If the Olympic games offered nagging as a competitive sport, my mother would take the gold, silver and bronze. I never wanted to be like my mother, and I consciously chose to be as un-nag-like as possible in all my relationships. And when I got married, I let a lot of things happen that I didn't necessarily want to happen, simply because I was too afraid to speak up. I have learned the hard way that marriage is all about communication and without it, well, it's just a matter of time before someone asks for a divorce...if they can get up the nerve to actually ask for one.
We shared a mutual attraction, the same sense of humor. But as I imagined a future with him, he lived for instant gratification. He wasn't open to falling in love. He was just passing through. And you know what? I wasn't falling in love with him either. I was simply in love with the idea of love. And that's a dangerous trap.
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Trapeze artists might be some of the bravest people in the world, but they're also among the most vulnerable. Tremendous trust—in themselves, other people, and the universe—is necessary to be able to climb up a 25-foot ladder, grab onto a thin bar, and jump. Relationships have always been my trapeze bars.
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Because I want to stay happily married and give our three-year-old son the kind of joyful home I didn't have while I was growing up, I put my marriage first. That's right. My husband comes before anyone else in my life, including my beloved child.
Batteries line the kitchen counter next to several flashlights. My husband, Jim, places several matchbooks in my hand in an act of love, instructing me to use them sparingly over the next 24 hours that he'll be gone, then kisses my forehead and makes his way out the front door. A severe storm is on its way, but none of us have any idea what Hurricane Sandy has in store for us.
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Last June, my husband and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. Last June, we celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. We're happier together now than we were on our wedding day, but that doesn't mean that life has been perfect...or even easy. We've had plenty of setbacks over the years, from soul-crushing jobs to my miscarriage last August. But we've managed to stick it out, thanks to our commitment—and some important lessons from people who love us.
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