Move With Me Baby…but Where Are We Going?

Marriage is one long relocation of furniture and feelings

Martha Manning, Ph.D.
The Narrative Arc
Published in
5 min readFeb 15, 2024


A couple walks along the shoreline.
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash


“Push. Don’t stop.”
“Yes, there, right there.”
I cover him with kisses.
Noisy, sloppy kisses.
“No more, Martha. I’ve got work.”
“But it’s our anniversary. Two weeks.”
“Are you going to keep counting?”
“Yeah,” I…



Martha Manning, Ph.D.
The Narrative Arc

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.