Category: Relationships

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Prescription: Forgiveness

Want to know how to lower your blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, lower your heart rate, and reduce stress? Who doesn’t? Is it the latest diet? Yoga? Do you have to drink grapefruit juice all day? None of the above. The prescription for all the above benefits and more is forgiveness. Have you ever felt that...

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Making Friends When You Move

It can be hard to start over and make new friends. When you move, yes, you still have your friends “back home” and you keep in touch with them, but you need to make new friends, too — friends that live near you, have similar interests as you, and that will help you out when you...

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Love vs. Lust ?

If you’re like most women, you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself at one time or another if what you’re feeling towards someone you’re dating could be love. Let’s face it, the dating world is already complicated — and it’s not getting any easier! To further complicate matters, our emotions don’t always make themselves clear. So, love vs. lust...

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How We Communicate: Love Language

We had come just so far in the family counseling process.  The sixteen-year-old daughter was no longer hitting her ten-year-old brother or her mother, mom wasn’t crying and laying in bed all day long anymore, and dad was making a concerted effort to come home in time for dinner each night. Even with all the progress,...

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Long Distance Relationships: What Are Your Chances of Success?

So you’ve met someone, and it’s going really well, but… they live far away. Maybe in another part of the country, or perhaps in another country altogether. Most of your friends tell you you’re crazy for sticking with it, that it’ll never work, and that you may as well bail out now before it ends in...

Learning from our Enemies

In the days leading up to the inauguration, Katie Couric asked ex-President Obama what books, besides the Bible, he considered the most essential for his Presidential role. His answer: Team of Rivals. Team of Rivals is about Abraham Lincoln, Obama’s hero, and some of the members of his cabinet that he personally selected. Instead of selecting members...

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Jealousy vs Envy And How To Deal With Each

Do you know the difference between jealousy and envy? If not, keep reading to learn how to recognize the signs of these two emotions and what to do about them so they don’t ruin the relationship you have with your significant other, friends, and/or family. First Things First: The Difference The words “jealous” and “envious” are...

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Intention vs Perception, and How to Handle Them

We have all been on either side of this issue at one time or another: we did or said something with the best of intentions, but it was perceived in a completely different way. Or when someone has said something that we perceived to be totally disrespectful, yet they didn’t mean it that way at all....