While I have moved away from calling myself things like a “Modern Gender Traditionalist” over that last year, I still participate in what is arguably a traditional marriage relationship and a traditionally female role in life. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I wrote on anything related to the Traditionalism I originally built this blog around- and for that I apologize. Things haven’t been easy over the last year, but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon… Starting with talking about something that bothers me quite often concerning some (unfortunately) fairly common relationship advice.
I’ve touched on it before briefly, but after reading a different article today I’ve decided to remove its mentions from the original posts, and talk about it in a post of its own; it’s an important topic that I feel needs to be addressed a bit more in depth than in passing mention. Continue reading “Genuine Communication and the Role of Negativity in Relationships”
Don’t Gender Traditionalism and Feminism conflict with one another? Do I still follow all societal Gender traditions? Are there some which I don’t follow anymore? If so, what are they? Why do or don’t I follow them still? These are all really good questions that I get asked on a regular basis. Surprisingly, the answer to a lot of them is a bit more simple than you would think! Continue reading “Juggling Feminism and Tradition”
My Husband regularly reads my blog. Occasionally I will ask for his input on certain posts I write in order to make sure that I am not misrepresenting things between us, and to make sure that I am not missing things that he feels are valuable or important; this is about the both of us, so his input is important to me.
A while back, after I found that Katja had shared my article titled “Why My Husband and I Have Never Argued” on Facebook, I asked him if he would like to read it. He did, and expressed that there was indeed something I had left out that he felt was important. That was concerning expectations in a relationships. Continue reading “Realistic Expectations in Marriage”
I had the misfortune of stumbling across the comments section of a TedX talk about being “Monogam-ish”. Continue reading “The Cornerstones of a Healthy Relationship”
My Husband and I are coming up on our one year anniversary in March and I honestly could not be happier with our arrangement… Since the moment we signed the Wedding Certificate, however, we have been bombarded with a host of questions; people have been asking us things like “so what’s it like to be married?” or “how does it feel?”.
In all honesty, I was never sure what they were expecting; I couldn’t for the life of me understand the obvious fishing… And then one day after looking at Marriage articles online I finally figured it out.
Continue reading “Marriage Should Change Nothing”
Dating culture is strange to me; the ideology that you should “date with purpose”, being picky about who you choose to date and only dating those you view as having the potential to be a future spouse. Maybe it comes from the fact that I seem to have a different ideology concerning dating than most do. Continue reading “The Concept of “Dating With Purpose””
I see so many relationships around me where I am taken aback by the way they treat one another. I find myself thinking “They’re really married?” regularly whenever I see them interact- and many of them end up divorced by the end of the year.
Most of it, I have found, has to do with how they talk to one another- and by that, I mean that they are often arguing regularly, and usually violently. As a result, I often judge the happiness and fulfillment of a couple predominantly based on how often they argue or fight with one another, how intense those fights are, and what they are about.
I can proudly say, however, that my Husband and I have never done this. Continue reading “Why My Husband and I Have Never Argued”
I fell down the rabbit hole again this afternoon…. Maybe it was that part of me who still laments the fact that she wasted 10 years studying to become a Midwife only to find out that it simply isn’t worth it in the US. Regardless, I am not sure how I got there but I wound up reading article after article about pregnancy and childbirth. Continue reading “Nature vs. Nurture, and that thing called “Maternal Instinct””
Warning: This post contains sexually oriented topics- especially in relation to childhood sexual development and related subject. If you are uncomfortable with or do not with to see this sort of content, please do not click the “Read More”. Continue reading “Sex and our Children [NSFW]”