Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

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 July 7, 2014, 1:28 pm

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

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    Elisse July 7, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Still waiting on the right one.

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  • Anon. July 7, 2014, 1:35 pm

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

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    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.

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    Portia July 7, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Partner in crime, love life together.

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      Portia July 8, 2014, 10:13 am

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

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    mrmidtwenties July 7, 2014, 2:04 pm

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

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  • 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.

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    veracityb July 7, 2014, 2:15 pm

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

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    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!

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

    One month married today, bright future

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  • Marcie July 7, 2014, 2:25 pm

    He’s the best I can imagine.

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  • Taylor July 7, 2014, 2:27 pm

    These responses make me smile =)

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    Lyra July 7, 2014, 2:32 pm

    I absolutely, positively love the uniform. πŸ˜‰

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      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!

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    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.

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    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.

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      Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 3:57 pm

      Me too, but I was wrong.

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        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!

  • 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.

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  • Christy July 7, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Grad school: diploma, job, girlfriend. Awesome.

    So many books. So, so many.

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    • Banana July 7, 2014, 4:44 pm

      I love your story.

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      • Banana July 7, 2014, 4:47 pm

        They camped, and she watched futbol.

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    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

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  • Penguingina July 7, 2014, 3:38 pm

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

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    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! IΒ΄m old.


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      Addie Pray July 7, 2014, 3:56 pm

      ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___!

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        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!)

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    findingtheearth July 7, 2014, 3:53 pm

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

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    othy July 7, 2014, 4:01 pm

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

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    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!

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  • BriarRose July 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

    His winks still absolutely thrill me.

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  • 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

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  • GabbyCat July 7, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Still in love after 30 years.

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  • 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.

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    • Taylor July 7, 2014, 5:39 pm

      Hi Anna!!

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  • 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

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    Dear Wendy July 7, 2014, 3:38 pm

    I love all of these!!

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  • Banana July 7, 2014, 4:46 pm

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

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    • Banana July 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

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

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  • Wendy's Dad July 7, 2014, 4:48 pm

    Still married after all these years

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    Kicia July 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Well, my cats love me (sometimes).

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    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.

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  • TeacherNerd July 7, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Love. Love love love love love.

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

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  • Elin July 7, 2014, 6:15 pm

    Birth control pills a waste lately

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  • 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.

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    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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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    kare July 7, 2014, 7:41 pm

    Best sex ever (with my coworker).

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    Astronomer July 8, 2014, 2:09 am

    Marriage is boring. Miss old us.

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    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.

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      Lianne July 8, 2014, 9:37 am

      I LOVE your last two lines πŸ™‚

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  • 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. πŸ™‚
    He has stolen my heart forever.

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  • Tax Geek July 8, 2014, 6:42 am

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

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      Addie Pray July 8, 2014, 9:52 am

      oh oh oh tell us more!

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

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

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    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

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  • trixy minx July 8, 2014, 12:24 pm

    I need to get laid soon.

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    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.

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  • 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!

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