My husband and I were sitting in bed at the end of the day a few months ago when my teenage son walked in and asked out of nowhere, “Mom, I have a question. What weapons do you have that you think you use against dad?” My clarifying, “You mean besides my mouth?” was overshadowed […]Read More Them’s Fighting Words: Marital Disarmament as a Noble New Year’s Resolution
I’ve written before about the “Nail in the Forehead,” video. I acknowledge that it is a humorous depiction of the way genders stereotypically interact around emotional distress, but the clip is reductive and overly simplistic, and misses a crucial element in real couple interactions. That element is emotional attunement. In the clip, the male partner is […]Read More Emotional Attunement and the Final Frontier
Last year while my husband and I were vacationing with another couple, I had one of those vicarious déjà vu moments. My friend, her husband and I were waiting for an elevator, and as it opened, I smelled something sulfurous, reminiscent of a diesel engine. Although it smelled vaguely of machinery to me, as the […]Read More What’s That Smell? The Magnifi-Scent Marriage
This may be one of my favorite date night boxes yet! My husband and I opened the box we received from Crated with Love and found various materials for not just one date, but for at least a month’s worth of potential dates. I really like this company and will be ordering from them again. This […]Read More Crated with Love: A Small Date Box with a Big Punch
OK, y’all know I’ve been trying out date night box subscriptions in time for Valentine’s Day, and I’m excited to tell you about Datelivery, where for the cost of shipping, you can order a sample date box, which is a smaller version of their regular date box. This is some of what the box includes: […]Read More Valentine’s Day Idea: Order a Free Sample Date Night Box with Datelivery
My favorite holiday is just around the corner! This would be a unique and easy gift! I loved loved loved The Modern Love Box. The creators are a husband/wife team who recognize the importance of introducing novelty and the unexpected into a relationship, given that one of them is a relationship therapist who runs a private […]Read More A Great Idea for Valentine’s Day: Modern Love Box!
I’m writing about another excellent marriage date night subscription box company: The Modern Love Box. This box was slightly more expensive than the box I previously reviewed, but totally worth it. The creators are a husband/wife team who recognize the importance of introducing novelty and the unexpected into a relationship, given that one of them is […]Read More Marriage Subscription Box Reviews 2018: Modern Love Box