It’s not you, it’s me

Ordinary Time

Or “Why I’m taking a hiatus from mommy blogs”

I coined a phrase once, when overhearing a conversation between a friend of mine and her husband.  I don’t remember the specifics, but I think she was in a bit of a mood, and when her husband complimented her on the way she looked, she started ranting about something… whether it was her desire to lose weight or her hair or her clothes — I forget what.  Being an impartial listener, I commented, “Marriage is wasted on the married.”

There have been other occasions to use it in the last few years, when I hear wives rag on their husbands for something he was doing with good intentions, or when a wife complains about something without thinking, and she really should be thankful for whatever it was.  If a man was standing in my kitchen and complimented me on how I…

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