Wife Intro

My husband and I are starting this blog anonymously so that we can have an open conversation about the things in our relationship that are keeping us from connecting.  I admit that I’m not perfect and had an emotional affair 4 years ago with a psycho ex boyfriend.  I admit that I lost myself in motherhood and became depressed.  I haven’t been a peach to live with.  Although I scream far less frequently and actually do laundry now.  Four years ago I couldn’t go to the grocery store without catching it about buying all the wrong things.  We’ve come a long way.  While my husband should never trust me to bring home the right type of ribs to grill–I can now shop without stress.  We’ve found a rhythm with our family routine.  We have 2 amazing kids together–which is reason #1 to figure out a way to make this marriage work.  So…why the tittle Driving On Empty?  Well I tend to get anxiety about things that my husband has no concern of.  For example I make it a point to always fill up the car way before I get to the empty red line.  I have a fear of running out of gas.  I imagine the car stalling out somewhere remote and having to walk god knows how long until I find a gas station.  So I always think ahead and fill up. My husband on the other hand has no such fear and will drive past the red line without any regard for the consequences–I should point out in all fairness that he’s never run out of gas…yet.  Maybe this is one of his several super powers–the ability to calculate the exact amount of miles before the car runs out of gas.  Well I have no such powers.  My super powers are in the area of finding lost objects.  We are a perfect match from this perspective because my husband misplaces everything.  So here starts our public journey through the raw truth of marriage.  Have fun reading.  Comments are welcome.


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2 Responses to Wife Intro

  1. Andie says:

    Love this idea! Marriages can be tough. Can’t wait to hear how you are coping.

  2. Irene says:

    Brilliant! Its great that you both are putting it out there. No one ever tells you how hard marriage is. No one tells you how hard you have to fight for the happily ever after. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you both.

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