Marriage Category

The Un-y-mooners: the grand finale

Where did we leave off? I think we were in India, on the last day of our second Un-y-moon (the first being in Vermont in the winter) in August, the height of monsoon season. Here are the links to previous chapters in this series: https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/07/23/the-un-y-moon/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/07/26/the-un-y-moon-part-ii/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/08/02/the-newly-wed/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2015/05/22/the-newbie-wed-our-journey-continued/ After a wonderful whirl-wind trip with the […]

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Bank shots

My niece is marrying a billionaire. Well, I should say, a billionaire’s son. Now, mind you, I have hobnobbed with my share of the international cognoscenti from time to time and Geoffrey’s family are well known and affluent, but this is warp-speed level in another universe. Her mother, my sister-in-law Vanessa, groomed this kid for exactly […]

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The newbie wed – prologue

For those of you who have been kind enough to follow me for the last year, you know I talk a lot about my relationship with my significant other, Geoffrey and my experiences living among his extensive family in Southern California. You can view previous posts to see the earlier stories about our meeting and marrying back […]

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The Un-y-moon – Part II

Here is part II of the wedding series, tweaked and amplified a bit.  I had several requests to re-post them together.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a moment of caution last fall when I first wrote this series, and feared that I would alienate everyone, including my husband, by being so […]

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To be or not to be … a parent

When I was on jury duty, we had a lot of downtime waiting on the benches outside the courtroom until our case resumed.  In a previous post, I mentioned that the halls would reverberate with the anguished discussions of people involved in contentious divorces and child custody battles. I often sat next to a fellow juror in […]

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