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3 P’s to Being a Better Husband

Be a Better Husband - Easy Ways to Be a Better Husband

Dear Husband Who Isn’t Mine, As I sit here writing this post, I’m stewing over my husband’s lack of communication, defensiveness, and inability to accept any kind of help or input that might put his own contributions in jeopardy. In a marriage like ours, one with a husband struggling with deeply rooted psychological issues and […]


Why I Didn’t Post on Facebook About My Anniversary

This year marked my seventh wedding anniversary. It means that my husband and I have successfully avoided killing one another for over nine years. Normally, I’ll post something sweet on Facebook celebrating our anniversary. Those types of posts are rare. My husband and I don’t often say things over Facebook that we can’t just say […]


Dear Husband

When Your Husband Struggles with Addiction

Dear husband, I want to tell you I’m angry. I want to say I’m disappointed. My heart hurts, and some days feel so long that it’s like two rolled into one. I’m lonely and tired and sad, so, so sad. I want to scream and stomp my feet in an epic toddler tantrum. You know […]


2 Years to Stability

Today has been hard. As a new mom who is bipolar, hard is really just part of life when you have a spouse who is also bipolar, but today was harder than normal. After our middle daughter’s Thanksgiving play, my husband and I headed to his psychiatrist’s office. Normally, he sees his doctor alone, but […]


Dear Baby

Dear baby, I’m so sorry. It’s all I can say to you as I stare down at your perfect face. Your little hands are clenched into tiny tight fists as you wiggle and gurgle and coo, but you don’t know why I’m crying instead of smiling back. I’m sorry that your daddy isn’t here to […]