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Life Lessons from Dementia Caregiving Promises Made and Broken

In 1965 I was 9 years old when my grandfather was moved to a nursing home. The massive wooden door of the old mansion-turned-institutional care facility always opened with a soiled sense of despair. While visiting her father over...

The Turn Around: Be the Partner You Want Your Partner to Be

Most of us hear this statement, “Be the partner you want your partner to be” and we laugh and say, “Of course! Dah!”  But it often doesn’t work out that way.  Instead, we are often in the habit of...

How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty

In a society where our lives are increasingly busy, there are many demands on our time. As hectic are our schedules may be, we still find it difficult to say “no” when asked to take on just one more...

5 Steps to Grieving Well So You Can Live Well

We’re all missing someone, and it hurts. Loss is painful. Grief is challenging. We never get over people. We're not designed to. Life is about relationships. We're wired for connection. No wonder we don't do separation well. When someone we love...

Just Because It’s the Norm Does Not Mean It is Right

It is a big mistake to think that just because everyone else is doing something that we need to jump on the bandwagon too. Ironically, if you disagree with the latest socially accepted trend, you’re automatically the one that...

The 5 Secrets of a Happy Life

Gallup research shows that 70% of employees in America are unhappy. Thus, I paid attention one recent morning when my husband was in a good mood as he prepared to go to work. I asked what was up (since...

Your Ex Is Moving On. And You Should Too.

When your ex is moving on, it brings up all sorts of emotions. There are mixed feelings about a future without them, perhaps a great relief that they're finally someone else's problem to deal with, and the deeply personal...

Do Women Really Hit Their Sexual Prime in their 30’s?

For a young male in his early twenties, the appeal of an older woman is anything but ordinary. Chances are he has heard the erogenous locker room stories of just how sexually delicious a woman is when she hits...

Drastically Improve Any Relationship by Asking One Simple Question

Relationships can be hard for multiple reasons, but one significant culprit is our emotions. While they seem to make life complicated, they are a natural part of communication and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. This leaves us with two...

Becoming More Aware of Your Way of Being

One day I was in a restaurant with a friend and we were talking about relationships. She was telling me about how hard she can be with her husband sometimes. Being the curious type, I asked her for some...

Taken for Granted – Don’t be a Door Mat

Like most things in life - marriage, relationships, parenting and family all start out with the best of intentions. Everyone involves has rainbow vision, clearly expecting a colorful and magical life to come believing that the white picket fence and cast of characters will evolve as peacefully as an...

Sharing Responsibilities Around the House

Today more than ever households are comprised of more than one working adult. This can often make the traditional lines of dividing house hold chores, not so traditional! While married couples in many inadvertent ways continue to live life with certain tasks being associated with male or female; they...

Second Marriage Wedding Dresses – Is Ivory best

Ivory. Not ebony, but ivory. Ivory seems to be the predominant color chosen by brides who are getting married the second time. There is no rule in any etiquette book that dictates what color your second marriage wedding dress should be, but ivory seems to be the favorite. Type “second...