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Not Perfect

Today I write to you about perfection. There is no such thing as perfect. When you look at your partner and focus on the shortcomings and imperfections and blame your partner for not living up to your expectations, you are not creating a union. It is in each other’s imperfections that we find love. Personally, […]

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Manners

My best friend and I had a discussion about manners. What she said was true and she challenged me to write about this. Manners are about respect. Period. I am not writing to you today about which fork to use or how you should load a dishwasher. I am writing to you today about a […]

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Letting Your Partner Help

My dear husband Ray had lived alone for many years. He was used to his life being a certain way. When I came into his life and his world, he wanted to make sure that I understood that he could take care of himself perfectly fine. He went on to explain that he could do […]

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For the Love of Food

Hey there! I have been speaking about some very serious topics for the past weeks but today it is about fun and food! I absolutely have a passion for food. I live to cook and learn new dishes to present to my husband and family. Food has been a passion of mine since I was […]

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For the Love of Family

Family takes so many forms. This blog is not about how or what your family looks like. This blog is about the importance of having one. Relationships are messy. Families are messy. Why? Because we are humans on this earth living a human experience. We need our families to help us to learn what I […]

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Disgusted, Disillusioned and Disheartened

This is one of the toughest topics I have ever written about. Sometimes in a relationship there are feelings like this. This is a point of exasperation. When a couple does not have the answers to this or strategies and tools to make their relationship work, then sometimes they are caught up in these three […]

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Cuddling

One of the greatest gifts of being in a loving relationship is cuddling. This intimacy cannot be replaced. We need that time for intimacy, touch and comfort. Each and every one of us needs cuddling. It is not a male or female issue. It is a human issue. We are born needing human touch and […]

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Vacation and Traveling

When my husband and I were first dating, he took me on a trip with him. He later told me that he wanted to see if we could travel well together. He had had an experience or two with other people that did not travel well and it wasn’t a pleasant experience for him. Not […]

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In Sickness and In Health

Today my blog is from my own heart. I recently had a medical scare. I will be just fine. What I learned from this scare is how absolutely important your partner and your valued loved ones are to you. We are not always healthy. We are humans and things can and do go wrong with […]

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Who Are You?

This question has been posed throughout time. As long as humanity has been on this earth, we have asked ourselves this question more often than any other question. Who am I? How is this important to my relationship with my loved ones? Why do I need to define this? If you are asking these questions […]