The institution of marriage is a funny thing. When I was growing up, most of my family, which included my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, were married, with nary a divorce in sight. It seemed that half of my friends parents were still married and the other half, part of a statistic. I don't know if they were all happy, but they remained together. I thought my parents fought a lot and wondered why they didn't get divorced, as they seemed miserable together. But marrie
As little girls we may have dreamed about marriage but really we probably were just dreaming about the wedding. Planning our dress, our bridesmaids dresses, the cake, etc. Marriage, ah well, that's something entirely different. An unknown. Whether you are religious or not, there are certainly concepts as to what is a marriage. And we enter into one with an idea of how it will "always" be. And then life happens. Buying homes, having children, changing jobs, growing older. I wo
Men and women are so damn different and I'm sure this frustrates both sexes. In many ways we are similar - we want to be happy, we want to have fun, we want to feel loved. It's how we go about achieving these things that makes the difference. A man and a woman share some time together. They both really enjoy this time and say they want to do it again. Then, BAM!, he disappears without a trace and she's left wondering WTF! Was it my imagination that we were having a good time?
Vulnerability is such a "buzz" word these days within the spiritual, enlightened, mindfulness world that I prefer to dwell in. I like to believe that I allow myself to be vulnerable most of the time. That I am willing to put myself out there for others to see and not be afraid of their reaction to me. I like to believe that I am an empath and can intuit other people's feelings without them saying a word. And I do believe these things. However, recently I behaved in a way that
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