Category: Relationships

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Teenage Love Problems

Teenage love problems are not trivial; they are pivotal. I remember being a young teen and my first experiences with relationships, love, and heartbreak. Very difficult but useful lessons were learned through those experiences. But what made it more difficult than it should have been was anytime an adult in my life would brush off my...

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Teen Love, Married Love

I never want to undermine the validity of being a teenager and being in love. Teen love and love problems can be very real and we as adults need to recognize that and validate our teens in that area. But as real as teen love can be, there is still quite a world of difference between...

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Study: Women Not As Happy As Men

You’ve come a long way, baby! Remember that advertisement? Well, it’s actually true, according to “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness.” But the same recent study says that women are generally not as happy as are men: “The gender wage gap has partly closed.” [Women’s] educational attainment has risen and is now surpassing that of men;...

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Ways To Improve Company Culture

One of the most underrated aspects of a company is its culture. A company’s culture dictates the type of employees that work there, the type of work that gets done, and how the work gets done. Company culture could also influence other factors too such as the productivity level of a company or the satisfaction of...

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We all do it. When we clean our houses, we ask ourselves if it’s as clean as it would be if Mom had done it. When someone we know buys something expensive, we question whether we should be doing well enough financially to buy such nice things. When we look in the mirror, we wonder if...

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Special Holiday Gifts to Give an Unemployed Friend

As more and more organizations rush to cut payroll before the end of the year, a lot of people are facing the prospect of starting 2009 without a job. While losing your job is usually a self-esteem buster, losing your job during the holidays brings with it additional concerns about not being able to give your...

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Should You Tell Your Friend the Bad News?

Friendships are complicated things, loaded with fun and good times, but also with difficulties and pitfalls. Group dynamics among friends can become very complex, especially when things like gossip and secrets come into the equation. The most difficult situation of all is when you find out something about your best friend that she doesn’t know yet,...

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She’s Just Not That Impressed by You

We’ve all now become very familiar with He’s Just Not That Into You mania. We heard about the book on Oprah, read the book begrudgingly, and maybe even saw the movie. It seems as though it’s only fitting that we give a little equal opportunity advice to our relational counterparts. Rather than a broadbrushed “She Just...