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honestly

The Myth of the Beverly Hills Housewife

I was the shy girl with second-hand clothes, permed bangs, big plastic glasses and braces. I was chased around the playground for eating jam and cheese sandwiches and soon I stopped eating altogether, because the girls were all so pretty and skinny and boys seemed to like that. read more

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Building Trust with the In-Laws

Melding into another family is just plain hard. You meet a man you love and sometimes loving the people who raised and grew up with him is natural and easy. And sometimes it’s just the opposite, uncomfortable and even painful. read more

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Why Suffering is Key to a Successful Marriage

I find it hard to share anything, period. I find it hard to share my closet, my bed, my heart, because I’ve been hurt too many times and I’m scared of pain. I’m scared of being let down by someone, and I’m scared of suffering. read more

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Circle of Trust

Whether the circle be abundant or sparse, relationships provide context for life. It’s where we experience love, humor, anger, grace, purpose, pain. Without relationships, we wouldn’t experience life. This is March’s theme on Hello, Darling: relationships. read more