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Being Honest About What I Really Want for Christmas

My husband is not a gift savvy person. Christmas is not a holiday he celebrated growing up. Gift hints go right over his head. One year I blogged about my Christmas wish list. The following year I sent him links, in an email, of gift ideas. I still didn’t manage to get through. read more

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What if you Married the Grinch?

Then I met my husband, who hates Christmas. In fact, he hates the entire month of December — mainly because of a father who nearly every year chose that month to be an abusive drunk. In the early years of our marriage, while I would decorate, he would commiserate. read more

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Courage to Stay Married

We kept our promise. For the last year we've said the hard and good things needing to be said. We don't live in the terse, loud silence anymore. We are us again. But us is irreparably changed, and today I'm so angry about it I can't stop crying on the highway. read more

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I See You

Most marriage advice typically follows two trendy patterns: a list so exhaustive it makes you want to cry, or a takeaway so neatly packaged you'd trust it as much as you'd trust a grimy gold-toothed salesman. read more

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10 Sexy Gift Ideas for Him

Ten fun and sexy gift ideas for your husband to put spark back into the dog days of summer. read more