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Abortions and Grandmothers ~ An Odd Lament

Abortions and Grandmothers ~ An Odd Lament

The grief of abortion can travel through generations. One of the saddest cases I can recall in my counseling career, was an aborted baby’s grandmother. Her name was Dottie. She was such a sweet lady. I know she would have been a “picture book” grandmother had she been given the chance. Dottie found out about the abortion ten years after it happened. Sometime back her son stored some items at her house. Later, in an innocent attempt to clean the garage, Dottie found the paper trial of the abortion that had occurred a decade earlier.

The Number One Reason Marriages Fail

The Number One Reason Marriages Fail

I’ve been counseling couples in marriages for almost eight years. I am always amazed at the pain involved in relationships. Mostly, I never fail to be fascinated in every single case with the resilience that God gives us concerning a marriage union. When I look at all the reasons the marriage union dissolves, what seems to be the common denominator is how well couples do (or don’t) handle conflict.

Still Having Sex With Your Ex?

Still Having Sex With Your Ex?

By GalTime Love Coach, Johanna Lyman There are plenty of good- and some not so good- reasons to sleep with your ex. How can you tell whether you’re justifying a bad thing to yourself or if it’s really not a big deal? Let me start by saying that feeling guilty is not a good guide. Our culture has many conflicting ideas of what’s appropriate, and we’ve been trained from childhood to feel guilt at the slightest provocation, that guilt by itself is not a reliable sign of wrong-doing.

Why You Shouldn't Pick Up Girls On The Subway

Why You Shouldn't Pick Up Girls On The Subway

So, today, as I was commuting home after a hard day’s work, I was thinking about the topic that I’d choose to write about for the YourTango article I had planned to write: My response to the "What’s Your Number" movie I enjoyed seeing last weekend? Maybe.

How To Tell if He's Really Into You on The 1st Date

How To Tell if He's Really Into You on The 1st Date

In Sandy’s initial emails, it appeared that she had dating all figured out. Later she admitted that after talking to Jim for three weeks, via texting, emailing and a few phone conversations that she felt as though there was finally some chemistry between she and a guy. It had been months since someone of this caliber had come along and she did not want to blow it.

Are you looking for the finish line in love?

Are you looking for the finish line in love?

Many singles believe that they will be complete when their ideal partner arrives. They look forward to the time when the hard road of singlehood is over and they can relax in the comfort and safety of a relationship. They can celebrate as they finally reach the love finish line. It may seem comforting to know that there is an end to the madness but this type of thinking creates a trap which can lead to more Mr. Wrongs and broken dreams.

Relationships: Why Do You Attack and Blame?

Relationships: Why Do You Attack and Blame?

"A woman who I was dating and who I really liked ended our relationship and is dating someone else. I see her all the time at the market and I feel like yelling at her." "I keep vowing not to, but I keep getting really angry at my husband when he is distant." "I lost my temper with my assistant and now she is suing me. I just can't seem to help getting furious when people mess up."

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10 Steps To Smooth, Sexy Skin

I struggled with acne for years. I tried every lotion, potion, contraption and medication on the market, but it wasn't until I changed things from the inside out that I found a lasting difference. I know, it might seem too simple, but I really did heal my acne with diet. Below are my top 10 suggestions for how you can get super model skin without breaking the bank on fancy products or poisoning yourself by meddling with medications.

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Win Over Your Mother-In-Law In 5 Simple Steps

My mother-in-law is great. Thoughtful, helpful, smart, and not the least bit annoying to hang out with — even over long periods of time. And no, I'm not just saying this because she might stumble upon this article online! When I hear all the horror stories from my friends, I thank my lucky stars that I somehow managed to snag not only the perfect guy — but a great mother-in-law to boot. Sorry to brag, but, trust me, she's worth bragging about! So how did she become so awesome? Well, she gives all the credit to her own mother-in-law — who, she claims, was the best mother-in-law ever. And every day, she says, she tries to live by her example.