Most people know what a physical or sexual affair is. They’ve seen movies about affairs, know people who have cheated or been cheated on and are familiar with some of the warning signs. Emotional affairs tend to be a lot more confusing for people. Most people aren’t clear on what an emotional affair is, how […]
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Think back to when you first started dating your partner – there was so much to talk about, so many places to go and new things to experience together. As the years pass many start to feel like they are in a relationship rut. Life doesn’t feel fun and exciting anymore. They feel disconnected from […]
Every year I try to think of new and creative New Year’s resolutions. They have ranged from “workout 5 times a week” to “be more patient” and even “learn how to be an awesome cook.” Unfortunately they all have one thing in common…I never worked out 5 times a week, I didn’t become more patient, […]
The New Year can bring about a sense of excitement about what’s to come, hope and the possibility for change. For some, it can also come with a sense of loss at the passing of another year or anxiety about changes ahead – relationally, financially or physically. Most of us have goals or changes we […]
Let’s face it – the holidays can be a crazy time. They are full of family, fun and excitement but also full of longer to-do lists, special meals to make, people to entertain, gifts to choose and money to spend. Whew – just thinking about all of that can be intimidating and overwhelming. It’s important […]
Have you ever found yourself thinking any of these thoughts or maybe you’ve even said them to your partner in frustration? “I shouldn’t have to ask…” “It doesn’t mean as much if I have to say something…” “It was obvious I wanted/needed that…” We all want our partners to show they care about us. We […]
I recently returned from a trip to Disney World with my family. It was an exhausting, whirlwind of a weekend, but amidst all the crowds, sights, and sounds, the experience really got me thinking about how our expectations can shape our experiences. Despite the expectation of Disney World being “The Happiest Place on Earth,” I […]
I love Christmas shopping (and if I’m honest, I love all shopping). I find it exciting to look for deals starting the day after Thanksgiving (who doesn’t love Black Friday?) and fun to buy gifts throughout the year. My husband doesn’t start shopping until 2 weeks before Christmas and he doesn’t buy anything except for […]
Spending the holidays with your own family, even when everyone is getting along, can be challenging. Things can get even more complicated if you are part of a divorced or blended family or if you are co-parenting. The holidays are a time intended for celebration, remembrance and thanksgiving but, for some, can also be a […]
I can picture it now – the table is beautifully set and filled with delicious food, all of the people I love are gathered around as my Dad gives thanks for the meal. We’re all ready to dig in and my mom stops everyone and asks us to go around the table and share one […]