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Why Respecting Boundaries Is Crucial, Part 4
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Why Respecting Boundaries Is Crucial, Part 4

In this final chapter on identifying boundaries we continue to explore how our boundaries and limits stem from our views about ourselves and how they impact our lives and relationships. Recognizing your value and making choices to support that value is an integral part of relationship building and maintenance. Boundaries can show your level of respect for yourself and your body through how you act and what people you allow to have influence over you. Learning that you have value can help you to understand that the way in which you treat yourself is how others will treat you.

Recognizing the stages of grief can be a great way to support a friend when she needs you.
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8 Tips To Help Console A Grieving Friend

When a friend is grieving the loss of a loved one, it's easy to feel helpless. Sometimes we think we're doing the right thing by trying to cheer them up, pointing out the positives or letting them know that they should try to move on. Well-intentioned as we may be, those efforts tend to put pressure on them and leave them feeling invalidated. Here are six ways to help you support your friend in times of need.

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The Worst Things To Say To Someone Who Just Got Dumped

After my recent breakup, 95 percent of the comments that people have made to me have been loving, supportive and wonderful. And then there were the ones that were not. Well-meaning? Sure. But not helpful. Dissing the man I (still) love? Not helpful. Here are 11 more things you should think twice, and then three times, about saying to a woman who has just been dumped.

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Would You Win The Oscar For Best-Supporting Wife?

The 2010 Oscars are just around the corner. Given the touchy connection between acceptance speech mentions and marital bliss, we wonder: if there were an award for Best-Supporting Spouse, would you win? Here are three ways to successfully support a spouse, all the way to the Kodak Theatre stage.

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6 Ways To Be Extra-Supportive

One of the best things about being in a relationship is that you have someone to lean on when the going gets tough. When your partner is stressed, consider pro-actively offering support, instead of waiting for him to come to you. Here are six situations when your partner needs a little extra loving.

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4 Ways Family And Friends Help Our Relationships

We've said it before and we'll say it again. It doesn't just take a village to raise a child (as Hillary Clinton once suggested). It also takes a village to raise a couple. Who's in your village? Are you making the most of what they have to offer? Or are you forgetting one of the best resources your relationship has? Below, some tips on how to help your village help you.

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"Honey, Your Husband Is A Jerk"

Well, we all have one: One friend who we think is in a terrible relationship. Her husband or boyfriend is a complete jerk and treats her terribly. He makes jokes at her expense, calls her names—he even argues with her in front of friends. It's hard for you to understand what it is she sees in him, but it's even harder for you to witness it without wanting to say something to her. What's worse is that you do love your friend, but you feel like you have to avoid social situations—being around the two of them is uncomfortable for everyone (not to mention, you and your husband have your own issues—why do you want witness them arguing?!)

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Love Buzz

7 Tips For Living With The Unemployed

The economy is supposedly in recovery, but layoffs are still prominent in virtually every industry. Many more people than usual can relate to a phenomenon usually restricted to the over-60 set: living with an unemployed spouse.

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Kelis To Receive $40K A Month From Nas

Kelis may have given her newborn son an important life lesson: It's all about the Benjamin's, baby. A day after the singer gave birth to a son, Knight, at a New York hospital, a judge ordered granted the singer nearly $40,000 a month in supporter from estranged husband, at Knight's father, Nas. According to The Associated Press, a Los Angeles judge order the rapper to pay Kelis $30,791 in spousal support and also shell out $9,027 for baby Knight.