Re-marriage has been a blessing in my life! I would not be able to fully appreciate the man or partner my husband is without having first experienced the pain and disappointment of a bad husband and dysfunctional marriage. I would also not be able to appreciate the depth of how fulfilling marriage can be without experiencing the joys and sorrows of singledom.
One of the most important lessons I learned is that my happiness does not depend on my marital status. I find happiness in my marriage, but I first needed to find happiness within myself! Whether I am a single or married woman, the essence of who I am will always remain firmly attached to who I am as a person
I like it, too, and those thoughts resonate with me deeply. I say it a lot, because it's true --- happiness can not be placed in a relationship status or another person, if we do that, we are making a huge mistake for ourselves. Happiness is a personal quest, regardless of who we share life with.
Does what I could gain by getting married again outweigh the benefits of my independence? For me, I wouldn’t marry again if it meant sacrificing any of the strength, freedom or self-respect I gained for myself.
Am I prepared to make this marriage work, when my last one failed? I discovered that it’s imperative to be able to answer this question with a big “Yes!”
Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. - Brene Brown
worksforme2: hey nancyb, how are things perkolating with the older gentleman you spoke of a while back?
Jul 28, 2018 18:25:32 GMT -5
nancyb: worksforme2: Relationship died when we had a difference in opinion regarding UFO's and extraterrestrial beings. LOL I weighed in on the nay side and he believed they walk amongst us.
Jul 30, 2018 5:51:07 GMT -5
bc: I can’t stop laughing...go ahead, micromanage and analyze that marriage and see what she will do for you.
Jul 30, 2018 8:17:58 GMT -5
Dan: I think I'd have to see how good a new girlfriend was in the sack before I crossed her off the list -- or kicked her out of bed -- for believing in UFOs. I guess that makes me... male!
Jul 30, 2018 21:25:05 GMT -5
solodriver: It's been so long for me, I might see UFOs my first time. lol
Jul 31, 2018 1:42:47 GMT -5
beachguy: nancyb: He's right. It's all in the X Files, if you care to look.
Jul 31, 2018 3:45:13 GMT -5
nancyb: Dan: It was a tough decision, he was a good lover but the craziness ended things. Been dating since but nothing serious. I paint a lot.
Jul 31, 2018 5:57:00 GMT -5
petrushka: Thing is, someone being a fruit-loop about something like UFOs usually is not confined to one area; even if it is not immediately obvious. People who are nutty about one thing can go off at a tangent any time, I found (...out the hard way).
Jul 31, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -5
greatcoastal: nancyb: Sounds like you Identified a Fucking Object for what it truly is!
Jul 31, 2018 8:25:25 GMT -5
worksforme2: nancyb,...I am going to paint my living room soon as I can decide on the color.
Jul 31, 2018 19:15:08 GMT -5
worksforme2: When it comes to UFO's we always hear about "little green men", why are there never any "little green women"?
Aug 1, 2018 6:21:15 GMT -5
solodriver: I think I recall an episode of "Lost In Space where Dr. Smith was being chased by a green woman
Aug 1, 2018 21:29:17 GMT -5