My Long Distance Marriage Preserves My Solitude

I know, that’s an obvious statement. I’m an introvert. An extreme introvert. On those Myers-Briggs tests, I can waver on the last three things, and have over the years, but I have always, always been an introvert, and have grown more introverted over the...

Best Friends

Alyson, Amber, Susan, and I had a great discussion about best friends and what that term means to us in our episode this week. I’ve written before about friendship, and about how difficult it can be to make friends as an adult. I want to take a little time and...

Friendship

In this week’s episode, the ladies talked about and compared how they formed relationships, and how easily they do–or don’t–let people in. Amber’s part really resonated with me; she said she didn’t have a lot of friends for a long...

Respect My No

The following is a text conversation I had the other night, showing why it’s important to respect my no. For context, I was with my kids at their house since their father was gone, and my daughter was working on a cooking project for one of her classes. This...

Not-So-Great Expectations

I spend a lot of time thinking about relationships, and I mean a LOT. I always feel the need to preface these posts in that way, for some reason. Because when it comes down to it, I’m just some random person on the internet. Why should you listen to anything I...