My husband Patrick is practically a saint. But I’ve noticed some areas lately that have me worried he is slipping. I’m sure you’ll agree with me when you read this.
Patrick and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. How did it all begin? I credit Jay Leno and the YMCA
Immediately following the death of our dog, Zoe, we took respite at a local restaurant. We couldn’t bear to face the emptiness of our dog-less home. We weren’t hungry, and reassured the server that our tears and poor intake were not from dissatisfaction with the food. She said she had recently made the gut-wrenching decision to re-home her dog, and understood our […]
After 24 years of marriage, my husband Patrick did something I’m not sure I can forgive. This will surprise anyone who knows him, since he is almost a saint. He is kind, patient, and always willing to sprint the extra marital mile to make me happy. What could he possibly have done that is unforgivable? […]
Wedding anniversaries have symbols to commemorate each year of matrimony, and serve as a gift-giving guide. Think of anniversary gifts as presents that contribute to your spouse’s continued presence. These traditional symbols may have made sense for my parents’ generation when they married young, and were too poor to split up. But what are the chances […]
Remember the book ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Dr. Gary Chapman? While working as a marriage counselor, he identified a simple cause of many troubled marriages: people were speaking different love languages. I believe I have discovered a sixth love language that is also critical to the success of a marriage or long-term relationship. The sixth […]
Patrick and I went to Pittsburgh and not just because it is home to “The World’s Favorite Ketchup,” although that was a nice bonus. We attended the lovely wedding of these two radiant brides. We had a smooth flight to Pittsburgh and I wrote a few tweets about our experience. Everyone's butt is at nose […]
Motherhood. Erma Bombeck called it the world’s second oldest profession. It’s on everyone’s mind in May thanks to Hallmark and retail establishments. And today I am celebrating the 33rd anniversary of my entry into the ‘hood. Guess you know what this means. It’s my son’s birthday and HE is getting old! I have some shallow reflections about this […]
A few weeks ago Patrick and I had a visit with our two adorable shallow grandsons. I remember exactly when it was because it was the day we both came down with “50 Shades of Green.” We bought a new toy for the SGS (shallow grandsons) and Shallow Grandson #1 (SG1) was especially thrilled with it. He immediately claimed it […]
Are you mired in a deep relationship that could use some less intensity? Take some tips from Patrick and me about how to we’ve kept our relationship shallow.