divorce
Whoever said three times was a charm was high or delusional.
feminism
Acts of self-naming seem more than reasonable -- they’re self-affirming, somewhat instinctive and protective. They show an ownership of one’s own narrative. They make complete sense to me.
marriage
The feeling in the courthouse was of generosity, selfless love. I've never wanted to hug so many strangers.
kids
Protecting grown-up time may be the best thing you can do for your children.
travel
Was I really going to uproot my whole life for this man and this place?
online dating
chronic fatigue syndrome
I feel a tremendous amount of guilt around how he married a lively, chatty, funny woman who was always on, always planning the next adventure and now he’s my carer.
marriage
What if I don't want my new name to sound like a paint color, huh?
marriage
weddings
I unsubscribed to The Knot's wedding planner app when it alerted me that I had not "started a fitness routine to get in shape for the wedding."
weddings
It's getting crazy out there. SPECIAL BONUS!! Other random things that can be bothersome when attending other people's weddings (especially as a single lady).
military
Military marriages go through deployments, incredibly long work days and even mental health problems like PTSD, yet they still manage to last just as often as civilian ones.
dating
I would get a boyfriend, and she would say, simply by eyeing the dude’s Facebook page, “He’s not right for you.”
engagement
An heirloom ring is family tradition -- my dad proposed to my mom with his skull-and-crossbones class ring, and it was the coolest thing in the world.
ableism
If the state can make decisions about where you can live and potentially withhold aid or restrict access to your spouse, that threatens your civil liberties and personal freedoms.
sex
I had two choices: Break up with John and lose Drew or stay with John and at the very least, grow a friendship with this man that had me feeling like I was going to throw up, in a good way.
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Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00pm | 171 comments

wedding dresses
In preparing for the happiest day of my life, I had to face what made it so sad.
blindness
Nervous for the upcoming date, I confided in a friend. She asked me how he would know if I was attractive.
facebook
engagement
I met the man of my dreams, but people only care about the size of my rock.
sex sex sex and love
I’ve never been good at guessing the end of books and movies. I guess I’m just not the kind of person who sees things coming.
rachelle friedman