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Dating After Divorce: Choosing Qualities of Fulfillment Part 4

by: Dr. Felicia Clark

This is part 4 of a 5-part series that teaches women how to have the relationship of their dreams instead of reacting to their divorce.
Part 1 is about activating your feminine energy so that you trigger a man’s provider/protector instinct instead of only stimulating his desire for sex.

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Finding Some Alone Time

by: Tammy Greene

If you are married and have a blended family, there is no doubt that life can feel very overwhelming. Suddenly your world has become a whole lot bigger and your responsibilities have doubled. The balancing act this can bring may leave you neglecting important areas of your life, you marriage being one of them.

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Creating a Strong Relationship With Your Partner

by: Sharon Rivkin, MS, MFT

The healthiest and longest lasting relationships don’t just happen because a couple fell in love. The majority of strong and healthy relationships are created by using a formula composed of six vital elements. Good/open/honest communication and a willingness to change. This happens with practice.

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A Happy Divorce?

by: Sharon O'Neill, Ed.S, LMFT

A happy divorce? That truly sounds like an oxymoron and it certainly is for many a divorced couple and family. But then, when have you heard a couple’s goal to be a happy divorce? You may think it absurd! To move toward a happy divorce may feel like you are acquiescing and no longer fighting for what is right.

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Gaslighting

by: Tina Swithin

I have been described as a free-spirit on many occasions in my life.I’ve always been the happy-go-lucky one who can see the positives in every situation.When I first met Seth, a modern day Prince Charming, I was bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to grab hold of life with all of my might. Seth was drawn to my carefree attitude and innocent curiosity of the world around me.

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Are You Communicating Effectively? How to Avoid Using Aversive Strategies in Your Relationship

by: Allison Lloyd, LMFT

Many individuals, couples and families who seek out therapy report that they have a difficult time dealing with conflict in an effective way, often using aversive control strategies in the ineffectual attempts to change the behavior of those around them.

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4 Things That Will Pronounce a Relationship D.E.A.D.

by: Nancy Lang

I want to know why we’re not required to take classes in relationships! We must learn the periodic table, the algebraic steps to figure out what ‘x’ equals, and dissect a frog; we can learn woodshop, pottery, automotive technology or electronic technology. But learning and understanding the differences between men and women, and the skills and nuances involved in dealing with relationships are not taught. Why??

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Must We Remain Friends With Our Ex Husbands?

by: Nancy Lang

The Universe can have a very ironic sense of humor. I recently had an altercation via e-mail with my ex-husband (about money of course), and all of my old buttons were not only pushed, but got stuck in ‘I’m hurt, I’m not respected, I’m not appreciated, I’m pissed, and I hate you!’ mode. For two days I stewed and chewed on the not so petty file in my memory drive, as I was reminded of the many reasons why we got divorced.

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Susan's Sage Advice: Dating Daddy Mistakes

Article by Susan Trombetti in Children

Don’t try to make every woman you meet the mother of your children! Lots of times it comes naturally to a woman to nurture since we were brought up that way, but women don’t really want to wipe your child’s face and tie their shoe laces. She would rather be enjoying a romantic evening at a vineyard or a candlelight dinner with you and escaping life’s realities for a bit.

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The Gift of Gratitude

Article by Lisa Borchetta, MACP, CPC, ACC, in Wellbeing

It’s not uncommon for post-divorced individuals to look back with a critical eye at the reasons why they married their ex-spouse in the first place. That pervasive feeling that “clearly someone made a mistake somewhere” bubbles to the surface over and over again. After going through the  process of separation and divorce where differences between you and your one-time partner become magnified it isn’t surprising that you would wonder, “What was I possibly thinking!?!” And while spending some time looking at your thought process and decision making factors may have some usefulness down the line, the results are often more likely to just stir the negative pot of emotions regarding how you feel about; the influential people in your life, your ex and yourself. The reality is that for whatever reasons you thought were good enough at the time – you chose to get married and it didn’t work out. So now what?

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Can Love Be Better the Second Time Around?

Article by Patricia Bubash, M.Ed. in Relationships

Yes it can! This is according to the couples I interviewed for my book, Successful Second Marriages. What prompted a book about second marriages?The failure of my own second marriage, and my admiration for remarrieds who found success in this second chance at love. Success, in spite of the negative numbers for second marriages. Statistics approximate that half of first marriages end in divorce. For second timers, the odds for staying together get even tougher. Two thirds of those taking the plunge-a second time, don't make it. With odds like these, it is surprising that more than half of those first time exes do remarry. But they do! Because we are a nation in love with

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