My husband and I dated for a few years before we got married, living in separate households and reveling in the excitement of coming together every weekend. We’d both been married before, and were now living as divorced single parents. I longed for the time when we could finally blend our households and things could become much simpler. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening.
Taking a marriage hiatus
A few weeks ago, I was in a bad place. My mood was totally foul, my patience thin, and everyone was in my way. At the time, I knew that there were several culprits to blame for my negativity. I was feeling pulled in all direction on how to go about marketing my book while... Continue Reading →
What I bring to the table.
“Your writing is so amazing,” Shawn told me, coming downstairs after spending an hour with the rough draft of my novel he’s been proofreading for the past several days. “I can see that you’ve taken some of the suggestions I’ve given you and grown as a writer.” He meant it as a compliment. And I... Continue Reading →
This article also prints in the Find It section of the Press Democrat on Friday, October 19. by Crissi Langwell My boss came up to me a couple weeks ago and congratulated me on a full six years working for The Press Democrat, mentioning all the departments I’ve worked in on my way to where... Continue Reading →
Dating your spouse
This article will publish in the Press Democrat on Friday, September 21. In a few weeks I will be getting married to Mr. W. The last year of our engagement has passed rapidly, but the last few months have been a whirlwind as we’ve crossed things off our list of things to do before the... Continue Reading →
Losing my inhibition
Yesterday we had our third premarital counseling session in which we went over personality traits I possess based on a test I took. The test was eerily right on, indicating to my pastor that I had undergone trauma in my life (abuse, stillbirth) and still possessed a few inner scars from that. There wasn't much... Continue Reading →
Blending a family
Being sexy, raising kids
Is divorce the worst thing you can do to your children, save for dating after divorce? One person thinks so... (read the article...)
Conquering the divided front
After kids enter the marriage, it's easy for the romance to go to the wayside, and for even the most devoted husband and wife to forget how in love they used to be. But does it have to be that way? (read the post...)