To celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary, Doug and I attended a marriage retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since it's almost February, the month of love, I'm going to do you all the favor of sharing some of what we learned. Matt Townsend, a popular relationship, and life coach from Utah was the instructor, and he… Continue reading Marriage Retreat Wisdom
Being a Libra, I am nothing if not fair. I like my scales balanced. I recently had some blogging fun at Doug's expense by writing about a few things he says that I don't like. I'm keenly aware that there are things I say (and do) that Doug doesn't like. Here are a few: I… Continue reading Fair is Fair
Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' Modern Love column has read about 50,000 essays on love, and written a book called Love Illuminated -- Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject about what he's learned. When Jones talked to Katie Couric about the book, she said she thinks if you want to find someone, you… Continue reading Love Illuminated
Let me start by confessing that I am not the most romantic woman in the world. When Sara was a little girl, she called me “pathetic” because I couldn’t think of anything romantic to give Doug for Valentines. I guess she thought my red toolbox didn't cut it. I am a practical gift giver. I… Continue reading How Do I Love Thee?
When Doug and I were dating he was doing a lot of professional work involving the Myers Briggs personality type test -- a test that determines your personality preferences.