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Building Trust in Relationships

(27) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 6:30 PM

When most people think of broken trust, cheating comes to mind. Most articles on this topic focus on whether or not the cheater can be trusted again and helping the partner who is betrayed decide whether the relationship can be rebuilt. Not as much is written about the other forms...

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What To Do With The Ring Your Ex Gave You

(38) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 11:54 AM

The question of what to do with the ring your ex gave you can be a tricky one for many people. There have undoubtedly been other precious gifts that were received over the years as well. Some may be precious in monetary value. Others may be precious for sentimental reasons....

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Why Am I Unlucky In Love?

(207) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 1:00 AM

What role does luck play in relationships?

While working on revisions to my forthcoming book, Love We Can Sure Of (co-authored by my mom), I read through interviews with many women who grew up in divorced homes. Most people acknowledge that growing up in a divorced...

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Becoming A Stepmom: 3 Strategies For Success

(33) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 11:40 AM

Are you a current or prospective stepmom? For most people, taking on the role of stepparent is an entirely new experience, and presents challenges even the best prepared stepmom couldn't have imagined. Have your partner's children been adversarial? Maybe they shut down and you feel like you can't connect with...

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Handling the Holidays: For Adults Who Grew Up in Divorced Homes

(8) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 4:30 PM

Every year I have to make a decision. Should I spend Christmas morning at dad's and Christmas afternoon at mom's? Thanksgiving day I make it to both my mom's and dad's, sitting down to a dinner at each house and being careful not to get too stuffed so I still...

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What Makes A Great Stepmom?

(21) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:15 PM

My mother and I grew up in divorced homes, and we both had stepmothers and stepfathers. This was, of course, a situation neither of us desired as children, and it caused us both to deal with a great amount of adjustment as adults. As a mother and daughter team, we...

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