We watched each other become adults and now we are watching each other age. I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach.
Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.
For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years. We met in high school and watched each other graduate high school, college, and graduate school, find (and change) careers, and become parents.
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Has my Teflon-coated mind not retained a single shred of serenity? When Peter died, the only thing that kept me sane was writing about grief. I recognized that by spewing out my emotions with honesty, I was helping others which meant it was work that made me satisfied.Your go-to source for the best in love and sex advice, essays and more from Huff Post -- and beyond!' This was the question I asked a close friend when I was about to file for bankruptcy back in 2011.I was 55-years-old, and yet my Christian upbringing still had a stranglehold on my sexuality.
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