Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: relationships

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‘good’ and ‘bad’ at mid-life (might not be helpful)

I had a long chat with an Ethics professor on Monday. I’ve wanted to talk to someone who understands ethics and morality for *years* because of the Sex Surge. Are affairs moral or ethical? How do we make sense of them in American culture when other cultures are more tolerant of them? Can affairs ever…
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when you play ‘mom’ to your partner

A couple of weeks ago at our house, this happened, for about the umpteenth time: Partner: “I am seriously hungry. Can you please help me? I’m not doing well.” Me: “Yes, totally. How about a PB&J?” Partner: “Yes, anything. Thank you.” And he slumped down in the chair, exhausted. I made him a peanut butter…
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I like me better when I’m with you

I’ve been listening to the pop song by Lauv with the same title as this post lately (find it here). And the song and the video (so cute!) took me back to the time when my husband and I were first falling in love. Not in New York City, but a cute college town in…
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Three Things About A Good Marriage

To be honest, I don’t have a good intro for this post this week. I was simply standing in the shower, wondering what I should write, and it felt like a portal opened up in the top of m head and these three things were somehow transmitted down into my brain. Which tells me: somebody…
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