Tag Archives: Marriage

That Other Couple

We’ve all seen them. That older couple. Not the one holding hands, smiling politely at each other, silently enjoying a restaurant meal, reflecting on a lifetime of memories. That other couple. Growling, snarling, critical, impatient, angry, exhausted. I witnessed one of those couples recently … Continue reading

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Dear Bride

You were nervous as you walked down the aisle, normal for a young bride. But you knew, there was more to it. You had resisted from the first mention of marriage. This was a college romance. You were meant to … Continue reading

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Making the Coffee

It’s a simple ritual. Fill pot with water. Insert paper filter. Measure coffee grounds. It doesn’t take a team of two. Yet, somehow, it does. Since my husband retired, we have been setting up the coffee pot for the next … Continue reading

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Pam could cook. The oldest of ten, she saw it done well; homemade, quality ingredients, massive quantities. She married young. Joe was special; smart, funny, motivated. They shared values, life goals, interests, mutual attraction. Love came easily, a perfect match. One month into … Continue reading

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At Seventeen

“I learned the truth at seventeen; That love was meant for beauty queens; And high school girls with clear skin smiles Who married young and then retired.” Such a brilliant and hauntingly beautiful song. I hadn’t heard it for a … Continue reading

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