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Celebrate Our Differences

by: Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN

Everyone is Different and that’s Okay! A lot of people say it is human nature to try and change people to be exactly how WE want them to be. Everyone was born to be different. Think back to the first time you met that special person in your life. Did you critique their every word or gesture while talking to them? While they were speaking, did you think to yourself all of the ways you could change them to make them your perfect mate?

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Seriously Considering Divorce

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Hi Toni-  My spouse and I began seeing each other about ten years ago when we were both married to other people. We grew up in the same area, had mutual friends and had even dated briefly as teens. Then, in our 30s, we reconnected and the chemistry was incredible. When we began our affair, neither of us had children and both of us had been unhappy in our marriages for some time.

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Husbands, Take Note

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “Put the romance back into Valentine’s Day for your wife this year and SURPRISE her with something -- anything!” Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and that means all of us wives out there have our hopes up again -just as we did last year. In my experience, men have a difficult time being romantic all on their own.

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Unhappy Valentine's Day?

by: Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN

It doesn’t have to be unhappy! After a divorce, many holidays can be depressing. Valentine’s Day can be the most depressing of all. The media promotes this day for “lovers” and those not in a relationship – or just getting out of one – may feel left out. This can also leave you feeling as if something is wrong with you because you don’t have someone “special” to share it with.

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Did Cupid Dupe Us? Secret #2: Why the Fairtale Fails

by: Dr. Felicia Clark

This is part 2 of a 10 part series that reveals what Cupid omitted before striking us with his arrow. Part 1 talks about the different types of love and makes the distinction between egotistical and spiritual love. Here in part 2, we talk about Fairytale love (e.g. egotistical love) and why it has to evolve.

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Tradition

by: Tammy Greene

It is that time again. The time where we are supposed to feel "merry and bright." Where we are supposed to feel happy and generous. Unfortunately, what tends to happen is we wind up feeling hectic and stressed. It gets hard to think beyond our endless to-do lists and every minute is filled with shopping and parties.

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He Won't Talk About His Divorce

By Jim Duzak, JD

Dear Jim: I’m 53 and have been divorced for ten years. I started dating again in 2010 when my youngest graduated from high school. In the beginning, all I seemed to meet were guys who told me far too much about their divorces---how they were victimized by their nasty ex-wives, bloodsucking attorneys, stupid judges, etc. I was really turned off by the negativity.

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Do Sweat the Small Stuff in Marriage

by: Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill, Ed.S., LMFT

Marriage, Family, and Work Life are a delicate balancing act as we all know, and unfortunately being out of balance can trigger a path towards divorce.

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The Angry Spouse

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

Dear Toni- I am struggling with a problem I thought I would never have- an angry spouse. My husband and I are in our forties, have been married 13 years and have two children. We both work, he full time and me part time. I am self-employed and work from home.

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Keeping Score the Right Way

by: Tia Sorensen

Quote: Let’s move forward with a story of my embarrassment, the panic it caused, and the happy ending that left me realizing I was keeping score the wrong way in my marriage.

You have probably figured out by now that I like to speak from personal experience. That means I’m not painted in the best light all of the time, but you know what, if more than one person can learn from my mistakes, then why not?

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Life 2.0-Always a Bright Side!

by: Monique Honaman, JD

“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” – Rupert Brooke I recall saying, “I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy” as I was going through my divorce. I later added a statement: “… but it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”

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