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After the Breakup, Change Up Your Playlist To Put On A Happy Face

After the Breakup, Change Up Your Playlist To Put On A Happy Face

What do Lucinda Williams’ Essence, Annie Lennox’s "Bare" and Steely Dan’s "Everything Must Go," have in common?  They're all breakup CDs that came out roughly around the time of my divorce.  Perhaps gray skies were gonna clear up, but in the meantime, I had to have them.  I’m not even sure I knew why when I bought them.  Warren Zevon’s "The Wind" is not a breakup CD, unless you count the fact that he was dying, kind of a breakup with the universe. I had to have that one too.

How do I know if I’m drinking too much?

How do I know if I’m drinking too much?

It’s easy to slip into the alcohol habit; alcohol abuse causes several problems that get in the way of health and well-being. A simple rule of thumb is to answer these two questions; • Do you drink alcohol every day? • Do you remember the last day you did not have a drink? If the answers are “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second, you need to be aware you have a potential problem. There are other symptoms, too, but we’ll come to those in a moment.

Never go to the Opposite Sex for Relationship Advice

Never go to the Opposite Sex for Relationship Advice

Have you ever had a relationship where your partner has gone behind your back and talked about you and your relationship with them to one of their friends, who just happened to be of the opposite sex? I have had this happen on numerous occasions. I still cannot fathom why this happens and why partners think this is the best way to get advice about your relationship. Never go to the opposite sex for relationship advice, especially if you are seeking advice from another woman!

Communicate About Commitment Without Scaring Him Away

Communicate About Commitment Without Scaring Him Away

It’s the “C” word that so many people dread talking about. (We’re not referring to a disease that’s the subject of a popular tv series, by the way.) At some point when you’ve been dating, hanging out, having fun and possibly sleeping together too, you might start to wonder. You wonder whether it’s okay for you to spend the night at his place as often as you do.

Relationships: How Do I Get My Partner To Share Emotions?
Men and women have some communication differences—but it's not a total lost cause!

He Said, She Said: How Do I Get My Partner To Open Up?

While we're of the same species, men and women communicate very differently. Men tend to use language to make a specific point or convey specific information, while women tend to use language to bond to and feel a connection with their partner.

Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey

Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey

I worked out this morning.  I noticed how much harder it was doing it in the mornings than evenings.  But I made it through! Today was my cheat day  It's Friday so it's diner and a movie with my daughter.  What I discovered is that fast food smells better than it taste.  And when I eat it I feel disgusting.  I had a horrible quick meal of bad food and I noticed I felt a coating of grease from my throat to my stomach.  It was gross. So am off fast food.  I just can't take it!