Once Upon a time there was a kind little girl with questions in her heart. Once upon a time there was a mom who was ready to answers those tough questions. It is a familiar story: boy meets girls, falls in love, gets married, has lovely daughter, grows apart, and gets divorced. I knew the day would come when Mina would begin to start asking me questions about my marriage and recent divorce with her father. She is almost 6 and I thought I had, maybe, a few more years before an in depth conversation.
Words can hurt or heal. Choose the words you say so your voice will be one of encouragement and praise, rather than demeaning and negative. Change the way you talk to others, and change their lives and yours. Empower those you incounter with encouraging words and phrases. I want to share a story with you about why I am so driven to teach, guide and mentor parents, coaches, counselors, police, teachers and other adults who are in a position to work with young people. Tell Me The Words To Say
Have many of your dates amounted to nothing? If you are dating today, probably! Sometimes, it seem like a waste of time and energy? For sure. And yet, you have to date to meet someone worth meeting, right? Even though you are enjoying the freedom and fun of single life and are not nescessarily in a rush to find a long term partner, you still want to date quality people and have a satisfying love life.
Since 1994, we have worked with thousands of marriages, many affected by infidelity, though all the other problems have been represented in quantity as well. Control and domination, addiction, anger, step-family difficulties, in-law problems, and more lead people to contact us for help. They do not always call to seek help to save their marriages; sometimes they call because they feel confusion about whether they should divorce or try to reconcile their marriages.
When you first start dating someone, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. You feel an attraction, like the way this person makes you feel, and believe he or she has the qualities that you are looking for. After a few dates, you might even conclude that there is a future here for you and the answer to your relationship woes. And even though you have only known this person for two or three weeks, you feel like you’ve known this person forever.
Most of us feel we have too much on our plates, both literally and figuratively. So, we start on a journey from here (wherever you are) to there (wherever you want to be) — pursuing a personal version of vibrant health and happiness.
According to a 2011 Gallup survey, 64% of Americans drink alcohol. Annually, over 100 billion dollars are spent on booze and beer in the US. Personally, I contributed my fair share to those figures, especially during my divorce.
The 2012 political season is in full swing. The first of three Presidential Debates, has faded into history like a bad one-night stand. Obama and Romney both had things to say, just ask the pundits, however, somebody (Romney) seems to have cleaned the sheets on Obama. That’s really neither here nor there. Or is it?
You are tired of getting up every morning, going to the same old job, driving the same old roads, coming home to the same set of responsibilities you have, going to bed tired. You genuinely think there must be MORE than this. You desire a change, but don’t know how. You are stuck in the Status Quo … the same old, same old. Please don’t be offended. We all do that at times in our life. We are stuck because we feel we MUST stay where we are.
Look at how you handle the challenging times in your life. When the heat is turned up in your life, how do you face it? Do you: get angry? become sad? hide out in the fetal position? numb the pain with food or alcohol or sex or… pick-your-addiction? whine? complain? blame others for your circumstances?