Words With Friends: Communication and friendship are the keys to a healthy marriage

Ten years ago in the newsroom of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky I met a man who wore a tie to work every day (even on Fridays and even though the newsroom was a casual workplace) and insisted that Keith Sweat was the greatest R&B singer to ever live. Needless to say, I thought he was weird. But soon this quirky guy became one of my best friends and eventually the love of my life.

It’s quite fitting that my husband Edward and I met at a newspaper. We both have a love for words and so it’s pretty poetic that, in a way, words brought us together. And words continue to be an important part of our relationship, not only because we maintain a blog together, but because good communication is what we believe is one of the essentials to building a healthy marriage.

Edward and I had the chance to share this relationship tip and several others in today’s edition of The Birmingham News. We’re very excited to be featured, even though this puts a lot of pressure of us to make this thing work. I mean, really, do you realize how much it will suck if we were to get a divorce after this?

Check out the article here and let us know what you think.

Cross-posted at The Writeous Babe Project



  1. Thanks for sharing your love story. Looking forward to writing about your 50th wedding anniversary. šŸ˜‰

  2. I loved your story! As a newlywed, I always find your relationship advice helpful. And as a fellow word nerd, I always find Georgia Mae to be a lot of fun. Keep it up!

  3. Tatiana, thanks so much for being such a great supporter of Georgia Mae! And Chanda, thanks again for featuring us. It is an honor.

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