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Unforgettable Presents: Be the One to Gift Them

Unforgettable Presents: Be the One to Gift Them

Valentine’s Day just passed, how did you do? Were you a gift giving god or did you fall short? If she gasped and cried and couldn't stop telling her friends about her Valentine's Day experience, then congratulations! If not, there is room for improvement. Let's look at some tips for next year or your next celebration (anniversary, birthday, etc). If you tend to have trouble remembering all of the special dates consider using an online planner to remind you.

Can High Conflict Divorce Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Can High Conflict Divorce Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

“Once you go through a high conflict divorce you are never the same,” said Dana in a recent interview. Dana divorced her husband in 1999. Her ex, Jim had been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and he has made Dana’s life miserable for over 12 years. Due to the long, drawn out legal battle and Jim’s emotional abuse before and since the divorce Dana was recently diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is being treated as an inpatient and discussed what life has been like for her over the last few years.

The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot

Letting go of the past really hit home for a lot of my readers.  Stats on my website spiked over the past two days as people really looked into the effect dragging around the heavy stuff of yesterday is having on today.  If you're feeling stuck, frustrated or like something really needs to change in your life time to do an inventory:

Consolidating or Merging Households

Consolidating or Merging Households

Merging household goods or stuffs can be a provoking undertaking at any stage of life. However, there are some uncomplicated steps that can make the move easy and smooth: Make a list of all the household items and furniture you have and make a decision what is the best to keep for your new residence. Match rooms with existing furniture for the style you want to achieve.

Food and why?

Food and why?

Instead, to the previous one we add: stress, boredom, cold, to keep company. The consequences for a disordered eating: gaining weight, overspending, eating disordered diseases… Under stress people tend to act differently than in normal situation, even their attitude, personality changes, they become a different person. Stress situations: exams, job-related, personal life problems, I’m sure you all are familiar with them.

First-Date Advice for men

First-Date Advice for men

There have been mountains upon mountains of articles written about dating and first-dates in particular.. There are literally thousands of ways to cover the topic and I have read many of them. I have found that they are, for the most part, targeted at women. Experts, pundits, coaches and advisers of all kinds, each have their own take on the subject and no shortage of tips on how to have a successful first-date... for women. They tell women what to talk about, what not to talk about, how to act, how NOT to act, offer to pay the tab or split the tab, drink, don't drink...

Putting the Past in the Past

Putting the Past in the Past

When life throws challenges at us, when we experience great pain or loss there can be memories to be treasured.  There are some things, however, that we eventually discover are holding us back.  When my late husband first passed away, I wore his wedding ring around my neck on a chain.  It kept it close to my heart.  One day about six months later, I noticed I was carrying my head more forward than normal.  The weight of the ring was dragging me down. 

bride with a chainsaw

Dear Wendy, Am I Turning Into A Bridezilla?

Dear Wendy, I'm getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother — my only sibling — got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are planning to get married a mere six weeks before I do. Why couldn't they get married in May or November, so that there is more turn-around time? What if all of my out-of-state family comes to his wedding and then can't make it to mine? I invited them first! My mom is on the sickly side and is already stressed about one child getting married, so now I'm worried about her having to deal with two weddings back-to-back.

family fighting

Why Some Step-Families Fail To Blend

It’s possible that the family doesn’t “blend” because the children have moved out on their own and are starting their own families. That’s O.K., as long as there is respect for the new stepparent, as their parent’s spouse. It does make life a little tougher for the grandkids (who don’t understand why some of the grandparents are not accepted equally,) but it’s somewhat understandable if the kids are already on their own as adults and making their own decisions. These adult children are limiting the love these stepparents can have for them and for their children, but it is their own choice.

The “minuses” that block the view

The “minuses” that block the view

Either you’re on a first date or an interview or just being introduced to somebody, still you need to pass that “exam”. The exterior would always be blocking the view towards ones personality, but hey, that’s why we have our eyes for, but judging by only that, Is the same as judging all the celebrities by their magazine shots. Besides the only person who cares just about the exterior traits is the club doorman.