Category Archives: Marriage

Confirmation bias – how our thoughts shape our reality and how we can use this to create a better life

Confirmation Bias: The tendency to search for, interpret, or remember information in a way that confirms what we already believe or think. We got to see an excellent example of confirmation bias last week in regards to the Covington Catholic High … Continue reading

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Lost

“Jon… don’t fuss at me… I think I’ve lost the debit card.” My husband is a patient man. When I forgot my camera battery before a trip to Florida, he drove thirty minutes out of his way to bring it … Continue reading

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The Law of Reciprocity

“Every action, thought and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect.  If we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the … Continue reading

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Thriving Because Of

. “The reality is that some spouses never change, and some marriages don’t get better.” – Charles and Michale Misja, Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage . I’ve come to the conclusion that all marital problems stem from one major flaw: … Continue reading

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“A” is for…

I draw the blade across my wrist, opening the cut again. I want it to be deep, the scarring permanent. I add more lines. The first had been a reminder. The next two would be an insignia. I physically carve … Continue reading

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The Great Divorce

I’ve mentioned that Jon and I have been going to marital counseling, trying to learn how to be kinder, more honest and loving with each other (and ourselves).  Over the last year, progress has been slow and somewhat unsteady and … Continue reading

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The Letter

During the weeks leading up to the fall feast days this year, I was anxious, irritable and dreading the celebrations. Jon sensed how upset I was and tried to do all he could to help but the fact remained that, … Continue reading

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