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High School Graduation & Leaving the Nest

High School Graduation & Leaving the Nest

At Mars Venus Coaching we believe that learning comes in waves, of about eight years—at least it’s so for me. So, when I talk to soon-to-be high school graduates, I often ask myself what I wished I knew then, that I know now. As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, or mentors—what wisdom can we give that will be: (1) heard and (2) taken to heart?

Are You a High Maintenance Woman?

Are You a High Maintenance Woman?

Men are ever-watchful to avoid getting involved with high maintenance women. Men are ever-watchful to avoid getting involved with high maintenance women. You’ve heard of High Maintenance women but do you know what that means? Hopefully, after I explain this sad malady, you’ll cleanse any HM behavior you might have going. First, a high maintenance woman needs things to be just right. She extremely particular what restaurant, or type of restaurant, she needs to be taken to. She’s extremely particular what table she needs to sit at. She’s extremely particular how she needs her food to be prepared.

RELATIONSHIPS LIVE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE...

RELATIONSHIPS LIVE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE...

How many times have you heard: “Oh … I didn’t really mean it.” Or, ”I’m sorry I said that. I take it back.” Or, “I was just angry and wanted to get back at you, that isn’t how I really feel.” How many times have you said one of those?

How to Choose a Coach

How to Choose a Coach

There are tons of helpers out there for almost every issue a person can come up with. When looking for a Coach, here are some things to keep in mind.
 1. First and foremost is a CONNECTION. When you are interviewing your prospective Coach, be yourself. Don’t hold back. Use the language you use. State your opinions. Make yourself known. Then listen for how this person responds. Are they in tune with you? Are they sensitive to your style? Do they really hear you or are they intent on their own agenda? Do you feel understood and accepted?

Glamour of Business Travel… Uh-Huh

Glamour of Business Travel… Uh-Huh

Why is it the first thing you think of when your lover says he has to travel on business is "What about me?" Why is that narcissistic yelp the first thing out of your mouth? Why, no matter how good your relationship is, do you instantly visualize abandonment? I'm washing my dog at one of those do-it-yourself places, and in the tub next to me is a St. Bernard, whose owners are having this not-too-happy discussion.

Secrets to Not Having Secrets About Money

Secrets to Not Having Secrets About Money

When you get down to what separates great, long-lasting partnerships from ones that start with the best intentions but fizzle out over time, there are a few very basic rules and behaviors that while seemingly common sense, most people don't have a clue about. The truth is that we can all use a boost in our E.L.Q. ... our emotional intelligence when it comes to navigating the waves of our most intimate love relationships (a.k.a. your Emotional Love Quotient.)

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The Allure of the Nanny: Why Men Cheat With Domestic Workers

I have to say I was somewhat dismayed when I heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were breaking up and that the reason for their break up was Arnold’s affair with his family's housekeeper. I found myself feeling weary of hearing the same old story. It seems like every other day on the news a story surfaces about a powerful man cheating on his beautiful wife with an employee, an intern or some other type of domestic worker.