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15 February 2016
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Commercialized Valentine’s Day

I told my husband of 14 years to not worry about to getting anything for me this Valentine’s Day.  No, I’m not the best wife ever or being a martyr.   I just was thinking of how manufactured and commercialized Valentine’s Day has become.   Americans and those looking to make a profit after Christmas […]


14 February 2016
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Romance
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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Although I do consider Valentine’s Day to be a commercialized, man-made holiday…..I do appreciate the foundation for which it stands. Valentine’s Day is the day to openly express your love for your loved ones. By openly, I do not mean vulgar……some things need to kept behind closed doors and sometimes vaults! I’m quite sure most […]


11 January 2016
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What Is Love?

Love… Do any of us really know what it is? A dad was telling me that when his baby girl comes home to tell him about a boy who told her that he loves her, he is going to sit down and read 1 Corinthians 13 to her and then ask, “Does he love you like […]


1 September 2015
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Romance
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Intimacy 2015

Intimacy has fallen a great deal in the last 20 years. As a result marriages and relationships in general have supported. By definition, intimacy/intimate means three things: close familiarity or friendship; closeness. A private cozy atmosphere, and/or an intimate act, especially sexual intercourse. The problem is that now-a-days, when people think about intimacy they automatically […]


30 July 2014
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Marriage
Romance
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The Concept of Adult Romantic Attachment

Continuing our discussion of Sue Johnson’s book Love Sense, this time we will talk about adult romantic attachment. Adults’ attachment style is influenced by the attachment style they experienced with their mother (or other primary caregiver). Just like children, there are three types of attachment: 1. Secure attachment: is the optimal style. It is built […]


14 February 2014
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Romance
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It’s the Simple Things

This week is Valentine’s week and most couples; married not spend a lot of money on materialistic items that eventually will fade away. Valentine’s Day is so-called the most romantic day of the year…or is it? Mention Valentine’s Day and visions of hearts, flowers, candy, fancy dinners, and dancing are sure to follow. It is […]


19 January 2014
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Gottman’s Sound Relationship House: Part 4

This is the fourth installment of my series on Gottman’s Sound Relationship House. I have taken all of these from Gottman’s books The Marriage Clinic and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. I highly recommend the second book, because it is written for non-therapists and is a quick, easy read. But if you are […]


10 November 2013
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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

What are the signs of emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is any nonphysical behavior or attitude that controls, intimidates, subjugates, demeans, punishes or isolates another person by using degradation, humiliation or fear (according to Beverly Engel’s book, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship—How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing), yelling, screaming, and name-calling are all […]

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