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10 Differences Dating Widows Vs Divorcees

10 Differences Dating Widows Vs Divorcees

Six months after my husband died, I decided to venture out into the single’s world. I sauntered into a swanky downtown Chicago restaurant with a divorced female friend. She left me perched on a bar stool to go to the restroom. I stared at the glassware on the shelves behind the bar and a guy suddenly appeared, “So when did you get divorced? I replied, “I didn’t get divorced.” He said, “Well where’s your husband?”

Living With an Alcoholic - Why Detach With Love

When you live with an alcoholic one of the best survival strategies is to detach, preferably with love. If you live with an alcoholic or a problem drinker you will almost certainly find yourself worrying about if he is going to drink, when he is going to drink, what he is going drink, how much he is going to drink and what the consequences of the drinking will be. You are being sucked into his world and your life is being dictated by his behavior.

Find the energy you’ve been missing

Find the energy you’ve been missing

Burned out, run down, worn, pooped, tuckered and just plain tired. Fatigue has a lot of names, but they all add up to the same thing: You feel beat. So you slurp down coffee and energy drinks only to find yourself right back where you started. But there’s a simple secret that could be the key to unlocking your energy banks. The secret is in your adrenals, the pair of glands that sit just above your kidneys.

6 Relationship Ending Dating Behaviors

6 Relationship Ending Dating Behaviors

When you're dating somebody, what are the boundaries? Are there certain relationship boundaries which, if crossed, cause irreparable damage and the ultimate end of most relationships? While I am not usually a fan of hard and fast “rules” for relationships, there are certain dating behaviors which will almost without exception will end a relationship.

Important Coffee Date Tips on a First Date

Important Coffee Date Tips on a First Date

So you're looking for some coffee date tips? Well you came to the right place! A coffee date is always the safe and comfortable recommended first date meeting when you are meeting someone for the first time. Your coffee date is an opportunity for you to really get to know your date, and a chance for you to make a great impression and move on to the second date. That being said, one "first date don't" requires you NOT to show up late for your coffee date.

The Problem With Nagging The Ones We Love [EXPERT]
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The Problem With Nagging The Ones We Love

Have you noticed that we don't typically nag the most obvious people in our lives, like our annoying co-workers or irritating neighbors? Rather, we save our nagging for those closest to us ... but why?

What If The Teacher Is The Bully?

What If The Teacher Is The Bully?

As a child & family therapist who has been in practice for over 15 years, it has been surprising how many children and families present with a depressed or anxious child only to find out that a contributing part of the problem is the way the child is being treated by their school teacher.  So much focus and emphasis has been put on peer bullying, and while it is certainly a worthy problem that needs to be addressed, I’ve come to believe that focus also needs to be put on bullying

How Do You Date A Divorced Guy? Think BEERS

How Do You Date A Divorced Guy? Think BEERS

Now I’m not talking about knowing which beer has the most alcohol content so you can get him drunk and have your way with him. Nor am I suggesting giving him his favorite beer as a birthday or Christmas gift. On second thought that’s not a bad idea. Rather, “BEERS” signifies a change of mind; relate to the experience from the divorce man’s point of view to improve your dating success. The enduring fights, false accusations, financial stress, reduced time with kids and a host of other issues can be more dramatic than a Shakespearian play.