Love is Weird: Thoughts on Our Ninth Anniversary

The day I realized I was in love with Austin I sobbed. Stirring in a mix of confusion and anxiety, I sat on my bedroom floor with tears streaming down my face. I had never felt like that before and those new emotions felt like an attack. I knew if I said the words first he would not say he loved me back. That would … Continue reading Love is Weird: Thoughts on Our Ninth Anniversary

5 Wedding Etiquette Rules I’m Breaking

Planning a wedding can be excruciating, especially when your plans become flooded by a sea of opinions and questions. Friends, family, and strangers think they know best; there are hundreds of books and forums that retell proper wedding etiquette and how to be a well-behaved bride and/or groom. I am starting to think the most stressful part of wedding planning is trying to please everyone, … Continue reading 5 Wedding Etiquette Rules I’m Breaking

Friendship First & Other (Useless) Relationship Advice

“What’s your secret?” “How have you guys lasted so long” “Don’t you get tired of each other?” Austin and I are often interrogated about our relationship. We are also asked to consult on the relationships of our friends and families. Everyone desperately wants to know that their relationship is strong and unique or that they are on the right track. It can be helpful to … Continue reading Friendship First & Other (Useless) Relationship Advice

Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

I spent some time with a friend recently, and probably will not again, who claimed that her high school boyfriend is now “gay”. “Oh, that’s nice,” I said, which apparently was the wrong response. “How is that nice? He likes men now! What does that say about me?!” I looked at her puzzled. My immediate feelings a mix of confusion and annoyance. I looked at … Continue reading Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink