Diary of a Marriage

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Diary of a Marriage: All Good Things Must Come to an End.

Almost exactly three years ago I waltzed into the office of my colleague, Carrie, who also happens to be a dear friend. (And the editor […]

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Diary of a Marriage: On Love, Compromise, Honeymoons, and Pearl Jam

Last month, J. and I were on the El in Chicago, feeling very proud of ourselves. We’d gotten up somewhat early, muddled our way through […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Our Fifth Anniversary

It’s 11:23 on Wednesday night and I’m sitting up in bed, panicking. Our wedding anniversary is coming up soon—like, in two days—and this is what […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Me, My Husband, and the Neighbors

To say that I have a storied relationship with my neighbors is an understatement. It started, if I think about it, back in middle school […]

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Diary of a Marriage: My Husband and I Have Very Different Vacation Styles

It was during our honeymoon that I realized that J. and I have very different definitions of ‘vacation.’ We were at a posh Hawaiian resort, […]

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Diary of a Marriage: The Things I Won’t Do In Front Of My Husband

When I was younger, my mother said to me about marriage: “Always keep some mystery.” She might have been talking about any number of things, […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Do I Rely On My Husband—or Completely Depend On Him?

Last Friday morning, I was driving down I-95, steering with a knee while simultaneously gulping coffee and putting on mascara, when I saw the flashing […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Finding Time in My Schedule For … My Husband

A few weeks ago I found myself sitting across from J., trying to schedule a date night. He was frowning at the calendar on his […]

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Diary of a Marriage: That Time I Punched My Husband In The Face (And Other Tales of Co-Sleeping)

Last week, I was in an office, talking to a co-worker. He was standing in front of a window and the sun beaming in made […]

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Diary of a Marriage: How I Felt When I Met My Husband’s Ex

I think that there are two groups of people in this world: those who can be friends with an ex, and those who can’t. I […]

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Diary of a Marriage: This Is How I Need You to Motive Me

My husband is the embodiment of motivation. He’s pretty much a walking cheerleader, healthy and fit and smiling (smiling!) as he drives to the gym. […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Sweet Spousal Revenge

It was stupid, I knew it, but I was irritated with J. and I just wanted the bag of frozen broccoli to explode in the […]

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Diary of a Marriage: The One Thing My Husband Will Not Do For Me

It seems that, in every relationship, there is a sticking point. A weird, niggling annoyance, like a stubborn hangnail or a splinter. A very big, […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Husbands vs. Wives: The Packing Wars

We were standing at our gate in the airport, waiting for our boarding group to be called, and we were nervous. “That guy over there […]

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Diary of a Marriage: Is It OK to Tell Your Spouse When You Find Someone Attractive?

When a non-chain opens up in our tiny town in the ’burbs, it’s news. After all, we live in the land of T.G.I. Friday’s and […]