Tag Archives: family

Of course I’m the problem!

In an effort to belittle me someone said to me one day, “Your in-laws hate you and you speak to only a handful of your own family members. Haven’t you considered that you’re the common denominator here and that the problem … Continue reading

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Take a bow, my friends! *clapping loudly with love*

This post (and every post, really) is dedicated to the people in my life that consistently show me every single day of the year what it means to be a caring and loving human being. I love my family! You … Continue reading

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just one little old rock

For years I have shared advice to help you find your voice and use it. I have encouraged you to share your stories of abuse, so that others can learn from your experiences and all of us can begin to … Continue reading

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Counting calories. Counting blessings.

When I first started living together with my husband before we were married he took me to meet his father. I was excited to make the trip and was looking forward to creating a lasting bond with the man. Little … Continue reading

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aren’t you tired yet?

It must be exhausting to be you. The ups are way up there and the downs are so low. You’re always telling me how awful your life is, and yet you do nothing to make improvements. You can never pick … Continue reading

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Dear New Friend,

  Dear New Friend, Well, we are a year or more into our fledgling new friendship and I have laughed uproariously, smiled until my face cracked, hung out and did nothing, but hang out, dined, swam, gardened, shopped and chatted … Continue reading

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dying to win Death’s Jackpot

  I think one of the sleaziest declarations a person can make to a loved one is “I’m cutting you out of my Will!” or “I’m going to disinherit you!” or “When I die you’ll get NOTHING!” or the latest in a long line … Continue reading

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