April 22, 2010

Formspring Responses: Lauren E

Posted by Salt at 12:22 PM
I'm still getting used to writing "Lauren E" and not "Lauren T"!

The other wives and I got so many great questions from people (thanks for participating!), so we decided it would be fun for each of us to answer them individually. Hopefully this is what you had in mind. If not...too bad. We're doing it anyway. xoxo

What would you do if you found out your husband had a made up online identity that he was using to flirt with other women and was getting off from this experience?
Well first of all, this would never happen because he is not very good at the internet.
But in the event that he somehow figured out how to do something like this, I would say that it would depend on how serious it got. Obviously the first questions would be whether or not he still actually wanted to be married to me if he was having so much fun getting his rocks off as an internet creepo and whether or not I wanted to forgive him for it.

If we both decided we wanted to work things out, at the very least there would be counseling. And I might have to take time away from him to clear my head. Then we would just have to go from there and either we could resolve it or not. The main thing is that I would definitely NOT turn a blind eye to something like that. It's serious biz.

How much would you charge for advertising/sponsors?
One meeeeeeellion dollars?
I don't know. I have no experience with either either (sorry, gals!). I do know that I don't particularly love the idea of having advertising on my personal blog. Just a preference.

Can people apply to be regulars on The Wife Diaries?
I'm going to go ahead and agree with K & M. We are still trying to figure out where this thing is going to go, but I think it might be fun to have someone guest post maybe from time to time. What do ya'll think?

How long have each of you been married and what do each of your think is the ONE main key to a successful marriage??
I have been married for almost exactly two months. :) And I think the key to our successful marriage so far has been our king sized bed. I'm not even kidding. I can't stand when people touch me when I sleep, so no-touchy while I sleep = happy Lauren 99% of the time.

I have not felt like 'makin' woopie' :) with my hub for a while now. We are both quite busy (though more he than I) and when it comes down to it I just don't feel like it. Am I the only one who feels like this? What have you done in a situation like this?
You are preachin' to the choir, lady. Hubs and I have a completely opposite work schedule most of the time. So we fit it in (no pun intended) whenever we can, but sometimes even when we do have the time, I don't really feel like it. There's something kind of not-sexy about having to schedule it in, you know?

Luckily, he is of the same mindset, so we just do it when we can and try not to worry about it. Our sex life is great when it's on, but it's obviously not the only reason we're together.

How do you handle when someone from your husband's past comes back around...even if it is just a "friend" that may have been a little more than a friend at one point? Do you allow it? Do you have a hissy fit and say no way!! or what??
Oh this is a fun one! Here's the thing about hubs and I... we have been part of the same group of friends since high school! So really, there are only very few people that he has dated that I DON'T know and I am friends with a couple of his exes (and likewise, I dated one of his best friends like a decade ago!). So yeah, if one of these girls wants to hang out with him, then cool, but most likely she would want me to come along also because we all know each other.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The fact that it was in Turks & Caicos! Doing a destination wedding was the best decision we could have ever made. It was like a dream. I was just sitting at my desk earlier looking outside and wishing I was back there.

Oh and the fact that I got to marry the guy of my dreams is a favorite thing of mine also. :)

What are your favorite weekend things to do with your hubby?
At the risk of sounding totally dumb, we love to go shopping at Target. Both of us LOVE Target. We are in there for like hours when we go. We also have a couple of fun local bars that we frequent, we hang out with family, or stay home and watch movies. I can really have fun with him doing whatever.

Now that you're married, what's next?
We're buying a house! We just started looking and it is so exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Hopefully the process won't be too painful because I'm way over apartment living at this point.

Are you and your hubs looking for the same thing in a house? or even with baby making? How do you resolve any differences?
I swear I didn't see this question before I just answered the last one. Yes we are looking for the same thing in a house, which definitely makes it easier. We are also on the same page with the baby thing. Really I consider myself to be very lucky because we are so similar in our goals for this marriage.

In the event that we do have a disagreement though (because everyone is going to at some point), our typical style is to take a few minutes apart until everyone is calm and then we can talk things out rationally. Works every time.

How did you get so many followers?
I like to think it is because of our sparkling wit and wisdom, but really who knows? It's very cool to know that people like the idea of The Wife Diaries though. I need to stop being such a Slacker Wife and update more often!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' on April 22, 2010 at 2:05 PM said...

I need to remember to make the change for your MARRIED initial. I'm just too lazy right now. Because I'm writing a novel. No seriously, I am. And commenting on this blog. I can multitask.

And I loved your answer... well thought out AND funny. You rock my world missy!

Meghan on April 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM said...

Ha! At first, I was like, "Who is Lauren E???" You will always be DJ Salty Salt to me, I suppose:)

And Target = My mecca!

Anonymous said...

Love your answers!

WhisperingWriter on April 22, 2010 at 11:20 PM said...

I so want a king sized bed. But I'm not sure if our room is big enough.

Connie on April 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM said...

I'm with you on no touching while I'm sleeping, I honestly don't get those couples that cuddles up when going to sleep, luckily my husband feels the same way.
And Target... I love going when in the states, we should have one here!

Trixie and Tess on April 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM said...

Salt! Thanks so much for all your comments on our blog! Love ya, and love your blog. You are definitely our kind of girl!

Diana Mieczan on April 24, 2010 at 5:14 PM said...

Ohhh what a great post! Love it...Love it!!!
Happy weekend:))))

Holly on April 27, 2010 at 1:30 PM said...

When hubby and I get a babysitter...we are like "want to go to Target?" Oh the romance!

This is a fun collaboration of all you ladies!

Thanks for coming by on SITS Day last week!
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Together We Save on April 30, 2010 at 11:02 AM said...

Great answers!!

Lora on May 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM said...

I follow because I've been married for a long time (11 years next month!) and I think it's good to be reminded of what things were like in the beginning and bring them back into my marriage.

The first 5+ years of marriage are such an adjustment and there are some great things that happen during that time. It's easy to let them slide away as we become increasingly comfortable with one another and you chicks do a great job of bringing me back to that time.

So thanks!

Iva on May 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM said...

I always love a good Q&A! :)

Nishant on May 11, 2010 at 9:30 PM said...

I loved your answer.

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