Relationships can be difficult. They can be beautiful and wonderful, sure, but damn can they be difficult. Sometimes, without even realizing it, we make them harder than they need to be. One of the ways we do that is by making our own problem – something only we can solve – the problem of our partner, too.
Here’s an example from my own life (since that’s what this site is all about, ya know). When my husband and I first started dating I was very insecure. I still don’t have very good self-esteem, but at the time it was completely non-existent. Over the years I have gained some, but it’s a daily battle.
I have somewhat of a confession: I hate myself more than I’ve ever hated anyone. I play it off pretty well, and although there are parts of myself that I like or am proud of, the majority of the time I just…hate myself.Read More »
I’m not a parent, but I do understand how difficult parenting is. I’m also aware that it’s not exactly popular for a non-parent to try to advise parents of anything. That said, I am not writing this as a parent, I am writing it as someone who was spoiled rotten and had to learn how to empathize the hard way. I’m writing it from the perspective of someone who knows what it’s like to look back on her actions in shame and guilt.Read More »
My husband and I have been together for almost 12 years. We started dating at the age of 16 and for the first seven years of our relationship we didn’t live together. This was more due to financial reasons than anything else, but we moved in together when we bought our house after our wedding.Read More »
It’s easy to take things for granted, especially when you see them as a duty. Just the same, it is easy to take people for granted, especially when you’re with them all the time. This is particularly true in a relationship; specifically a romantic one.Read More »
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