Anxiety

Just A Five Minute Drive

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When I was a kid, I would have a breakdown every single time my parents left the house. It doesn’t matter who babysat me – my grandmother, aunts or uncles, that cool teenage girl from my church…nope, didn’t matter. I would cry almost the entire time they were gone. Shake. Panic. Scream. Everyone assumed I had a terrible case of separation anxiety, but I didn’t.  Continue reading “Just A Five Minute Drive”

Life In General

Dear Young Me: Letters To My Past Self (#6)

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Dear twenty-one year old Lauren,

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Do you know what’s happening in this picture? Aside from the panic attack you are not-so-obviously having, you’re on one of your very first dates with your future husband. I don’t really know why the two of you thought it would be a good idea to take a picture together immediately, but I guess it all worked out, didn’t it?

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Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Final Update

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Hey everyone! This is the final chapter in my “Two Broke Millenials Go House Hunting” series. (Read Part One & Part Two). After almost one month of house hunting (a.k.a the most stressful experience of my life), I have some exciting news. We did it. We bought a house!  Continue reading “Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Final Update”

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Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Part One

Millennials Go House Hunting

Hey everyone, as promised here is the first update on our house hunting experience so far! Spoiler alert: it hasn’t been great. As time goes on, I can’t even remember why I thought that it would be, in any way, fun. Continue reading “Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Part One”

Anxiety, marriage

Give and Take

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Relationships are supposed to be give and take. Everyone will tell you that. They will also tell you that not everything is always fair or even. During one season of life, one partner is doing more giving, and during the next, it’s the other partner’s turn. But what happens when one partner suffers from serious mental health issues?  Continue reading “Give and Take”

Anxiety, Life In General

Stuck

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Right now, things are going pretty well. (Although if you know me at all, you’ll know how terrifying that is for me to say). My husband Jefferson and I have been living (and doing well) in my parent’s basement for almost two months now, we are both thriving in our workplaces, and I finally feel like I have a stable community of people who care for me. But still, I feel…stuck.  Continue reading “Stuck”

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What I’ve Learned From Marriage In (Almost) One Year

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Last July, I wrote a post titled What I’ve Learned From Marriage in Two and a Half Months. Now, my husband Jefferson and I have been married for almost one year. Actually, our anniversary is this Monday. I wanted to blog about what I’ve learned since that last post…because boy, it’s been a lot.  Continue reading “What I’ve Learned From Marriage In (Almost) One Year”

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“Stupid” Fights

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My husband and I get into the stupidest fights. Like, really. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh, me and my husband/wife/fiancé/girlfriend/whatever get into stupid fights too!” I’m sure you do. But I honestly think if there was a competition for stupid fights, we would place in the top 10.  Continue reading ““Stupid” Fights”