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Help! Merging Our Lives is Harder Than We Thought!
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Help! Merging Our Lives is Harder Than We Thought!

Lily and Don, both in their 40s, decided to get married after dating each other for a year. Lily's children were in college, while Don still had children coming to his house every other weekend. They discovered early in their marriage that it was one thing to date and quite another to merge their lives in the same house. Little things started to bother them that were not issues when they were living separately and just spending weekends together.

5 Romantic Anniversary Gifts That Won't Break The Bank
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5 Romantic Anniversary Gifts That Won't Break The Bank

In today's rocky economy, it just makes sense to shop smart. But when a special occasion is on the horizon, you may be tempted to try to go all out. Before you do, check out our list of anniversary gifts that won't break the bank for ideas on how to create great memories, while sticking to your family's financial goals.

5 Sentimental First Anniversary Gifts
Putting a lot of thought into your anniversary gift?
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5 Sentimental First Anniversary Gifts

Most couples feel like the first anniversary is the hardest to buy for — the marriage is still new and full of romantic feeling and both spouses want to mark the occasion in an especially memorable way.

Are You Making the Best of It Or Settling for Less?
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Are You Making the Best of It Or Settling for Less?

It’s been a rough month for Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy, Britney Spears and Jason Trawick and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. All three of these celebrity couples have announced that they’re breaking up. Making the decision to end a love relationship or marriage is usually not made on impulse. It’s rare for a person to be madly in love one day and ready to pack up and leave the next. Usually, it’s something that’s been building for quite awhile.

10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship In 7 Days
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10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship In 7 Days

Gear up for a great Valentine’s Day by improving your relationship now—it’s easier than you think! Let the Cue Cards that follow help… 1.  Act loving.   Act loving as much as possible, and especially when you don't feel like it.  We are hardwired to remember and avoid negative experiences.  Don't push your partner away from you with negative interactions.

Bring Back The Spark & Romance
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Bring Back The Spark & Romance

How would you describe your relationship right now? Is it... Okay Has its ups and downs Fireworks, but of the wrong kind Snooze-fest kind of boring Sure, it’s common for a love relationship or marriage to go through spurts of passionate connection and then lulls of distance and dullness. The trick is to not let the lulls take over.

3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children
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3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children

Imagine a scene where you are laughing and having fun with the children in your life?  Can you picture the joy you will feel when there is no stress or  disharmony?  Is it possible to have that quality time with your family and children in your circle of influence?  You will think more positively after you have read these three easy steps to really enjoy children.

All People Communicate Poorly - Relationship Problems Start
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All People Communicate Poorly - Relationship Problems Start

I often get asked a question you all have wondered and probably asked yourself too. Why is it so damn difficult in understanding my partner? It should be easier than what it is, shouldn’t it? Once I get past the trivial issues like leaving the toilet seat up and misunderstandings in short statements that later get taken out of context, we’re left with the basics. Humans all communicate poorly. Think of it this way: it isn’t so much that you have trouble understanding your loved one.