The Under-Analyst

Marriage is magical and amazing and at times VERY difficult.  But never fear- I have the answer!  No, I’m not a doctor and no my name isn’t Phil but my valuable advice might just save your crappy marriage.

So now you’re asking yourself, “What is it Leah!?  What is the secret to your marital bliss!?”  Sure things like communicating, a healthy sex life and having quality time matter blah blah blah, but it’s not the glue that holds “forever” together.

If I were a lucrative person I’d now ask you for money to unveil my secret, but I’m feeling generous so I’ll tell you for free!!

The secret to a happy marriage is simple-


It’s CATS!!!!!!!!!!

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The couple who adopts a cat together STAYS together!  



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But I’m serious.




Remember when Thanksgiving equaled time off from school, all the pie you could eat and the option of wearing the same pair of purple stretch pants three days in a row?!  Quite possibly I was tasked with setting the table or maybe light dish washing but in reality I didn’t do anything beyond fight over the wishbone.


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Fast forward to adult life.  We are officially old and story boarding the menu (there’s only one oven), testing online recipes, coordinating side dishes, finding cabinets to hide all of our clutter.  Oh the pressure…!  What if our turkey is dry?  What if no one eats my green bean casserole?  What are Petey and Gilligan going to wear?

So I have to sit back and remember that the holiday is about gratitude (and Indians).  I’m grateful that we have a place to host.  I’m grateful my husband likes to cook.  I’m grateful that I get to create the menu and can omit all things marshmallow.  I’m grateful for health and for the Bravo network.  I’m still grateful for stretch pants.  I’m especially grateful for gravy.  Oh and of course cats.  And my family and Burt’s Bees chapstick AND back rubs.  Phew!

Good luck to everyone this Thanksgiving!