Time for Connection in Your Relationship

Time for Connection in Your RelationshipAt the beginning of a relationship, nothing gets in the way of time together – not chores, children, work, friends, or “stuff”. The wonder and passion of life will pass you by if you do not schedule in time to connect.

By: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Gretta and David fell deeply in love in their mid 50’s. They were both astounded at the level of passion they experienced.

At the beginning of their relationship, nothing got in the way of their time together – not chores, children, work, friends, or “stuff”. Nothing was more important than their time together.

However, when …

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Does Your Life Lack Meaning?

Does Your Life Lack Meaning?Loneliness is the primary feeling when we want to connect with another and the other is unavailable. If you were completely open to your feelings, you would feel moments of loneliness throughout the day.

By: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Vera sought out counseling with me because her doctor advised her to discover the emotional causes of her chronic fatigue. Vera, a successful stockbroker, was in a loving 18-year marriage. On the surface, everything in her life was fine. She had enough money, friends, and a good relationship. Yet Vera awoke each morning battling fatigue and depression.

David sought my help because …

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The Argument Women Can’t Win

Agruement Women Can't WinUnlike a disagreement in the business world, an argument between a woman and her husband or boyfriend can start out in a logical manner but can end up in a heated uncontrollable argument.

By: Bob Grant

When it comes to fighting and disagreeing with men, women frequently make a critical mistake which ends up causing them to feel hurt and lonely.

Here is the scenario that typically happens. During a routine conversation there is a disagreement between the woman and her husband/boyfriend. It starts out in a logical manner with two competent speaking adults simply talking about a problem or

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Be Exactly Who You Are!

Be Exactly Who You Are!Changes, no matter how big or small, are not appropriate if they are for someone else. Any time you change anything about yourself to please another, it will have negative consequences.

By: Lisa Stuart

Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner consistently complains about you or about the things that you do? Perhaps he just makes subtle comments but you know he really means them? These careless acts play on your insecurities and you may have found that you were changing the things about yourself that he was complaining about or commenting on in an effort to …

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A Little Patience Goes a Long Way

Patience Goes a Long WayThe lack of patience is the key to so much unhappiness and grief in this world. The next time you feel impatient, take a moment to remind yourself of how you felt when someone had no patience with you.

By: Gary Mosher

We all know that relationships can be difficult. One of the best methods we have for making every relationship less stressful and more enjoyable is to show a little patience. Patience has been defined as what we lack for the driver in front of us and demand from the driver behind us.

In truth, patience is nothing more …

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Anger — Lose Your Cool and Look Like a Fool

Get Angry and Look Like a FoolEverybody gets angry. Whether it is at a family member, a co-worker or the stranger who took our parking spot, we all get angry. The problem with getting angry is that it won’t solve the problem, but will probably create new ones.

By: Gary Mosher

I recently witnessed a scene in a mall parking lot that has had a lasting effect on me – it was two middle-aged women arguing over a parking spot. They were both standing beside their cars and screaming at each other while waving their arms in a threatening manner. The argument eventually became a name-calling …

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Tomorrow’s Happiness Begins Today

Tomorrow's Happiness Begins TodayTo find happiness you first have to understand where happiness comes from. If you want to be happy tomorrow you must choose carefully what you do today.

By: Gary Mosher

If you want to be happy tomorrow you need to begin working at it today. Some people spend their lives waiting for happiness to arrive on its own and it never comes. Others work hard at creating wealth but still aren’t happy, discovering that money only brings a whole different set of problems. Happiness is a state of mind and not the size of your bank account. Happiness is emotional …

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Infidelity: Stop The Pain!

Infidelity: Stop The Pain!

Normally infidelity takes place with someone at work. Look for patterns of deceptive or “secret” behavior. You don’t need to be an expert at this just watch your spouse.

By: Bill Mitchell

After rescuing and investigating more than 2000 cases of infidelity I know what to prescribe. Follow this prescription and find healing for your condition.

 
Here are seven steps to take if you suspect your spouse of cheating on you:

1. Stop asking direct questions. Yes that’s right. If you hope that your spouse will tell the truth I can assure you he won’t. It’s just that simple, …

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Turning Strangers into Friends

Learning to make conversation with new people can be the first step to making many new friends. It takes time and effort to turn casual strangers into friends.

By: Royane Real

Do you find it easy to make conversation with people you’ve just met? Or does the thought of trying to make conversation with someone new make you break out in a cold sweat?

If you don’t feel comfortable making casual conversation with people you have just met, you will find it harder to make new friends. You will also find it more difficult to fit in at your …

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Eight Things You Must Do to Deter Burglars

 

Burglars don’t usually do much advance planning for specific break-ins.If closer examination reveals that your home is not an easy target, they just move on.

 
By: James Strobes

Why should you bother with preventive home security measures? Because of one simple fact — most home break-ins are crimes of opportunity.

Burglars don’t usually do much advance planning for specific break-ins. They pick out any target that seems to be easy. If closer examination reveals that your home is not an easy target, they just move on.

Here are eight things you can do to prevent your home

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Victorine’s Art of Seduction

Mademoiselle Victorine

Have we forgotten the rules of the Art of Seduction? Are we as charming or mysterious as women we read about from the past? Do we flirt and fascinate? Do we flirt with old ladies, the butcher behind the counter, little kids, and dogs?

 

By: Debra Finerman
Author of Mademoiselle Victorine

We women in the twenty first century are the most accomplished, talented, educated women in history. But are we as charming or mysterious as women we read about from the past? Do we flirt and fascinate? I don’t mean just flirting with men. Do we flirt with …

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Regional Guide to In-Laws

Regional Guide to In-Laws

Seven territories of in-law personalities in the USA … each with a unique flavor. West Coast In-Laws drink their Napa Valley wine and Starbucks coffee while eating their home made macrobiotic muffins. They’re not laid back but ultra-aggressive about lifestyle choices.

By: Dina Koutas Poch

There are seven territories of in-law personalities in this great country of ours. Each has its own unique flavor.

1. West Coast In-Laws

(California, Oregon, Washington)

Three words: Burning Man Festival. Your in-laws live where Manifest Destiny carried them. They come from a long line of gold hunters — those in search of a truer, …

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Who’s Marjory?

Who is Marjory?

She spent her time taking classes, dancing the night away at the local disco and dating a string of loser boyfriends who didn’t treat her well. Marjory frequently spoke of wanting to be a singer, a writer, a school teacher, a wife and mother.

By: Eileen Kisailus

I once knew a woman named Marjorie. Actually, I knew her when she was younger. We sort of grew up together, but our friendship gradually faded like most young relationships do. However, over the years we have run into each other, or I kept tabs on her whereabouts through mutual friends or acquaintances.…

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Sword and Blossom — Discovering a Love Story

Japanese Origami

She found a stash of old letters, still in their original thin white envelopes, with foreign stamps and sealing wax. The letters inside were on rolled, thin, hand made “makigami” paper, and many of them contained pressed flowers.

By: Peter Pagnamenta, co-author of Sword and Blossom: A British Officer’s Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman

In 1982 a retired Tokyo teacher was going through boxes in a storeroom, when she found a stash of old letters, still in their original thin white envelopes, with foreign stamps and sealing wax. They were bundled tightly together and there were over …

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My Son is Getting Married!

My Son is Getting Married!

They met at a local gym where each worked out several days a week. Susan had recently moved into the neighborhood and their mutual interest in fitness quickly sparked a relationship.

By: Natasha Morgan

I knew that Jeff was crazy about his girlfriend Susan. He spent every waking moment with her to the exclusion of his long time college friends.

The two met at a local gym where each worked out several days a week. Susan had recently moved into the neighborhood and their mutual interest in fitness quickly sparked a relationship. As weeks flew by they found more common …

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