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New Dating Relationships: Stressing Over Valentine’s Day

New Dating Relationships: Stressing Over Valentine’s Day

You most likely hold unspoken expectations for Valentine’s Day when you are involved in new dating relationships. However, do not assume that your …

Your Friends Can Be Your Valentine’s Too

Your Friends Can Be Your Valentine’s Too

“I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends” William Shakespeare Richard II If your romantic partner is …

Are You No One’s Valentine?

Are You No One’s Valentine?

Have you been lamenting that you are no one's Valentine this year? It happens to the best of us. Some of us are in between relationships. Some are …

Be a Friend to the One You Love

Be a Friend to the One You Love

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie …

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Divorce

What NOT to Say to Your Divorcing Friends

What NOT to Say to Your Divorcing Friends

Seeing friends get divorced can be a disorienting experience, no matter what the circumstances. Suddenly, the unified couple you once knew becomes two individuals, often with different stories, perspectives and needs …

20 Useful Tips When Getting Divorced

20 Useful Tips When Getting Divorced

There are few, if any, who stand at the back of the church and think, “well, if it doesn’t work out, we’ll get divorced!” There is painstaking care taken with every detail of the wedding day from the dress, …

College Planning and Divorce

College Planning and Divorce

As a college funding consultant, I often work with families who have been through a divorce or separation. This brings up a host of additional planning issues. What I have noticed too frequently is that little …

Why YOU are the Solution to your Divorce

Why YOU are the Solution to your Divorce

This quote by Jim Rohn inserted in the above cartoon gave me a lot to ponder as a recent divorcee myself and a Certified Divorce Coach. It speaks to the underlying truth I have found in my own process, and in …

The Gray Divorce: From a Divorce Mediator’s Notebook

The Gray Divorce: From a Divorce Mediator’s Notebook

Lately, I’ve found myself working with several clients who are getting divorced after many years of marriage. In each of these cases, the kids are grown, the parents are facing retirement, and they’re done with each …

Succeed When Your Marriage Fails

Succeed When Your Marriage Fails

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson In a bad marriage couples build up anger, resentment and a sense of hopelessness. After divorce, people …

Health

Healthcare Uncertainty

Healthcare Uncertainty

Ever feel like you’re walking on eggshells, or feel like someone may rip the carpet right out from under your feet? Lots of times, right? Thousands of Americans are feeling that right now. With the recent polarizing …

Overlooked and Underestimated: The Importance of Senior Feet

Overlooked and Underestimated: The Importance of Senior Feet

Feet; we tend to not think about them – they are not particularly pretty, they are way opposite the body from the parts we tend to concern ourselves with, and they are largely just big hard knobs that we use to get …

After Holiday Blues

After Holiday Blues

The tree, the packages, the wrappings, the dishes that still need to be put away, and the people gone. Gone with them are the recent memories created. Gone with them, the times and the ghosts of those kept alive by the …

Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

A person who suffers from PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder has a hard time trusting others, opening up about the incident and their feelings and even communicating. They usually struggle with a constant sense of …

Tips For Living With Hearing Loss

Tips For Living With Hearing Loss

Whether you’re the person with diminished hearing or the family member of, you may have established some default habits that work against both of you . In April 2016 my article “Why Is There a Stigma About Using …

Tai Chi: Preventive Medicine for Any Age

Tai Chi: Preventive Medicine for Any Age

"Traditional Chinese Medicine" in general leaves quite a bit to be desired in terms of Western scientific backing, making it generally inappropriate for our aging loved ones. However, there is mounting evidence …

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