Relationships are a huge part of most people’s lives. They can be a source of joy, love, and a feeling of acceptance- but they can also be a source of stress, pain, and feeling like we’re inadequate.
I’ve had my share of relationship experiences. I got married, the first time, when I was 20 years old. I totally thought I knew exactly what I was doing, what I wanted, and that things would turn out happily ever after.
I was wrong. So very, very wrong– but it’s hard to imagine that you could be so wrong when you are in the moment and convinced that things are so right.
We divorced 2 1/2 years after we got married. We were together 5 years total. I learned a lot from that experience, and shorter relationships I had after. A few years later, I ended up getting married again, and I’m still married to that man. We’ve been together almost 13 years now, married for almost 11 of those years.
Marriage is not all sunshine and rainbows. I have a piece about that, actually, that I’ve published on Vocal. The link is above if you’re interested in reading. I will be adding more relationship related resources to this page as soon as I can. In the meantime, these are my own writings specifically dealing with relationships. If you need to reach out about your own relationship, I am always able to be contacted by heading over to my social media page. You can message me directly, or send an email.
I am not a relationship expert or professional of any kind, but I may be able to understand and offer up something that could be helpful, or even just be there for you to vent. It can be helpful to get an objective opinion on certain issues to make sure we aren’t creating the problem for ourselves, or adding to it. It can be really hard to see those things ourselves because we’re too close to the situation.
I urge you to read the pieces I’ve written about relationships to get a better feel for my perspective on the subject, and maybe find something in them that applies to your situation.
My promise is to always listen, not be judgemental, and to always be 100% honest with you. Even if it may not be exactly what you wanted to hear. I’m like this because I am realistic, and believe I am a better friend to someone if I give them real information instead of saying whatever they want to hear. Think of it as a “Dear Dida” type thing.
Relationship Writings (Tap/Click on Link/Image)
Marriage– on Vocal