The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage

When asked about the state of their union, people often feel like they have to defer to one of two responses: "It's all good," or, "It's over." Yet the reality is that most marriages spend much of their time between these two extremes. Where some things are good, some areas are taut with tension and … Continue reading The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage

How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

I remember that day vividly. My then-husband was in Brazil, supposedly on a work trip. I was at home and unable to reach him when he failed to return to Atlanta at the anticipated time. As the panic rose, I alternated between frantically looking for information on the internet (Was there a plane crash? A … Continue reading How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

Love Testing

Love testing. It's one of the reasons that teenagers are difficult to deal with. Before they take the leap out into the adult world, they want the security that comes from knowing that you love them unconditionally. Your words and prior actions are often not sufficient for these temperamental creatures. They want reassurances. They want … Continue reading Love Testing

An Open Letter to Those Who Have Been Ghosted by a Partner

I see you. I know that right now you're feeling insignificant and discarded. I see you standing there in utter shock, struggling to process how everything changed in an instant. The "before" and "after" alternately body slamming you with the brutal reality. I see you because I was you. I hear you. I know that … Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Who Have Been Ghosted by a Partner

8 Things That Cannot Wait Until Tomorrow

I used to promise myself that I would have fun as soon as the weekend arrived. And then, I would push it off until the summer. I even let it get to the point where I resigned myself to more work and little play until retirement. The timing was never quite right to let up … Continue reading 8 Things That Cannot Wait Until Tomorrow