As you build your home, you are building a story about yourselves. It’s a sanctuary where safety, security and belonging are foundational. It’s deeply revealing, reflecting what you and the man you love care about most.
Relationships And IKEA: An Explosion Waiting To Happen, The Mid.
A letter to my teenage son to tuck away for the future…because sometimes the daily things go unnoticed.
‘Your birthday was fast approaching and you gushed to your husband that it was really something to be turning 45. He replied, “That was last year.”’
Just released on The Mid. http://www.themid.com/wellness/the-magic-of-growing-old-together?u=4GYaHckPEr
This is not a new conversation, but it’s timely. Please consider the value of allowing time to pass before you share anything family-related online.
“Mulling is a very good thing; at the very least it keeps me honest about my own culpability in a personal family anecdote I’m considering sharing.”
“Waiting helps provide cover for my marriage and children.”
Published today on The Good Men Project.
I wrote this story to further contribute to a larger conversation going on about how IKEA affects relationships. My essay “The One Trip Guaranteed to Stretch Your Marriage” published in February. I was amused when just recently The Wall Street Journal published the highly-popular piece “Can Your Marriage Handle a Trip to IKEA?”
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think 🙂
Today, WSJ Hilary Potkewitz probes the challenges IKEA presents to relationships in “Can Your Relationship Handle IKEA?” My personal testimony on this very theme was published by The Good Men Project.
“The One Trip Guaranteed to Stretch Your Marriage”
Coinciding with the time of year where thoughts turn to relationships, I’m happy to publish this story with The Good Men Project which faces the gritty reality of marriage against the backdrop of a grim visit to IKEA after moving internationally to London.
The Story-In-Motion link on kathrynstreeter.com offers a sneak peek at one of my stories which hasn’t landed—thus, ‘in motion.’ Currently featured, A Moving Tale describes a painful family trip to IKEA after moving to London. I knew it was going to be a big day. I knew it would be a very long day. But it proved to be a remarkably full day in ways I couldn’t have predicted.