How Do You Know When It’s Time to Give Up?

Lately, I’ve received a slew of messages from disgruntled marrieds ready to throw in the towel.  Some are still struggling; others have separated or divorced. All of which makes me wonder: how do you know when it’s time to give up? First of all, let me say that this is an incredibly personal decision, and […]

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How to Face Your Fears and Finally Commit

 Note: Today’s post is written by Alexis Meads, a lifestyle and wellness coach.  A few weeks ago, I got married. We’re having our wedding in Greece this coming May, but had decided to get legally married at the courthouse beforehand. Let me tell you, I was panicking. Since the thrill of the engagement wore off, […]

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Notes from the Colorado Flood

As most of you know, Colorado was hit by massive flash flooding on September 12, wrecking havoc across the state. Ken and I were lucky, with only a few inches of flooding in the basement. I wish I could say that was the case for many others. To date, 8 people have been killed, nearly […]

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Why It Might Be Time to Change Our Expectations

When I first met Ken, he used to tell me that my expectations were causing me grief.  Ten years later, I finally get it.  I also see how expectations are creating havoc in most of our marriages. Think about it: does your spouse ever live up to your expectations? Isn’t there always something more he […]

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Enough of the Fighting, Already!

As a former revolutionary freedom-fighter (ha! in my mind, maybe) I can be way rougher on Ken than I need to be.  Or at least way rougher than some of my friends. Then I read a couple of articles that helped me put things into perspective.  The first one talked about the importance of navigating […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I’d like to take a few minutes to celebrate our men.  Because as much as we complain about them, do we really ever tell them how much we appreciate them? Why is that? Well, I think it’s because we expect way too much of them, in the same […]

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The Root of Our Troubles–and What We Can Do About it

Thanks, everyone, for your patience these past couple of months. My mother passed away in December and it’s taken me a while to get back into regular life, much less this blog. So. Here we go…. If there’s one thing I’ve learned this last year, it’s that most of our problems revolve around a basic—but […]

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How to Save Time, Lessen Your Frustration and Help Get Your Relationship Back on Track

Frustrated and pissed off at your spouse? Wondering how you’ll get through another stressful, jam-packed holiday season? Sure you are.  We all are.  It’s tough enough to stay on top of things during normal times, but how are you supposed to do that during times of high-stress, when you’ve got 65 daily to-dos that need […]

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How Food Allergies Affect a Marriage (and What You Can Do About it)

Note: Today’s post is written by Jenny Kales, The Nut-Free Mom. It’s been said that having a child is similar to having a bomb go off in your marriage. Now try having a child with a chronic, life-threatening medical condition that is greatly misunderstood and sometimes maligned – food allergies. This is what happened to […]

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19 Things I Learned in the ICU

I’ve spent the last two weeks at the hospital, caring for a loved one.  Here’s what I’ve learned: It’s always easier to blame someone or something else for whatever went wrong. Blaming solves nothing. Most of the shit we worry about doesn’t really matter. Love, love and more love.  That’s where it’s at, folks. When […]

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