Where all my Married Ladies at?

I need some advice from you ladies, but first, a little back story.

Last night, I was checking all the emails that I didn’t answer this weekend, and I had several notifications from What To Expect (a preg. website) and The Bump.Β I’ve shared a link to my blog on both of these websites, simply because I am a member of both. No, my blog is not really a pregnancy/mommy blog, but I didn’t think it would hurt, until I recieved an email stating that my blog was considered spam.
I joined The Bump because I was already a member of The Knot (when we got married I used it to plan everything) and The Nest (because it’s awesome for home-design and newly weds), so The Bump decided after a year that I was probably trying to get pregnant and updated my account to the next level. What To Expect because I found their free cycle tracking app and was curious about their message boards. I haven’t been back on honestly because so many of the women are downright hateful and rude to newer people, and we weren’t actively trying to get pregnant, so it was a waste of time to get on there anymore…

So, because I’m not pregnant, or a mom for that matter, my blog is considered SPAM…

I get that, but it still stung a little.

So, to trusty Google I went, and started googling Married Couple Community Online or Young Wife Communities, and let me just tell you: and if its not polygamy, it’s link’s to Swingers websites.

I understand the need for Conception community websites. I understand the need for alternative lifestyle community websites. But what about a community for wives or married couples in general? Blogging is awesome. It does build a relationship between the bloggers and their readers, but what about an online community where we could share our posts but also communicate directly based on different topics? Message boards or Chat rooms or whatever…It would be nice to find other wives to talk to once in a while. My mom has life-long friends she met online in a chat room about SOAP OPERAS ten years ago…and I’ve met most of them since then.

Honestly, I don’t have any time to go out and do the typical 22 year old things. I don’t get weekly nights out with the girls, and we don’t get weekend trips. This weekend was an exception for my husband’s birthday, and it was just us and his parents. Because of my work schedule and the fact I live almost 2 hours from everyone I know, my circle of friends and contacts is very limited. ButΒ when I see someone from WordPress or any other site has commented or liked a post on my blog, it makes my day! I would love to get to know all of these ladies who have their own marriage/lifestyle blogs I follow as well.

So, my question is, do any of you know of a community online for young married women? There are so many “community” sites out there, and 99% of them are full of sicko’s and very inappropriate things. I see on WTE the women who although are going through something terrible, they’ve built friendships with the women around them, who know their struggles and strife and help build each other up through the process. I believe new wives, engaged couples, newlyweds and even veteran married woman should have their own support line!Β I know you can create your own on ProBoards, which is awesome if you have enough people who would like to join and whatnot. This is a really random post, I know. But, who else would love a community page like that? If WordPress had one, I’d definitely go check it out! There has to be one out there somewhere and I just can’t find it…

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36 thoughts on “Where all my Married Ladies at?

  1. Heather says:

    I was on the bump for the first 6 months of our ttc journey and eventually had to get off because it was just full of rude, hateful women who didn’t like anybody who didn’t act like them.

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    • The New(ish) Wife says:

      Oh trust me I know! I was on What To Expect with the pre pregnancy and TTC board and had to leave because the women there were so mean and hateful and picked on new people. Honestly, I didn’t know all there was to know about getting pregnant til I lurked on the boards. I was scared to ask questions!

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  2. Veronica Rogers says:

    Really, I don’t know of any community like this! There used to be an awesome one called project: on purpose and was primarily young wives and mothers- but unfortunately was recently discontinued. 😦 It’s so sad that the big, major forums (like the Bump and whatnot) are filled with women who aren’t there to encourage, but rather be ‘right’ and make points (that usually don’t matter). Best of luck in your search!

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  3. trismoore says:

    Did you manage to find one? If not, I vote that one gets created.
    I think it would be amazing and helpful.
    I don’t know a lot of women who go on those sites. I tried and they were so unsupportive when I miscarried it was unreal. I was called some very uncalled for names.

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  4. skinnyandsingle says:

    Hi again Newish!!! I suggest you go on reddit, there are tons of various communities you can jump into. TwoXChromosomes is designed for women especially. Plus there are fertility groups for support (I know this info from your other post)

    It’s actually an awesome resource, but I don’t suggest sharing your blog there until you’ve been a member for several months.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/
    Here’s the link for the TWO X, please don’t share your blog there, they will call you spam again, you won’t like it πŸ™‚

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