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Child Bride and Groom, Newborn Divorcees

By alan handwerger, published on May 14, 2010

...place she’d been expecting from having watched the occasional episode of Dallas. My parent’s suburban home topped her list of disappointments. Where were the cattle? Where were the wranglers? Where was J.R.?

At this point the odds-makers chimed in, laying eight to five against the marriage lasting five years. The honeymoon, they said, was over.

But I was determined to beat the odds. If Helen were not happy in America, we would move back to England. No, to France, where we had first met. So it was off to France; back, in fact, to the very spot that we had fallen in love,... (more)

Tags: france, humor, marriage, divorce, memoir

Daily Word for Sunday 5/9/2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on May 9, 2010

...executive can remember the time their father failed to give affirmation to them as a child. The result was either over achievement to prove their worth, or under achievement to prove he was right.Many a wife has lost her ability to love because of a critical husband. Many a husband has left a marriage because of words of disrespect and ungratefulness. Stories abound to the power of words. There are just as many stories of those who have encouraged, challenged and comforted with words that made a difference in their life.Jesus knew the power of words. He used parables to convey his... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, marriage, death, god, life, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, evangelism

She said, She Said

By Brian O'Mara-Croft, published on Mar 11, 2010

This morning I felt a rare creative burst and, wanting to corral it before it sprinted away, I started typing like a man possessed. If my next book sells, you'll be able to ensconce yourself in another of my many delightful takes on human excrement. Just try to contain your excitement.While I was tapping away, Patty and our daughter Kelly left for school. Kelly returned briefly to let me know that we'd forgotten to take the garbage out the night before, so I'd have to take care of it. I mumbled, "Mmmph", which is Canadian for "Okay," or, "That sucks." And then I forgot all about it for the... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, communication, misunderstandings

How to Talk to Your Wife

By alan handwerger, published on Dec 8, 2009

My wife hates the telephone. She’s been known to dive under the couch when she hears the thing ring.

“Lorrie … hon, it’s your mother.”

“t’llr ll callrr back” – which is what ‘tell her I’ll call her back’ sounds like when spoken from under a couch.

I’ve never understood Lorrie’s aversion to the phone. She’ll gladly exchange hundreds of words at a time with people on-line. Says she likes the opportunity to reflect before she responds.

Me, I spend most of my days in solitary confinement, writing these stories. And after so many hours of measuring my each and every... (more)

Tags: humor, marriage, relationships, short story, telemarketers

The Lost Years

By Selina Jane, published on Nov 6, 2009

Mom used to always tell me that husbands lasted about as long as a roll of toilet paper. She sort of robbed me of any romanticized view of marriage I might have had. Now on husband number five (Jack) she had successfully transformed herself from a loving, nurturing mom to a cold-hearted money-grubbing bitch.

It was cool in my junior years at high school being dropped off in a Rolls Royce or limo once in while. But it quickly became old; as did the increase in age of the men she wed.

I still remember the way she used to look at dad. We might not have had much, but we were happy.... (more)

Tags: marriage, family, relationships, moms, flash fiction, shorty story, daughters

Misadventure is Where You Find It

By alan handwerger, published on Oct 28, 2009

     As I turned to look, she began to gyrate her hips in what I can only describe as a horrific attempt at seduction.  The undulation of her flab beneath the tight-fitting fabric reminded me somehow of the lava lamp that I used to keep on my bedside table back in the Sixties.  I was immediately transfixed.

     “Huge,” I volunteered involuntarily, realizing too late that my little voice had gotten out, and that the correct response would have been... (more)

Tags: humor, marriage

I Said In Sickness And In Health

By Katherine Cobb, published on Oct 1, 2009

...real good deal,” that means you’d be a fool to pass it up. 

The other argument for these ongoing purchases is the one my husband is probably most passionate about. He contends that he doesn’t drink, do drugs, gamble, philander or do anything else that is less than desirable in a marriage — nor will he ever experience a mid-life crisis — because being a car guy keeps him happy and young at heart. It’s pretty hard to argue with that, I guess, which is his goal.

Here’s the thing: I don’t mind that my husband loves all things vehicular (well, as long as it’s not ... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships

Breaking Up For Cowards

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 22, 2017

A new website titled IDump4U will break up with your significant other for a fee. The fee varies based on what type of breakup you are interested in. The site will even be so kind as to record the break up conversation for you so that you can play it later if you want. It used to be over the phone break ups were bad. Then, it progressed to text or email break ups. But now, for a price, you can have someone do it all for you. No muss, no fuss, it's breaking up for cowards.

The site offers $10 for a basic break-up, $25 to call off an engagement and $50 for a divorce. You can, as... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, divorce, dating, dump, cowardice

I Am the Only Girl in the World

By taking off the mask, published on Nov 22, 2017

I listen to the new Rihanna song and I smile at each lyric

the feeling she describes

is how I feel

how he makes me feel

I am the only girl in HIS world

I am the girl that matters

the one he wants to come home to at night

the one he works long hours for

so when he goes I won't be broke

not even close

He is trying to make it be that my dreams come true

that everything I want he can give me

and the love and attention I deserve

the help I need

and the support I want

I am the only girl in his... (more)

Tags: marriage, love, rihanna, only one, faithful

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