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10 Ways to Have a Happier Marriage

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“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin Marriage is something that seems pretty straight forward, you get married, you become a partnership, and it is full of bliss. But the reality is that a marriage is just like a partnership, which means that you don’t always see eye to eye. …

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5 Secrets to Making New Friends as an Adult

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It’s easy to make friends as a kid. Show up at the playground, chase someone around the swings in a game of tag, and voila – you have a new best friend.  As an adult, making friends isn’t so simple. Adults are naturally pickier than a kid at a playground. You are more complicated than you were at five years …

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15 Signs Your Husband is Cheating

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Sometimes it feels as if people are simply programmed to cheat. Perhaps not everyone, and not in every relationship, but the data suggests a large percentage of folks will be unfaithful at least once in their life. One of the most robust surveys on the topic claims 19 percent of American women and 23 percent of men have been adulterous. …

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5 Parenting Styles: What Really Works & The Effects on Children

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“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” – P.J. O’Rourke One of the hardest parts about being a parent is that children don’t come with an instruction manual. Even though there are books to read and theories about how to raise children, what most parents quickly find out is that not any one thing works …

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37 Inspirational Relationship Quotes

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We’ve pulled together a thoughtful collection of some inspirational quotes to reinforce your connection to a loved one. The following series of inspirational quotes on love may show you what’s possible in your relationships.

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7 Signs You’re a Helicopter Parent and why you Need to Stop!

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The “helicopter parent” might be a new phrase, but it is not a new phenomenon. A helicopter parent is just as the visual suggests. They hover over their children, monitoring them, and wait for any opportunity to swoop in and fix things. Although it is your job, as a parent, to watch over your children, keep them safe from harm, …

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Learn to Love Again: Seven Tips for Dating After Divorce

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“The wrong relationships teach you how to recognize the right one when it arrives” –  anonymous. But only when we stop and take the time to change… When you said “I do,” you entered into an entirely new world of couple-hood. But, unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out as you plan. If you have gone through a divorce, come out …

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Special Needs Parenting: Dealing With the Isolation & Depression

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“Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness”  Anonymous From the minute I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter, I had all types of visions of what he or she would look like, how tall they would be and whether they would have brown …

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10 Signs (or Reasons) you Should go to Couples Therapy

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Something doesn’t feel right in your relationship, but you are having trouble putting your finger on it. There are more arguments over trivial issues, more criticisms flying back and forth, and a general sense of unhappiness. It’s starting to feel like this turmoil is about more than just dirty socks on the floor. Is this an indication it’s time to …

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8 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting After the Divorce

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Live in such a way that if your children are ever asked for the definitions of kindness, integity and loyalty, they’ll answer, “my parents.” Ali B. Moe Parenting is one of the most challenging and important jobs in a person’s life. But unlike other jobs, being a parent does not come with an agreed upon manual, set of instructions, or …