Tag Archives: relationships

Habits

It took a while to break them in. But I finally did. And by now they were the most comfortable shoes I’d ever owned. So I wore them longer than any shoes I’d had before. I knew them, they knew … Continue reading

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Mental Health: Acceptance (Part I)

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Around 2005, I found my biological mother’s side of the family, and with that came a narrative about my family’s mental health. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent me a thick…

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Relationshipland

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, though I do have goals. More importantly, I have relationships. Although I sometimes wish I didn’t because, frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m much more at home in Mitchland where I … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m in Love with Another Woman

It’s the 34th anniversary of my marriage. Does that make this a bad time to tell the woman that I married I’m in love with someone else? An ex-friend once introduced his wife to the woman he was leaving her … Continue reading

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“Complete” vs. “Finished”

A linguistics professor was asked to explain the difference between the words complete and finished. “Well, when you marry the right woman,” he explained, “you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman you are finished. And,” he added … Continue reading

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Listen!

                   “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part Two: Oil and Water (To read Part One, click here) Now, about that woman I was “destined to marry”… I was leading the performing artists group at a large church in Southern California. There…

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