The 7 Words That Rescue My Marriage Everyday

The Seven Words That Rescue My Marriage Everyday

The 7 Words That Rescue My Marriage Everyday I didn't realize our marriage was in trouble or that I was in trouble. I loved him and he loved me, but somewhere under all the work and responsibility, we lost our plan. I got everything done. I checked each task off the list. I was breathing, but I wasn't living. I was knee deep in Cheerios ground into the rug and fingerprints and face plants on the glass. I was on calls or on the computer or at some child's activity. I was many things, but ...

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Saving Our Marriage

Marriage Quotes

Saving Our Marriage 5 Things I Fixed In My Marriage Dear Friends, I was thinking being the Real Advice Gal is a big job. It is my job to lay it out on the table and be truthful in what I feel, think, and have experienced in my life both current and past events. I decided that honesty is the best policy. I love my husband, but I felt like I wasn't in love with my husband. I kind of felt like I was going through the motions of being a partner but I wasn't feeling much like a wife. That ...

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Karla’s Korner: Degrees of Love

Karla's Korner: Degrees of Love

Karla's Korner: Degrees of Love Degrees of Love … F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice”. Often love is thought of as romantic, filled with passion, physical desires, excitement and lavishness when it, is more often rather than not found in the ordinary often mundane-ness of life. The little things done in the name of what I call “lower case” love make up the big things in “capital letter” Love. When reflecting on the many great ...

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Karla’s Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love Defining Love… It’s February, the proverbial month of love and I find it almost obligatory to share my thoughts on what I believe love is; or what love is not. The word love is defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. This little four letter word has a wide variety of meanings and is commonly used in everyday language as a means of affection. Love I believe is a multi-faceted, ever changing, a push and pull kind of ...

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Relationship Advice

Relationship Advice

Relationship Advice: List of Demands Hi, Friends- Over the past couple of weeks, we have had a theme to our chats, and it has been conscience of our choices and the impact they have on others. I do think it is important to think about others, but it is important to take care of yourself. I am known for being demanding. I used to think that was a bad thing but then if you look at what I demand it is really what everyone should demand of the people around them. I know demand has a negative ...

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Karla’s Korner: Love Beyond the Valentine


Love Beyond the Valentine…. Love, defined by the Webster online dictionary is “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person; an attraction that includes physical desire or the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship.” I’ve also heard love referred to as a verb, an action or way of behavior. It’s no secret that I am head over heels in love with my husband David. He is my heart, soul and the love of my life. Our love is just that, it’s ours and completely ...

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My Advice for a Successful Relationship

Massage Classes

I am sure if you have been following this site you know I am married. I know collective sigh from all the single guys. Kidding! I have been with my husband for over 18 years now. I can't imagine my life without him. I do however think relationships take work. They take a lot of work even if you are with the perfect person it still takes work. It is one of the secrets to a happy marriage.  I am often asked how do you make it work? How do you have a successful relationship? I think beyond ...

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Karla’s Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love

choice of love

Karla's Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love Celebrating the Choice of Love Twenty-five years ago a young farm girl met a handsome fella from North Carolina in front of a little country church, exchanged a few vows and set out on a journey that would tell the story of their lives. This past weekend that former farm girl fancied up her hair, put on a new dress, pointy toed shoes and walked up the aisle again with that handsome fella from North Carolina wearing a suit, tie and great big ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Love Letter


A Love Letter Twenty-Six Years: A Love Letter They met while working at a small liberal arts college in August 1987; she was just 19 and he was 25. Both had known love before and both had lost. Drawn to one another from the beginning it seemed that their “chance” meetings became more frequent; less chance and more purpose. Small chats turned into long talks, weak knees, fluttering hearts and hopes that she would spot him on her walk to the campus post office. He was quiet and nervously ...

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My Husband and I have nothing in common…and that’s ok!


My Husband and I have nothing in common...and that's ok!   I find that inspiration from blogging can come from anywhere, something I saw on TV, funny things my little girl does, or conversations with my husband like the one I had this morning. It was a simple conversation about the way we liked a certain food cooked. Every morning (err...afternoon for most people, my husband works nights) we watch The Chew together before my husband has to leave for work, we use this time to catch ...

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