Friday Flashback: ‘The hardest part of marriage’

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Are you married? How long has it been? 5, 10, 20, 30 or more years?

No matter the number, you may find something to relate to in this guest blog post from my Cincinnati friend, Rachel Colina Lippolis. She wrote it in the summer of 2013, just a couple months after becoming a bride.

Empathy usually comes easily, Rachel writes.

“But it’s so much harder in a marriage, isn’t it? We are so close to our spouse, sharing a bed, sharing a bathroom, sharing our time and space, that we want to hold onto something. We want to keep some piece of ourselves, warts and all. We stake our territory.”

It’s the latest gem I’ve pulled out of the Voices of August vault. Enjoy.

The hardest part of marriage

Photograph: rgbstock.com

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