with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
I come from a broken family, and by “broken”, I mean that my Mom has been married three times. My Dad, five times. We’ve weathered all of that, the best that we can. I am in close contact with my Dad and his current wife, and also his third wife, because she was my Mom throughout my teenage years and ever since then. She is the best Grandma that my kids have, and she counsels me when I ask for it.
My biological Mom and I are estranged, by her choice, because alcohol and anger have made her incapable of loving me.
My husband’s parents are good people, but I wouldn’t say that we’re close. We’ve tried, they say that they can’t do it, and there’s nothing we can do. I hugged my husband a good twenty times or so on Easter Sunday because he’s hurt at their lack of involvement.
He and I are good, our kids are good, and we’re close with our siblings. We’re fostering relationships with those siblings and with other families who want to be invested in our lives, and whom we want to invest in.
Do you have any “family issues”? How do you deal with them?
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