How to Effectively Apologize to Your Significant Other

I know I’m not the only person who still feels slightly empty after the off-hand “sorry” that comes after a mistake is made. I noticed this was an issue for me early in my relationship with my husband. I found that a “sorry” was not enough for me. Not to say I did not appreciate…

Why It’s Okay to Be Different From Your Partner

At first look, it doesn’t seem like my husband and I have a lot in common. He likes Hip-Hop, I like Jack Johnson. I’m more aloof, and he’s friendlier. Also, where I’m more emotional, he’s more logical. Have topics brought us some frustration before? Yes, it can be difficult to make a decision when you’re…

Does Diamond Size Matter?

Well, does it? Because the only one who can answer that truthfully about yourself is you. What is average anyway? According to Google, it’s a little over carat. Which, depending on the rest of the set design, can set you back a pretty penny. Alternatively, there’s been an up-trend in different stones being used for…

Marriage Year 1 Bucketlist

This is a concise list that does not include everything we hope to accomplish by the end of our first married year. However, it is full of good ideas, some more ambitious than others. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments! Go on a cruise Visit the East Coast or Canada. Get fit–increase endurance and stamina–go…

Fun Things for Couples to Do on Rainy Days

Because rain is relatively rare now, in Los Angeles, on the days where we do have precipitation–we panic. By “we” I mean my husband and I and by my “husband and I” I mean: me. My husband, like many other men, would be happy to sit and watch movies or binge watch the latest show. However,…

Do Things Change After Marriage?

This is a question we found ourselves asking our married friends soon after we became engaged. After all, we would justify, we’ve lived together for two years now, been together for five more. How different can it be? Quite. First thing’s first, brace yourself: the change in title. Whether you choose to legally change your…

How Living in the City has Directly Impacted Our Relationship

In this post I will detail how living in Los Angeles has impacted our relationship. My husband and I moved out of our suburban homes and into the larger city to be closer to his job in Glendale, California. In fact, our first apartment ended up being, literally, a block away from the building he…

How to Tour Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Like a Local

It was pretty last minute when we settled on Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico for our honeymoon destination. There were several things we took into consideration when selecting our honeymoon destination. Not the least of which was price. But my husband also wanted a beach and some Daquiris. Or maybe I wanted the Daquiris…anyway. This post…

3 Ways to Split the Housework as a Married Couple

As a modern couple, we struggled when we initially moved out together to really find our roles within our new household. At first, I did the majority of the housework. My husband grew up in a household where the culture reinforced traditional marital roles. His mom did the majority of the cleaning and all of the cooking….

How we found a large apartment in Los Angeles for under $2k

Early last year, I decided I’d had it. I  had enough of being crammed into our 650 sq.ft. one-bedroom apartment. It was our first apartment and it’s charming, cozy space quickly lost its appeal. Not to mention we had an energetic kitten bouncing off the walls as they closed in around us. We had begun…