Category Archives: Marriage

Things I’ve Heard

Things I’ve heard about marriage from well-meaning, but dead-wrong members of the LDS faith*: People who don’t get married in an LDS temple don’t look happy after the ceremony; LGBTQ people just want to get married for the legal benefits; … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do: Sleep In Cheap Motels

This might be a new series. Because sometimes I look at so many pretty pictures of happy couples doing happy things that I get confused about how to actually be part of a happy couple. Happy is not always pretty. … Continue reading

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Social Media Queen

I’m up late tonight working and trying to figure out Google+.  The air in my third-floor apartment is oppressive.  This morning I watched the rain rage wildly from my skyscraper office, but the heat still hasn’t broken, and the wide open window … Continue reading

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Flying Solo — Part II

Earlier this week I wrote about the thing that most scared me about marriage. Today I want to write about one of the things I most looked forward to: no more solo plane rides. We did holidays together when we … Continue reading

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This Post Needs More Glitter

This weekend was Chicago’s 42nd annual Pride Parade. Husband and I went. Not to make a political statement, but because we live in the heart of Chicago’s gay community and sort of had to. I mean, we had to walk the … Continue reading

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What Being Married Has Taught Me About Money

The good thing about marrying somebody you dated for five years is that you don’t spend a lot of time before the wedding worrying about surprises. That’s not to say there aren’t any — I’ve certainly learned a thing or … Continue reading

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Impossibly Hard

It can be impossibly hard not to judge somebody for making a choice you never would. Or, maybe withholding judgment isn’t that hard, but refraining from projecting your feelings about the choice onto them is. I recently found out that … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do

Almost all my life, I’ve had these ideas about Things Happy Couples Do. These things are mostly informed by books and movies and obsessively watching people pair off since fifth grade. They do not include things like going to movies … Continue reading

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Giving In

I dated this guy for a split second in college. Okay, maybe it was a month. No time at all, is the point. But because I was young and impressionable and I cared about what he thought, if only for … Continue reading

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Laundry Day

I was lucky enough to have a mom who washed my laundry all the way until I went to college. I don’t know why she did and I certainly wouldn’t have minded if she told me to do it myself, … Continue reading

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