We’re all familiar with the idea of the grass being greener on the other side. Someone else’s life is more fabulous, or more exciting, or just simply more desirable. This definitely happens to marriages. When I took to Facebook to do some crowd sourcing about spousal behaviors that are easier to compare, I got quite a… Continue reading But That Spouse Looks So Much Better Than Mine!
One thing I’ve learned by blogging about marriage stuff is that everyone’s marriage is different. I mainly found this out through this post where I suggested what I thought were universal tips that would help with marriage. Boy, was I wrong! One reason why different marriage advice works for different people is that we… Continue reading The Perfect Marriage
The other night, as I was getting ready for sleep, I walked into our room, where the bed was still unmade from the morning. Then I saw it. A damp bathtowl was resting exactly where I wanted to rest. Said towel was cold from the moisture and had made the sheets slightly clammy. It was… Continue reading Kicking the Habit of Playing the Blame Game
I got the idea for this poll after having a conversation with my friend, E. She was mentioning something about paying bills or managing finances. It came out in the course of the conversation that my husband manages all of our finances. She was surprised, since in her marriage, she’s the one who handles all… Continue reading What’s Your Take Results: Who manages the finances in your house?
Amy Newman Smith is married with three beautiful children and a wonderful husband. A full-time mom, part-time writer, editor, teacher and minivan road warrior, Amy thinks the Disney Princesses should embrace the values of self-reliance, internality and finding treasures on the tree lawn. About this time two years ago, I noticed my husband didn’t always… Continue reading Communication in the Real World of Married Life
I’m pretty good at thinking about myself. You know, what do I need, what do I want, how do I feel, and so on. Marriage, and even more so, motherhood, has helped me get out of that mentality and ask myself, what does he need, what does he want, how does he feel? With my… Continue reading Becoming an expert giver
Nikki Flores (aka CluelessMe) first hit the blogging scene with the Clueless Newlywed blog, which was a fun light-hearted blog, cataloging the unique and clueless adventures surrounding herself and her new husband. Just because the honeymoon is over doesn’t mean the cluelessness had come to a close. Follow the story at cluelessme.com and watch as… Continue reading The Clueless Caregiver
Hi! Welcome to Life in the Married Lane! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay! Okay, so I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day (something about holidays that start with the word “Saint” and that it’s not so easy to find kosher V-day… Continue reading 5 ways to tell your husband that you love ‘im
Shoshana Rubli is a wife, first-time mommy, voice/dance teacher, performer, and part-time blogger at We Will Be Like Dreamers. Originally from NJ, she now resides in Jerusalem- where she and Rivki were roommates in seminary. She is happy to be sharing ‘space’ with her again! We moved this week. We found an apartment on Erev… Continue reading Home is where we are
Those were the wise words a good friend of mine spoke to me when I was engaged to my husband. The entire idea was something to the effect of, “There will be times when you think that your husband is broken or something. He’s not. He’s just a guy. They’re just different from us.” I… Continue reading Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy