MSP Holiday Gift Idea #4: A Storypeople Print!

Though I’ve suggested Storypeople prints and art objects in the past, I’ll do so again because I’ve heard from plenty of readers how they appreciated the suggestion and ended up discovering artist and storyteller Brian Andreas’ beautiful words and art, and ultimately purchased a print or other piece. So here we go again.

This time, I’ll feature a print that I have come to really enjoy. It’s called Partners and the story goes like this: tied together by stuff too difficult to explain to someone new.

That’s always a tough part about ending a relationship, isn’t it? That feeling that makes you wonder how you are ever going to start anew with someone else… how you’ll ever find the energy, the optimism or the desire to start again by sharing your favorite color, explaining why you like a certain movie, or then there’s the bigger, harder stuff. Like how someone got you through a really tough time in regard to your job, getting through school, staying up late with you while you studied or cried, or shed tears of joy with you when you learned that you got a promotion or that you were going to become parents together. Or maybe they were with you at your darkest moment, like when you lost a parent or grandparent.

Small or big, some things tie people together in ways that make it hard to think about starting again… and these same things can help keep people together when they feel as though they are at the end of their rope. That feeling of "ugh, this is hard, but I don’t want to start over with someone new" can keep you with your partner just long enough until you fall back in love with them again or stop being mad.

Anyone know what I’m talking about? Who else has been there?

You can purchase the Partners print on the Storypeople web site or browse through other prints, such as those related to Relationships/Romance or Children/Parenting.

If you find a story that suits you, I’d love to hear about it. I always find your stories so touching.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • http://archdiva.etsy.com/ Lisa

    I adore StoryPeople! This one is fantastic, as usual.

    The one I have in my kitchen called “Almost New Age”…it says “is willing to accept that she creates her own reality, except for some of the parts where she can’t help but wonder what the hell she was thinking”.

    Yes! Brian nailed it! :)

  • http://archdiva.etsy.com Lisa

    I adore StoryPeople! This one is fantastic, as usual.

    The one I have in my kitchen called “Almost New Age”…it says “is willing to accept that she creates her own reality, except for some of the parts where she can’t help but wonder what the hell she was thinking”.

    Yes! Brian nailed it! :)

  • Debby

    Ha, that’s a good one too. He’s so talented at capturing the emotions whether joyous, self-deprecating, awe-inspiring, or sad. I have Flying Woman and Little Pieces in my dining room… but thinking which one I should add to my collection next.

  • Debby

    Ha, that’s a good one too. He’s so talented at capturing the emotions whether joyous, self-deprecating, awe-inspiring, or sad. I have Flying Woman and Little Pieces in my dining room… but thinking which one I should add to my collection next.