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How To Get Your Spouse To Give Your Marriage Another Chance

According to Divorce Magazine (2008), the average age of a first divorce is approximately 30 years old, while the average age of a second divorce is approximately 39. Moreover, approximately 10% of Americans are divorced. Getting married is both exciting and terrifying. If you have never been married, it is impossible to know what to…

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What To Expect When Attending Couple’s Counseling

Well, congratulations – you are on the right path towards repairing your relationship. In fact, your proactive stance is probably going to save your “coupling.” Things may seem rough right now, but with the help of a couple’s counselor, things will soon start looking up for you and your partner. Truth-be-told, it is not easy…

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The Emotional Effects of Marital Debt

It is a known fact that money (i.e. shortage and surplus) can significantly affect a marriage. This is especially true when the couple faces substantial marital debt. Not having enough money to adequately support your family can wreak havoc on both your emotional and physical health and well-being. In some cases, the debt can draw…

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How to Stop Stressing & Relax

It is normal to feel stressed at various times in your life. Stress only becomes a mental and physical health hazard when it interferes with your relationships and daily functioning. In fact, chronic stress can lead to serious medical conditions like coronary artery disease. Stress can also “flare” chronic illnesses like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s…

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How to Repair a Relationship That You Damaged

People are imperfect and sometimes we damage healthy relationships – not on purpose, but for a variety of reasons. Although when most people think of a damaged relationship, infidelity or betrayal spring to mind, and while this is sometimes true, it is not always true. In addition, a damaged relationship does not always have to…

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How to Address Anger Issues in Your Romantic Relationship

Are you angry at your partner or spouse? Does your spouse want to make you punch holes in the wall or slash his or her tires? Are you furious about something your loved one has said or done, but just do not know how to approach him or her? If the answer is “yes” to…

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Finding Out What Makes YOU Happy

Have you ever wondered, “Am I really happy?” and “What will make me happy?” If the answers are “yes,” you are not alone. Almost everyone has, at some point in their life, wondered those exact two questions. According to mental health specialist, Mark Epstein (1995), one of the hardest concepts to describe and define is…

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The Effects of a “Bad” Childhood on Adult Romantic Relationships

Emotional, sexual and physical abuse, along with neglect, can scar a child. Unfortunately, many times these childhood scars lead to a variety of negative adult behaviors. Every child deserves to have a care-free childhood that produces happy, homey, safe and loving memories. But, when a child is severely mistreated, it often leads to psychological and…

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Natural Ways to Overcome the “Blues”

Mild depression, also referred to as the “blues,” is a normal part of life. In other words, almost everyone experiences the “blues” from time to time. Symptoms of mild depression include: sadness, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, extreme fatigue, confusion, irritability, frustration, a lack of motivation, anger, a loss of appetite and insomnia. Mild depression…

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