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Fewer fish in the 'boomer' dating pool

by Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni: I am a 50-something, twice married but presently single female. My first marriage lasted 22 years and produced 3 children who are now grown. Their father was a very supportive partner in many ways, but he was completely irresponsible and could not — would not — hold down a job, pay a bill, or balance the checkbook even though he was a college graduate and came from a privleged background.

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Hounded by a control freak

Dear Jim: I’m 34 and have been married two years. My husband and I separated last month because all we ever did was fight. I’m not sure I want to get back together but right now I can’t even think straight. He contacts me at least ten times a day begging me to take him back. He texts me, emails me, he calls me at work and shows up at my work, he even calls my mother to tell her how much he misses me.

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Tempted by an old boyfriend

by: Jim Duzak

Dear Jim: I just heard from “Michael,” an old boyfriend from the early 1980s. We didn’t so much break up as drift apart; He went off to grad school in Chicago, and I went to Spain for a year that turned into three years. But I guess I never lost my feelings for him because they all came back when I saw his name on the email. I’m married and so is Michael.

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8 Ways to Show Your Husband Love

by: Tammy Greene

Healthy and happy marriages are not something that just happens by chance. They are the result of being nurtured and cared for on a regular basis.

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I'll Leave it Up to You

by: Jim Duzak, JD.

Dear Jim: My boyfriend and I are in our late thirties and have been together for three years. He’s a real sweetheart, and he’s the only man I’ve ever seriously wanted to be married to. We met through eHarmony.com and we had both said in our profiles that commitment and marriage were what we were seeking. But now, he’s avoiding any conversation about our long-term future.

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We seem sexually incompatible

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear: Toni

Here’s a new one for you — my sex drive is much stronger than that of my husband, Joe, and it’s causing a problem in our new (almost one year) marriage.

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RESPECT GOES A LONG WAY AFTER A FAILED MARRIAGE

by: Janeen Diamond 

I met with a group of divorced ladies the other night, and something struck me as I listened in on some of their conversations. These particular women were very respectful of their ex-spouses.

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5 Lessons Learned From a Sister's Love

by: Ganel-Lyn Condie

I recently experienced a great loss when my beautiful 40-year-old little sister took her own life. She was strong, loving, and sensitive. She dealt with depression, anxiety, learning disabilities and the scars of trauma.

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SEPARATED IN NAME ONLY

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni-

About six months ago my husband Tony and I made the decision to separate. Our eight-year marriage has been marked by many highs and lows, and we have tried counseling twice with minimal positive changes resulting.

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Solo Parenting: THE TIME MACHINE YOU NEED

by: Cynthia MacGregor

A recent article in the local daily paper commented on the horrifying number of murders and suicides in our area (South Florida) directly attributable to divorces.

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Regretting Divorce

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni- I’m a divorced woman in my early forties with two tween aged kids. About 3 years ago I initiated the divorce action due to feeling overwhelmed as a working mom, a perceived lack of support from my spouse- and a belief that the grass would be greener on the other side of marriage. After almost two years as a single mom, I have found that belief to be completely untrue.

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