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  • Welcome to our Relationships page. From how to improve your marital relationship, ways to get along with your in laws, and tips on forming strong bonds with your children to positive self talk and communicating more effectively, this section has it all. Check out our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the latest on strengthening your relationships.

Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

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Growing up, my parents went out on a date night every Friday night. When I got married, I assumed my husband and I would follow suit. But, while we have definitely tried to make going out for date night a weekly occurrence, it hasn't always been possible. Coming up…

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Mommy Dating: 4 Ways to Get to Know the Moms of Your Children’s Friends

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Relationships—Now that school is back in session, hopefully you and your child are over the first day jitters. I know for our house, they can last for a couple of months. There are many things that involve going back to school; new teachers, new classmates, new schedules, and making…

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Parents: How Fathers Can Build Relationships With Their Kids

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Fathers play a significant role in the development of their children and nothing is as heart warming than the relationship between a daughter and her father. Even though I may be an adult who no longer lives with my father, he still plays an integral part of who I have…

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Train Travel: Going From Boston to Portland Maine by Amtrak

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My husband and I are in a friendly competition to see who can get to all 50 US states first. We have driven from New York to Salt Lake City, jumped in front of plantation homes in Mississippi, and spent afternoons in national parks all in a quest to beat…

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Pets: 7 Ways Dogs Enhance Family Relationships

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Those of you who know me understand that I'm afraid of animals. The fear I have for dogs, cats, horses, and other animals is illogical, difficult to understand, and downright ridiculous. But, aren't most fears? When I married Troy Pattee 15 years ago, he only had one requirement:…

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7 Things Mothers Should Teach Their Daughters

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Being a mother to a daughter is very challenging. I should know, I have been doing it for the past 15 years!  One thing I have discovered is a relationship built on trust and honesty is one of the most important things you can ever establish with your daughter. Accomplish …

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