Jan 13 2020

My husband and I lived in a tiny studio apartment together for our first 7 years of marriage. Then just last year we moved into a house, and we each now have our own room apart from our shared bedroom. That is absolutely the best thing to happen to our marriage since falling in love. The rooms are on opposite sides of Read more

Dec 3 2019

I have wondered why folks seem to not like decorating (inside and out), and I realized the answer is usually young children. I have none, so for me it’s just wine because I like wine. I got this “Toffee Buttermint” stuff from Aldi that is RIDICULOUS, it’s like a slightly less alcoholic minty Bailey’s. In the wine Read more

Dec 2 2019

I know it will never happen, but wouldn’t it be great to see a video Christmas card of a first spouse decorating the house like I decorate the house: drunk, in sweats and unwashed hair, screaming random lyrics/instrumental riffs to songs as they play, crying over ornaments, yelling about how much I love Christmas at Read more

Nov 1 2019

I’ve been commenting sporadically (under a couple handles) but reading daily for 10 years. Once I got #COTD for saying my mom told me IUDs cause spontaneous abortions, and that Spontaneous Abortions is the name of my all-girl punk rock group. It was here that I discovered I was not the only little religious pre-teen

Oct 25 2019

I finally figured out what the hat reminds me of. It’s an upside-down eye mask combined with the type of corporate headquarters sculpture one finds in the middle of a very shallow fountain. 

Oct 22 2019

Thank you SO much!!! Not only for the recipe but just this convo has been really wonderful. It’s great to connect with folks over this shared experience but especially wonderful to learn about ways other people are dealing with it that work for them. I am very grateful for all this knowledge you’ve shared with me. <3 Read more

Oct 21 2019

I love that you’ve found so many great ways to help yourself & your family!! And I totally hear you on having a backup plan. A lot of your suggestions are not ones I’ve heard before so I really appreciate you sharing! Read more

Oct 14 2019

Ugh I’m sorry to hear that! I definitely anticipated a long process of finding the right meds for me, but seem to have struck gold on the first shot with Lex. I do not take it for granted, and I hope it lasts! I hope you find something that works for you too. <3

Oct 10 2019

Their strategy seems counterintuitive. If they were really wanting to contribute to a meaningful conversation about mental health, is “Optimism” really the best key word? It’s very “Just cheer up, you sad sap! Just think positive!” Read more

Aug 21 2019

Oh do I ever feel you on this. My husband had no contact with his Mom (who maybe wasn’t a narcissist but would never miss an opportunity to tell my husband that he was the biggest disappointment of her life) for years until his amazing sister died. Then I had to split caretaker duties with his niece, and it wasn’t Read more

Aug 2 2019

Some people on antidepressants aren’t even depressed, they have Generalized Anxiety Disorder or another panic disorder like me. Read more