Tighed the Knot!

Mr. and Mrs. Tighe

Hello! And welcome to my new blog! My name is Cathy Marie. Those of you who know me may already be aware of my previous blog, The True Confessions of a Reluctant Bachelorette (www.thereluctantbachelorette.com). I launched that site in January 2015 and ended it in September of this year with a post that celebrated my marriage to Mr. Daniel Tighe! Thus, the title of my new blog!

I will use this site to write about the things that concern or tickle me about being a newlywed. Topics such as changing my name or moving out of Queens are already brewing in my mind. This site will be a platform where other newlyweds– or even veterans of the married life– may either identify with it or find humor in the things that are not a part of their married experience. This site can also be visited by the single people out there who, upon reading about my experiences, may grow ever more thankful that they are not married themselves. Or my words may inspire the hope of marrying some day. Perhaps, the divorced woman may read my words and celebrate the fact that she is freed from the proverbial ball and chain. And let’s not forget the widow and widower, who may (or may not) find a bit of comfort in reminiscing about the things that they once felt were important when their spouses were still with them.

This site will obviously not be for every one and that’s okay! I just hope whoever happens upon it may take something positive from it and perhaps find it a good read. I want this site to be an insightful look at the married life in the fresh perspective of a newlywed who loves to formulate her thoughts and feelings into words.

photo credits: Windau Photography
The fun side of Mrs. Tighe!

Published by Cathy Marie

Cathy has published her poetry with The National Library of Poetry, and has won awards for her short stories. She is currently working on a novel where she uses her own personal experience with depression to develop the inner conflict for her main character, a high-powered magazine executive who has trouble sustaining relationships due to family trauma and chronic depression.

4 thoughts on “Tighed the Knot!

      1. OMG! I love love this Article. I for one did change my name when I got married as expected and I was happy to do so, however when I got divorced 10 years later, I absolutely could not wait to get my maiden name back. I never really felt like myself with my Mrs. name. As you mentioned in your article, yes! we have our fathers name and that’s why I feel that we as women / daughters should have the right to keep our family / fathers name. After all it is a man made rule / tradition to take the “ Mr’s name” . In some cultures such as my mothers European culture you hyphenate your name, so yes you add your husbands name as well ass keeping your identity / fathers name. In your case you now have 5 names and that great for you and your husband and your beautiful story. All of this in the end is all about what works for your new family. ❤️


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