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

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Relationships Leave 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 …

Ruby’s Perspectacle

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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 …

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

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Marriage, Mental Health Leave 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 …

Celebrate Good Times, Anniversaries, Fathers, & Weddings

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! What comes to mind is that 80s hit by Kool & the Gang, Celebrate, Good Times. This past week has had numerous reasons for me to celebrate. I’ve let go, held on to, let go, held on to, then finally let go of another workplace dilemma. Something just broke in me this week and I’ve decided that …

Take 5

Annah Elizabeth Happy 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 …

Headway and Headdresses

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships, The Five Facets of Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Happy Monday, Journeyer! It seems that many of the things that have been feeding my happy are those that I either can’t capture with my camera or I can’t take time to stop to photo them. Even though I don’t have pictures, I do have the memories. Like all things in life, when I stop to remember those moments that …

Happy Rising

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Big Guy, Gavin, Happy Happens ™, Relationships 4 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 …

Taking Flight

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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 …