Tag Archive: healthy relationships

Jan 17 2015

The clean pants shuffle

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Dr. Darling and I have a long-established and fairly functional division of labor when it comes to household chores around the Penthouse Nordic. And we have had, up until this point, a particularly good system for the laundry. The deal is that I do laundry on the Saturdays when she works, and she does it …

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Oct 25 2014

The not-so-secret admirer

When Dr Darling‘s office underwent a consolidation 18 months ago, she gained a bunch of new colleagues … including a nice middle-aged man who had immigrated from one of the western African nations that starts with a G (she can never remember which one). For the purposes of this story, let’s call him Montague … …

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May 31 2013

I’ve got your “Love in an Elevator” right here

So we were on our way to our god-daughter‘s birthday dinner tonight and right after we stepped on the elevator for the ride up to her parent’s apartment, I decided to giveĀ Dr. DarlingĀ a quick kiss. Evidently I do this a lot, and without thinking very much about it, because I was really surprised when the …

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Jan 13 2011

Restoring the romance…NOT

“Honey, how about if we pick a weekend sometime soon and spend it acting the way we did *when our love was new*?” “Can it be one when I’m scheduled to work on Saturday?” “Oh nice. Can’t handle the idea of a whole weekend of ‘luvin’?” “I could send you ‘luvin” text messages from my …

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May 01 2009

Domestic bliss, Dr. Darling-style

Me: Because we’re in love. (The Swede flashes a “Yeah, right” expression.) Me: Because we’re pretending that we’re in love. (The Swede smiles wryly.) Me: Because I’m pretending that you’re in love. (The Swede laughs out loud.)

Sep 29 2008

Good help is so hard to find…

Shazzer: (rushing to clear the dinner table): I’m late for my meeting so I’m going to pull your trick and leave the dishes on the counter next to the dishwasher. Dr. Darling: (laughing) But you hate it when I do that. Shazzer: (oozing sarcasm) Maybe I’ll get lucky and the Dishwasher Fairy will fly by …

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Jul 06 2008

Swedish wet blanket

“Some days you’re not so much “the wind beneath my wings” as you are the vacuum that sucks it right out of my sails.” – Me, to Dr. Darling*, who didn’t really “get” the reference. Original Entry *Dr. Darling wants me to add a little context to this quote so that my mother-in-law doesn't read …

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