Category Archives: Couplehood

The 9 Stages of Grieving the Brangelina Breakup

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce news is hitting me hard, yo. Longtime readers may remember that my second blog post ever was actually about Brangelina being “Carriage Before Marriage” just like me. Our weddings took place the same year. I pretty much assumed we’d all be planning a special trip together for our 10-year […]

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Dear Husband, Please Stop Getting Hotter

Dear Husband, I’m not trying to pick a fight, but there’s something you’ve been doing for a while now that really gets on my nerves, so I need to say something… You’ve been getting hotter. And it’s a problem. When we first got together seven years ago, you and I were roughly equal on the […]

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On a Scale from Tori Spelling to Never, When Do Most Women Want Postpartum Sex?


Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Or more accurately, sex after baby. A friend recently confided in me that after giving birth to her first child, she lost her sex drive for a long time.  She remembers sadly mourning her old friend, sex. “I’d always been a really sexual person,” she told me.  “And then it […]

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My Husband Thinks I’m a Hoarder

I’ll admit it—I’ve saved every letter written to me at sleepaway camp circa 1984. And all of my concert t-shirts. And my sixth grade sticker collection. And the satin unicorn with rainbow streamers that hung over my childhood bed. My husband, on the other hand, recently threw out a working humidifier because it looked “grungy.” […]

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Who Comes First–Your Husband, or Your Kids?

The other day, I found my husband engrossed in an article called “My Husband is the Perfect Dad–And it Almost Killed Our Marriage.” Nervously, he asked me to read it and tell him what I thought. It’s a story about a mom who deeply resented her husband for prioritizing their three kids over her. Though […]

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