Ask Annah: Why I Stayed Married after My Husband’s Two Affairs

Annah ElizabethAsk Annah, Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, RelationshipsLeave a Comment

Dear Journeyer, Many people enter a state of disbelief when they learn that I am still married to the man who had two affairs following our wedding vows. And while some just can’t seem to wrap their brains around it, others have appeared flustered or fustrated, while one person wrote a scathing comment that basically described me as the reason … Read More

Ruby’s Perspectacle

Annah ElizabethHappy Happens ™Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Wow…what a week… I must say that the most rewarding part of the week was having a week off from my “outside job.’ One glorious week. And to boot? Hubby was away for the bookend weekends, which meant I had the house to myself and hours upon hours to work on some passion projects. Remember what Confucius … Read More

Making Merry, Nice, and the Most of Life through Changing Our Thoughts

Annah ElizabethHappy Happens ™, Marriage, Mental HealthLeave a Comment

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they make the best of everything.” ~ Author Unknown Happy Sunday, Journeyer, You know those expressions about being split wide open or having our hearts swell to the breaking point? Those are the things that happen right before our greatest personal growth moments. They are the loss events that eventually lead … Read More

Take 5

Annah ElizabethHappy Happens ™, Relationships, The Five Facets of Healing ™Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s title comes to you from this week’s marriage counseling session. I haven’t written anything about that part of mine and Hubby’s relationship for many, many months. Here’s why: The last time I did, a beloved reader questioned me about sharing this sort of information and shared her concerns about how discussing our marital work might somehow inhibit … Read More

The Marital Sofa

Annah ElizabethLoss, Grief, and Healing, Marriage, Relationships, Warren2 Comments

If you’ve ever been in a therapist’s office, you know the general layout of the room, which often includes a sofa of some kind and a plush chair or two. Since the counselor typically sits in a chair, couples have one or two choices: separate into two different seats or join one another on the couch. Regardless of our emotional … Read More

Happy Rising

Annah ElizabethBeauty, Big Guy, Gavin, Happy Happens ™, Relationships4 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday Journeyer! Happy (belated) Easter! Easter. Another of my cherished holidays. A time for friends and family to slow down, to come together, to share their fellowship, and to celebrate. Some celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and the message that He is our salvation. Some celebrate spring break while others rejoice the earth’s awakening from a long winter’s rest. Sometimes, like … Read More

Taking Flight

Annah ElizabethHappy Happens ™4 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! What a strange week this has been! A little overtime at work and an Easter luncheon where I overindulged… College, scholarship stuff, and senior prom tuxedo shopping with Big Guy… Helping that same young lad prepare for his first solo trip abroad! Selected to our section all-stars soccer team, he’s going to enjoy eight days touring and … Read More

It Takes Two

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  It happens to all of us at some time in our lives. Criticism. How we dress. Act. Eat. Sleep. Chew our gum. Wear our hair. Write. Somebody’s going to have an unfavorable opinion. What’s that saying, “We can’t please everyone, all the time?” Yeah. That. When we choose to live in a way that puts us out in front … Read More