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Six Words to Describe the State of Your Love Life


Remember when that Six Word Memoir thing was going around the internet a couple years back? That was fun. Let’s do something similar, but focused on relationships (either past or present). I’ll start:

Damn! Married five years this month.

That’s seven years total washing boxers.

A blind date success story then…

Wooed me with a Kabbalah story.

(He made me laugh). Plus, wine.

30 cross-country flights pre-move.

Waited five months before I unpacked.

Well, I had to make him sweat.

Sidewalk chalk proposal in Central Park.

We had our wedding there too.

Conceived Jackson there also. Just kidding.

Sometimes we call ourselves the Condellberries.

The Brita is mostly filled by me.

But he does bring me flowers.

And wine too. He’s no dummy.

Better, since getting a king size.

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Diablo Diablo July 7, 2014, 1:28 pm

Best friends, good teamwork, hot love. Not necessarily always in that order.

TheLadyE Elisse July 7, 2014, 1:32 pm

Still waiting on the right one.

avatar Anon. July 7, 2014, 1:35 pm

Married with a six month old. Getting it on when we can!

Lianne Lianne July 7, 2014, 1:42 pm

Pleasantly surprised to fall in love.
With my best friend’s cousin, AOK.
I had known him for years.
First night we talked for hours.
All about nothing and everything simultaneously.
And that is how I knew.
Life would never be the same.

Portia Portia July 7, 2014, 1:56 pm

Partner in crime, love life together.

Portia Portia July 8, 2014, 10:13 am

Looking for work can be tough.
Watching him struggle is much harder.

mrmidtwenties mrmidtwenties July 7, 2014, 2:04 pm

bahaha, non-existent, emotionally bored, help me? ๐Ÿ˜›

avatar joanna July 7, 2014, 2:06 pm

We met while working at Wegmans. He worked pizza; I was cashiering. Saw each other at a bar. Dating ever since and super happy.

veracityb veracityb July 7, 2014, 2:15 pm

He’s Portuguese. I don’t understand him.

thatswhat-she Meg July 7, 2014, 2:17 pm

Met freshman year, dated years later,
First kissed in a fraternity stairwell,
went home with him (don’t tell).
Saw him again in Irish bar
Impressed him ordering a whisky ginger
Made my move playing card games
Got engaged in Fenway Park stands
Married in DC, honeymooned in Belize,
Moved south to start our lives.
Can’t wait to see what’s next!

avatar Sunshine Brite July 7, 2014, 2:22 pm

One month married today, bright future

avatar Marcie July 7, 2014, 2:25 pm

He’s the best I can imagine.

avatar Taylor July 7, 2014, 2:27 pm

These responses make me smile =)

Lyra Lyra July 7, 2014, 2:32 pm

I absolutely, positively love the uniform. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lyra Lyra July 7, 2014, 5:47 pm

Amazed by his respect and chivalry.
Always willing to go on adventures.
Puts up with my ridiculous stubbornness.
Accepts me as crazy cat lady.
Holds doors open and carries stuff.
Picks me up in his uniform.
The dress whites are so hot.
Love getting lost in his hugs.
Dad and best friend love him.
Excited about what is to come!

honeybeenicki honeybeenicki July 7, 2014, 2:45 pm

Man who changed my life forever.
Took my hat, rest is history.
Comfortably content, having lots of fun.

mylaray mylaray July 7, 2014, 3:15 pm

I knew from the first date.
We laughed until the cafe closed.
Both of our cars got towed.
So much for a short meeting.

Addie Pray Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 3:57 pm

Me too, but I was wrong.

Addie Pray Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 4:28 pm

^ what a debbie downer! i’m actually not so down, so carry on all you lovey love birds, I am enjoying this!

avatar Kay July 7, 2014, 3:19 pm

Non-preppy in preppy world. Help.
Too busy studying. Try again later.
Married men need lives, not me.
Right now, by myself, perfectly content.

avatar Christy July 7, 2014, 3:24 pm

Grad school: diploma, job, girlfriend. Awesome.

So many books. So, so many.

avatar Banana July 7, 2014, 4:44 pm

I love your story.

avatar Banana July 7, 2014, 4:47 pm

They camped, and she watched futbol.

Miel Miel July 7, 2014, 3:32 pm

Between Germany, California, Quebec, Cleveland, Nashville
Long distance is totally worth it
Already three years and still counting

Dear Wendy Dear Wendy July 7, 2014, 3:38 pm

I love all of these!!

avatar Penguingina July 7, 2014, 3:38 pm

Waiting excitedly for our impending engagement! (It’ll still be a number of months though.)

JK JK July 7, 2014, 3:40 pm

We met in 2002, at work
Lots of flirting, is this happening?
One year, five months of dating
three and a half years cohabitation
in nineteen days, 7th wedding anniversary
2 beautiful daughters, one cute kitten
Been through lots, made us stronger
Nearly twelve years together! Iยดm old.


Addie Pray Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 3:56 pm

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___!

Addie Pray Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 3:57 pm

(Oops, that wasn’t supposed to be a reply to you, JK. But while i’m here, hi!)

findingtheearth findingtheearth July 7, 2014, 3:53 pm

Have learned to completely like myself
Waiting for the universe to provide

othy othy July 7, 2014, 4:01 pm

13 years together, 8 years married
Here is to many many more.

Amanda Amanda July 7, 2014, 4:10 pm

That relationship was an epic mistake.
Recovered and learned much about myself.
Happily single, living with my chinchilla.
I’ll eventually meet the right one!

avatar BriarRose July 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

His winks still absolutely thrill me.

avatar BecBoo84 July 7, 2014, 4:18 pm

Love of my life, plus two
Beating the odds, day by day
Last and very best first kiss

avatar GabbyCat July 7, 2014, 4:19 pm

Still in love after 30 years.

avatar Anna July 7, 2014, 4:32 pm

He’s great but hides his feelings.
It’s still early, must be patient.
We both had long term relationships.
We both had our hearts broken.
I guess it’s hard trying again.

avatar Taylor July 7, 2014, 5:39 pm

Hi Anna!!

avatar kerrycontrary July 7, 2014, 4:32 pm

met you on a blind date
fell in love watching baseball fireworks
broke a shotglass having sex together
long distance for three long years
it was totally worth the wait
we love hiking and penn state
pick pumpkin pick blueberries pick us
tan on boats laugh with friends
drink margaritas together on Saturday nights
Find an uncrazy church that fits
Look at shiny rings together. WooHoo!
Get engaged in the alumni garden
getting married finally this coming october
looking forward to a lifetime together

avatar Banana July 7, 2014, 4:46 pm

We ended it. We grew together —
Both during and after. In joy.

avatar Banana July 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

Now, one day at a time:
In freedom, in contentment, in confidence.

avatar Wendy's Dad July 7, 2014, 4:48 pm

Still married after all these years

avatar Kicia July 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

Well, my cats love me (sometimes).

Jill Jill July 7, 2014, 5:32 pm

A Brit, an American, African safari.
Long distance, several trans-Atlantic flights.
Many many nine hour Skype calls.
Eloped in Australia, another year apart.
Second wedding with family on anniversary.
Moved to Boston, together at last.
One year later, loving life together.

avatar TeacherNerd July 7, 2014, 5:40 pm

Love. Love love love love love.

Why does it need to be more complicated than that?)

avatar Elin July 7, 2014, 6:15 pm

Birth control pills a waste lately

avatar Sue Jones July 7, 2014, 6:24 pm

For once it all was easy. None of that lame ambivalent crap. Monogamous since our very first date. He came with a toddler boy. We had one 8 years later. Now I am a busy mom. Social life dwindled to other mommies. Never thought that would ever happen. It’s OK since they grow fast. I will rebuild social life soon.

Pamplemousse Rose Pamplemousse Rose July 7, 2014, 6:25 pm

Met through online dating, how modern!
Connected over wine and Splash Mountain
Married one year with a newborn
Not perfect but perfect for me

avatar Jenny July 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Met on an awkward blind date.
Fell in love on race track.
Beat all odds and still together.
Married with one, another on way.
I love our little pillow talks.
Can’t imagine anyone else with me.

avatar TECH July 7, 2014, 7:11 pm

On my own, but it’s okay
I know myself much better now
I’m trying to build my faith
That the right one will come
My heart is open to love
I have so much to give

kare kare July 7, 2014, 7:41 pm

Best sex ever (with my coworker).

Astronomer Astronomer July 8, 2014, 2:09 am

Marriage is boring. Miss old us.

sobriquet sobriquet July 8, 2014, 2:31 am

The timing was perfect, yet chaotic.
It was love at first sight.
Okay- love at fourth sight. Still!
He used all his sick days…
… just to spend time with me.
River, German pancakes, baseball, craft beer.
Two urinary tract infections = sexual attraction
At Wurstfest we danced to polka.
It was then that we knew.
Tropical destination wedding: best life decision.
I wish that we were immortal.
I wanna be in love forever.

Lianne Lianne July 8, 2014, 9:37 am

I LOVE your last two lines ๐Ÿ™‚

avatar Nic July 8, 2014, 3:41 am

We are half a world apart.
Met through art, wooed with words.
Makes me laugh, rubs my feet.
In 67 days we’ll touch again. ๐Ÿ™‚
He has stolen my heart forever.

avatar Tax Geek July 8, 2014, 6:42 am

It’s early, but wow, just wow!
Dating a nurse is so awesome

Addie Pray Addie Pray July 8, 2014, 9:52 am

oh oh oh tell us more!

avatar Tax Geek July 8, 2014, 10:01 am

Nurses know much about the body [how’s that?]

muchachaenlaventana muchachaenlaventana July 8, 2014, 10:51 am

Second time was a charm
Feel so much like myself with him
Still have my independence which I love
and our relationship has enriched my life in so many ways
We get each other and I want to compromise and do things to make him happy
Think that it is getting to be a forever type thing
Which scares me shit less, but less and less every day.
I am excited about what we will do together in the future
I finally found an adventurer to love, a free and kindred spirit
We make each other better people

avatar trixy minx July 8, 2014, 12:24 pm

I need to get laid soon.

fast eddie fast eddie July 9, 2014, 9:14 am

She wouldn’t kiss me goodnight on our first date, but didn’t go home for 4 nights on our second date. 28 years later we’re still together. Her cancer has defined our life for the last 11 years and will always be there waiting. Her hips and back restrict our physical activities so we concentrate on what we CAN do. Our cats and 48 fostered kittens are a substitute for children. Retirement takes practice. The ups and downs of the stock market add drama to our life. We wonder what’s to become of us in the future.

avatar Emily July 11, 2014, 12:17 am

He loves fish, I love cats.
He builds things, I grow things.
Married one whole year this month!