, chopped, sautéed and minced; I watched my phone.  I watched for it to “bing”” with Dimples on the other end.  I knew he would not text me after what had transpired last… Continue reading Ties That Bind

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He Said / She Said – Laws of Attraction

He Said A few years ago, I overheard a conversation going on between my physical therapist and another gentleman discussing the appeal of a woman on television. The gentleman said you may have heard the expression, “Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes down to the friggin’ bone!” It was hilarious because here was this… Continue reading He Said / She Said – Laws of Attraction

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Valentine’s Day – A Letter to My Heart

Valentine’s Day.  The day of love.  The day that you and your sweetheart rekindle your love, have quality time together and bring back to the surface all the reasons why you are in love with each other in the first place.  I call bullshit! Dear Tiny Heart of Mine, There is not just one day designated to matters… Continue reading Valentine’s Day – A Letter to My Heart

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Freedom Friday – Make Yourself a Priority

There’s a lot to be said for equality in a relationship. And compromise. And discussion. And understanding. But all of these are grounded in mutual respect, and that element must come first. Mutual respect in relationships means having conversations about plans – not making them on the fly without consultation when they involve the other… Continue reading Freedom Friday – Make Yourself a Priority

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Family Ties

Dimples veered off the highway onto an exit towards the restaurant and I was so upset.  Upset that he didn’t realize how important just some quality time with him was to me, upset that he basically kidnapped me to take me to his mother’s house without really telling me what his plan was and upset… Continue reading Family Ties

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Troubled Times

The next few days I was having a very hard time at home.  This was the period of troubled times in my house.  I had had a headache for what felt like eternity, but it was probably a little over a week.  It was like a sinus headache and a migraine all rolled up into… Continue reading Troubled Times