For Richer or For Poorer: Making Contradictions Work for a Successful Marriage

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For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health; from the very first day we say “I do,” marriage is filled with contradictions. The secret to making your relationship last until “death do you part?” Finding the balance between extremes and establishing equilibrium when it matters. 3 Tips to…

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Strengthening Parent/Child Bonds: 6 Tips for Dating Your Children

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In working with clients over the years, I've witnessed so many missed opportunities for parents and kids to connect that I've begun pointing out simple ways you can "date your kids."
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In addition to regularly planned and scheduled dates with your children, what if I were to propose the

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Family: The Importance of Mother-Son Relationships

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Parenting—When you are a mom all of your children are special, son or daughter, first or last. Each holds a special place in your heart but in a very different way. My son and daughter are polar opposites, thank goodness! It would be a bit boring and mundane to…

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Relationships: 3 Tips to Bringing Sexy Back in Your Marriage After a Baby

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Is your relationship with your partner starting to get stale after becoming parents? Do you look back and reminisce over all the fun you had in the past? Feeling like the fun times you had as a couple fade away once kids enter the picture happens to most couples.…

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Teenagers: 3 Ways to Help Kids Improve Communication Skills

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Teenagers—How does a mother explain how her tween daughter remembers every detail of an episode of iCarly, but can’t for the life of her recall where the hamper is? What’s really going on with an adolescent who quotes verbatim the whispered conversations of faraway classmates, but insists that she…

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Marriage and Money: How to Avoid Fighting About Finances

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I’m fairly certain that marital strife entered the picture right around the time the practice of bartering was replaced with the use of paper money. When we bartered, we all had the same power. As long as you had a skill or could make something, you could trade your skill…

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