How to Help Your Partner Through a Loss

by: Tia Sorensen

This past week I lost my grandmother. I won’t lie, it has been rough. My mom’s parents helped raise me since I was 6 weeks old and I’m pretty sure my grandpa will continue to raise me even though I’m almost 30. My mom was single for most of my childhood, so my brother and I spent a lot of time with our grandparents.

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Healthy Relationship Tips

by: Allison Lloyds, MS, LMFT

Healthy relationships consist of two individuals who are capable of working on themselves in order to make the relationship flourish. As human beings we often have a hard time owning our contribution to the relationship dynamic and instead point the finger at our partner, blaming them for the challenges at hand. This leads to various cycles and patterns that are unhealthy and unsatisfying. Want to make a change for the better?

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He's Taking Custody of Our Mutual Friends

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni-

I’m a soon to be divorced, childless female in my early thirties. My almost ex Andy and I have been married for four years but together for over 10.

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What's Bugging You?

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “I need to find solutions ...so my family will like me again." I recently wrote an article about getting through stressful times. I mentioned figuring out what’s bothering you -- and then coming up with some solutions -- might help you lessen your stress.

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Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt and Why It Profits Us All

by: Michele Howe

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”George MacDonald We are mistake-makers. It is part of being human. Every day, more accurately, every hour, we err. Whether in areas of judgment, precision, or skill…individuals forget to read an entire report, they overlook a deadline, or rush to the next task without first checking their calendar. In short, we are error-ridden folk.

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Dating After Divorce: Beyond Sexy, Maintaining a Spark-Part 5

by: Dr. Felicia Clark

This is the last of a 5-part series that teaches women how to have the relationship of their dreams. Part 1 is about activating feminine energy to trigger a man’s provider/protector instinct. Part 2 discusses being upfront about yours needs without fear of ‘running off’ the wrong man. Part 3 teaches how to be receptive and part 4 teaches how to choose spiritual qualities over survival needs. Now, you will learn how to be sensual using mating science.

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Change: It Takes Two

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “I believe any marriage can survive any problem, no matter how massive it is.” I was sitting at lunch just the other day having a conversation with one of my very best girlfriends. We were talking about how unfortunately, problems arise in everyone’s marriages.None of us is immune.

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5 Words We Should Say More Often

by: Tammy Greene

We are a society of words. Words seem to come easy to us. They are endless, especially in this day and age of social media. We seem to have no problem speaking our opinions of celebrities, talking about the hottest political topic or even sharing personal details about potty training our toddlers.

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Warning: Work Ahead

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “Why does marriage have to be so hard?" I was talking with a friend the other day who was expressing concern over some problems she and her husband had been having.

She stopped for a moment and asked, “Why does marriage have to be so hard?

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Thank You and Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

by: Ganel-Lyn Condie

I think it is very appropriate to wish my parents Daniel Clay Killough and Lou Ree Ganel Larson Johnson a "Happy Anniversary" from way back in 1968....They haven't been together for years, but they have been a great example of how adults should and could handle divorce.

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The New Yours, Mine and Ours

by: Lisa Borchetta, MACP, CMC, ACC

When I was a child, one of my favorite movies was “Yours, Mine and Ours”, the story of a widower with 10 children who marries a widow with eight of her own.

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