There’s a three-year-old thread in the forums dedicated to the topic of dates and relationship statuses, but I wanted to bring the conversation to the main page for a minute and ask: how are your love lives? How has the summer been for your relationships? Anything new that you’re excited about? Any breakups you’re recovering from? And milestones you’ve reached or things you’ve learned or advice you’re seeking about a specific issue?
Drew and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary last month and I have a hard time now remembering life before we knew each other. I can barely remember life before kids anymore. And, yet, as the kids get older (Jackson is almost seven, Joanie is three and starting preschool next week), I am anticipating a new chapter in our life together — one with a little more freedom and maybe a teeny more time (and energy) to devote to our relationship (vs. the challenges of parenting very young children). I’m very excited about this.
What about you? What changes in your life are affecting your relationships (either positively or negatively)? What’s the state of your unions these days?