How to Help Your Partner Understand Emotional Labor

How Can I Get My Husband/Partner To Understand Emotional Labor And Carry Some Of The Burden?   If men are more competent, assertive and higher achieving than women in the workplace, than they can be at home, too. There is no reason why your partner can’t help out with taking care of life. He is literally …

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Navigating Traditional Gender Roles: How Can I Make My Partner Understand Emotional Labor

What are traditional gender roles and how are they learned? When most people think of traditional gender roles, they might picture a “Leave It To Beaver” family with a stay-at-home wife who keeps a perfectly clean house and has dinner on the table when her husband gets home from work. Gender roles, are more complex …

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Relationship Advice from a Military Spouse

As a military spouse, I’m offering the best advice I’ve ever received regarding my relationship. Let me start with the elephant in the room: whoever told you that relationships should be easy lied. Relationships are hard. They take work, lots of work. Whether you live together or you’re living miles apart. It doesn’t matter if your other …

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Too Many Red Flags, But I am Stronger Now

Trigger Warning Animal Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse × Dismiss alert The man I met in college was supposed to be the man of my future happiness but I was wrong. In the first that we were dating, he was an amazing man. He cared deeply for everything I needed and was very …

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One Text Shaped My Whole Life

We met freshman year of high school. She was way out of my league and I never dreamed she would give me the time of day. She initially dated my friend which lead to us talking and texting. Then one day she just texted me that she loved me randomly. I was shocked and over …

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I remember every moment that made me fall in love with the man who one day would destroy my ease to love freely.

I met the man of my dreams when I was 20 years old, working at a casino as a barista. He was the epitome of tall, dark(tan) and handsome. It was love at first sight. He worked there too, at the steak house, as a server. I was a young girl, barely old enough to …

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Married at 18 and Divorced by 21

So I married my high school sweetheart. We met at 14 and dated all through high school. He joined the navy. We got married at 18 when he was at home on a break from boot camp/ school before he was stationed at Coronado Island in San Diego. He deployed while we were married for …

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After 25 years of a horrible marriage, I love myself now.

First I was married for 25 yrs. Most of it was unhappy. The relationship started great…then it was up and down forever. We started out living together 6 months into the relationship we were pregnant. I loved him but wasn’t sure if he was the “one”.  I wanted the baby, though. So many things pointed …

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Best Friends to Marriage to Divorce

When I was 15 years old, I met my future ex-husband. We became friends in high school and for over 5 years, he always playfully accused me of friend-zoning him. Eventually, I realized that I did have feelings for my best friend and we started to date. After a couple months, he decided that he …

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