My son had an interesting day at school yesterday. He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work. They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing. Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)
With human contact, comes human stories. Between personal friends and posts made here, I have listened to and read about some difficult journeys in regards to relationships over the last few months. Some are right-smack in the middle of it. Some are in the bitter or angry stage. For some, time has dulled the pain … More Who would you be if?
“A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?” 1. Why do you choose to stay in a relationship that you have clearly stated you’re unhappy in? 2. You seem to have clear beliefs on living life, do you think you follow those … More Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.
The Top Five of what makes me happy. The latest Weekly Challenge is list writing. A great idea that I thought would come fairly easy. I had quite a few ideas, but when I started, my lists were fizzling out by number three or they just felt forced. Not a good sign; however, one thing … More What makes you happy?
My neighborhood block has untold stories. Maybe this was really one of them… We were probably going to have to cut it down. The roots were pushing up the land and making it difficult to cultivate. My father said it would make for good firewood in the winter, but he knew my connection and would … More The Oak Tree (Blog Your Block Writing Challenge)
I am not sure how much more I can take. Today is our anniversary. Much like the three before it, we fought. I went rock climbing once in Alaska. I had on a harness, I was connected to ropes, and a person at the bottom was there to tighten the rope should I slip or … More Holding on
“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince So, there I was on a runaway train. I contemplated often on how to get out of my situation. The thought to leave my husband never really … More Fear Becomes Me, Part One