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5 Things You Want Out of Marriage That Will Never Happen

5 Things You Want Out of Marriage That Will Never Happen

Unrealistic Expectations of the Things You Want Out of Marriage When Lori met Dan she was over the top happy believing that she had finally found the one. When they decided to get married she had such dreams of the wonderful life they would have together. The wedding was beautiful, the honeymoon exquisite and then when the honeymoon phase ended, she was shocked.

How To Give Yourself the Gift of Change This Year

How To Give Yourself the Gift of Change This Year

I was coaching a man recently, and his reaction to the call for change was classic. To Jack, changing meant he wouldn’t be the person he used to be.  About that, we agreed.  He wouldn’t be his old self any longer. As he contemplated change, his concerns began to surface. “I don’t want to lose myself.  I mean, I’m me.  I’ve been this way all of my life.  Anything else would feel phony and awkward.”

Confessions of a Porn Zombie

Confessions of a Porn Zombie

“Poooooooooorrrrrrn . . . . . Pooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnn ….. Porrrnnnnnnnn ….” . . . I grunted as my lifeless corpse limped closer to what it needed most. Shuffling, slow, and primal I fixed my gaze on the “food” glowing off my computer screen, . . . calling me . . . I called back, “poooorrrrrrrnnnn.”  Now sweating, my heart beating faster then it did all day. All day, I knew relief was coming, that I would feel again. “Pooorrrrrnn.”  

Women are Pickier Than Men When Choosing a Partner

Women are Pickier Than Men When Choosing a Partner

I will second that.  Given your extensive research as well as any personal experience, I’d like to give you the opportunity to share with our listeners, many of whom are singles who are very interested in finding their mates, any suggestions you may have for them. This would be based on your extensive research, personal experiences and the different experts that you’ve spoken with. Lori Gottlieb

5 Mental Battles of the Mid-Life Divorce

5 Mental Battles of the Mid-Life Divorce

I have been divorced now for a few years and, for the most part, the divorce and being “alone” are rarely on the forefront of my mind. One of my relatives recently squeezed my shoulder, stared straight into my eyes, and whispered in a sympathetic voice, “How are you?”  My thoughts went like this, “What happened that I don’t know about yet?  Who’s sick?  Who died?”  It took me a moment to realize that she was worried about my single mom status.

A PERSPECTIVE ON FORGIVENESS

A PERSPECTIVE ON FORGIVENESS

The root of forgiveness Your spirituality is adversely affected when you respond negatively to someone who has hurt you. The natural human tendency is to think unkindly about the person and situation, and to hold negative energy in relation to the hurt. Progress on your spiritual journey demands that you release the negativity through forgiveness. Nature of the hurt

Want To Make More Money? Marry This Type Of Person

Want To Make More Money? Marry This Type Of Person

A study out of Washington University in St. Louis tested several theories for how a spouse’s personality traits might influence their partner’s performance in the workplace. After studying over 5,000 married couples in the course of 5 years, their findings suggest that having a conscientious spouse contributes to workplace success.

Finding Happiness In The Day To Day

Finding Happiness In The Day To Day

I have to be honest about how I typically deal with my distaste for winter - I get the heck out and go somewhere warm!  While I will be making some trips to warmer climates this winter, I still try to find ways to be happier and more at peace when I find myself wishing I had three jackets on instead of only one. This - and any situation that makes us uncomfortable - is a great chance to reflect on how to find happiness with what IS rather than seeking to change our situation.