As women, there are things within our marriages and long term relationships with our spouses or partners that hit a chord with us. Below you will find a series of questions that you can answer. Your responses will help me write a book that would be a place where women could go to bond with other women, by reading about other women’s experiences. Marriages are, for the most part, secrets that most people may not even share with their best friends. There’s something inside of us all that wants people to think we have great husbands who are taking care of our every desire. This book will not bash men; it will just assure us that it is okay to realize that one person can never satisfy all our needs. Sometimes, we look at issues in our relationships, or a personality quirk of our partner and we think, “How will I live with this forever?” And then we hear about someone else’s issues, and realize maybe our issues aren’t so bad.

This website is a place to be truly honest and truly anonymous. Please answer the questions, with stories or anecdotes about your marriage and/or your friends’ marriages or long term relationships. Whether you have only been married for a short time, or have been married for many years, or are even divorced, one or more of these questions should ring true in your relationship. You can answer one or a bunch; write a long response or a short one, I’m happy with anything you want to say. You can even come up with your own story that has nothing to do with the questions I’m asking. Your answers can be humorous or serious, positive or negative; the ball’s in your court.

Again, all stories or anecdotes will remain anonymous. You can sign your story with your first name, an initial or even a fake name, or not at all. You can answer any of the questions, or all of them, even if your relationship has ended. For the sake of ease, I will use the term spouse, but you can insert partner, or significant other anywhere you would like.

How many years have you been married or in a long term relationship.

Share a story or anecdote about how you and your spouse's philosophy about money are different and how you have or have not compromised?

Share a story or anecdote about a time when your patience has been tested with your spouse, or their patience has been tested with you.

Share a story or anecdote when your spouse has done something that you found romantic that most people would not consider traditionally romantic.

Share a story or anecdote about how you and your spouse's philosophy about parenting are different and how you have or have not compromised?

Name what you consider to be the most important thing you have learned from your relationship.

Share a story or anecdote about how you think either your or your spouse has been selfish, and how if at all it has been resolved.

Share a story or anecdote about how you resolve conflicts with your spouse and how those disagreements have changed over the years because of something you have learned.

Share a story or anecdote about what it's like to travel with your spouse. Are there conflicts about what kind of vacation you each want to have and are you good travel companions?

Is there an issue in your marriage that makes you ponder whether you should have married your spouse in the first place?

Thank you for your participation in this project, I know many people will be greatly helped by reading your comments and stories. If you have any questions, you can email them to: Marriageproject1@gmail.com.