Two Halves Make a Whole

My oldest daughter, Rachel, was born amazing. She was 2 minutes old when she looked right into my eyes, cooed, and stole my heart. As she grew, she astounded her mother

Kicking the Tires or Your Relationship

At some point in almost any relationship, most people will find occasion to ask the question, “What’s wrong?” I don’t mean the spontaneous reaction to your loved one wincing in pain from

Where Did My Fairy Godmother Go?

Recently, my daughter married her long-time sweetheart in an intimate and very moving ceremony. The parents of both the bride and groom invited family and friends to a reception afterwards for food, festivities, and

He’s just a friend . . .

It has been more than a couple of years since I attended high school. The above phrase was code for describing a person who was likeable but not someone for whom you had

Dealing With Cardboard Cows

Ignore the man behind the curtain . . . Sometimes I wish I didn’t know how movies were made. Things that look big are really small. Things that look old were created yesterday.

Trust Comes Slowly

Nearly every survey or interview we conducted at The Eight-Cow Relationship indicated that trust was foundational in any lasting relationship. The Confidant Cow or Trusted Friend Cow came in at number one on nearly