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“Love and Respect”

Two or three weeks ago, he asked me to please read “Love and Respect.” I said, okay.  So I’ve been reading, or rather, trying to read “Love and Respect.” It’s kind of hard to read. It seems to come from … Continue reading

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here’s one…

Scene:  At night, in bed.  He has been moody, huffy, kind of slamming things a little, all evening. I can tell he is upset, but he hasn’t said anything.  Finally… Me:  Do you want to tell me what is bothering … Continue reading

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enough?

He gave me grocery money. He made dinner. He brought in the groceries when I came home. He bought a fan book for me that he thought I would like about my favorite TV show. He offered to put liniment … Continue reading

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Emotionally Strong: Is It Always a Good Thing?

The following post was written by educator and psychotherapist Kristin Barton Cuthriell, author of The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life.   You can read the original post here. Emotionally strong people don’t cry. They don’t get their … Continue reading

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pity party

I feel so angry and frustrated. I feel like I want too much. So many people talk about the importance of gratitude and then I feel terrible because I am not more thankful. I hate myself for wanting a house … Continue reading

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“The Snowball Effect”

There is a book that I have been planning to get. It’s called “The Snowball Effect: How To Build Positive Momentum in Your Life” by Kristin Barton Cuthriell.  I’ve followed her blog (The Snowball Effect) for quite awhile now (a … Continue reading

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quite a conversation

Last night, he asked me if our older daughter had found a job for the summer. I told him that I didn’t care to discuss her with him. He asked why not. I said because he wasn’t a daddy to … Continue reading

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Dear anonyman,

Thank you for your comment on a previous post.  I appreciate your honesty. Don’t be afraid for being male!  Throughout my whole life, my favorite people have been male.  I hope my blog does not come across as male-bashing because … Continue reading

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Yet another conversation…

So last night after dinner, he asked if he could have some of my time that evening.  I asked him, what for.  He said, so we could do something out of the “How We Love” book.   He said he would … Continue reading

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Getting help

If you are married to a Passive Aggressive man, you are probably co-dependent.   Fact. We are the kind of people passive aggressive men seek out to be with. So, how do we get healthy so we won’t be involved in … Continue reading

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