Category Archives: Real Married

Real Married: Being Human

Well.  Apparently I put the fear into Esme with my intro her her last column.  But readers…if it produces posts like this, then I refuse to apologise! This month, Esme broaches the issue of arguing, why it happens, how it happens, and whether it should happen.  What’s the difference between bickering and arguing, and how do [...]

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Real Marriage by Real Married

Due to a scheduling malfunction on my part, (I know.  Self-flagellation alert) Esme’s post didn’t go up in August.  So here is August’s post, a couple of weeks late.  It’s, as ever, worth the wait.  Esme recounts the highs and lows of her first year of marriage.  If you weren’t already convinced that Esme and [...]

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Real Married: Needing A Home

Readers, it’s time again for another dose of the lovely Real Married, Esme.  Esme has a new blog, called Esme Wins (read why Esme wins here) and it’s a corker of a read, as is all her excellent writing.  I command you to get over to it, now, and bookmark as though your life depends [...]

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Real Married: Home

Morning, readers, and welcome to the next Real Married installment.  Esme’s written about all kinds of things for her column, and this post is particularly meaningful.  On the surface it’s about bricks and mortar but it deals with feelings of failure, the expectation of being married, and how to cope when your story doesn’t play out the way you wrote it [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Real Married
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Real Married: The Friend That Made Me Me

It was a long time ago when Esme first asked me if I could post her Real Married piece on exactly the 14th May.  I’ll let Esme explain why.  Suffice to say, that these two are so very lucky to have each other, they know it, and they don’t take any of it for granted.  There’s a [...]

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Real Married: Migraines

There’s an aspect of being a woman that we are coveirng more and more on AOW.  It’s not an aspect I ever thought we would delve into, it’s not something I think any of us planned for.  But I’m really glad AOW  is covering it.  Health, specifically women’s health, is such an important conversation to have.  [...]

Categories: Health, Real Married
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Real Married – Five Things That Make Our Marriage Stronger

Readers, this is getting to be a problem.  ”What?” I hear you cry.  That we all want to be Esme and Tom.  Yes, this column is going to make you want to be them.  As if you didn’t already.  Scrabble and pancakes and pie.  Possibly three of my favourite words, all in one post.  In [...]

Categories: Marriage, Real Married
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Real Married: Redefining Wife

There’s not much to say to introduce this, except stand on my office chair, punch the air and go “Hell Yes!”.  Esme segues effortlessly from losing weight for her wedding to re-defining what “wife” means, and THAT is why I love her column, her brain, and why I’m so glad she’s writing for us.  Take it [...]

Categories: Marriage, Politics and Feminism, Real Married
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Real Married: Losing Weight for a Wedding

Before we kick off with Esme, who is back with more words of wisdom…let me introduce something exciting for all us bookworms.  It’s the AOW Book Store!  In our Book Store (which you can access on the right-hand side of the page), we’ve added every single book we three or you, our readers, have recommended through our Books That [...]

Categories: Body Image, Engagement, Politics and Feminism, Real Married, Wedding Planning
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Real Married: How To Have The World’s Best Bridesmaids

You loved Esme’s last column where she talked about her outdoor ceremony.  She’s back again, this time giving you the benefit of her wisdom with the issue of bridesmaids – rarely an easy thing to navigate.  Esme’s were incredible, looked beautiful, and made Esme’s day better for being there.  Here’s how.  Over to Esme: So, bridesmaids. I [...]

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