Tag Archives for marriage

“WITH you it’s different”

It’s been four and a half years since Tom passed away.  Just writing that seems unreal.  It is hard for me to believe that he has been gone so long.  Much of the grief of his passing has tempered with … Continue reading

17. February 2019 by tjsjohanna
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Writing and Thinking

I wrote this post in my head two nights ago when I couldn’t sleep. I have a ton of empathy for sufferers of insomnia.  That feeling of laying in bed, trying to doze off, and there’s just no sleep coming … Continue reading

09. February 2016 by tjsjohanna
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Smiles and Tears

Last weekend I drove out to Utah for the wedding of my niece.  It doesn’t really matter that I’ve made this trip so many times in the past, or that even in the past year I’ve made it a half … Continue reading

20. September 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Marriage Therapy

A couple of weekends ago, Tom and I took a trip to Salt Lake City, sans kids.  It was a great long weekend! The Backstory:  Tom wanted to surprise me with tickets to Bare Naked Ladies.  Somehow, though, when he … Continue reading

19. July 2013 by Johanna
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Happy 20th Anniversary – a little late …

So, back on December 27th Tom & I passed a significant milestone in our life together – we’ve been officially hitched for 20 years!  Just saying that seems a little unreal.  20 years is almost half of the total time … Continue reading

01. January 2012 by Johanna
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So I keep hearing what strike me as fairly ridiculous reasons for ending relationships. I realize these are “sound bites” but that anyone buys these reasons?? Re: the Jim Carrey/Jenny McCarthy breakup, “The first thing is, when it’s not fun … Continue reading

29. October 2010 by Johanna
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