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“I Should’ve Known!”: Warning Signs That Your Partner Is Ungiving, Difficult, or Just Plain Awful

March 30, 2012 by


Do you remember that commercial where the man is drinking a soda (if I remember correctly), filling his body and coating his teeth with refined sugars and providing nothing in the way of nutrition, and then, in a burst of heaven-sent inspiration, realizes (a bit too late, it seems), “I could’ve had a V8!”? Really, as […]

Fantasy vs. Reality in Long-Term Relationships

February 20, 2012 by


Well, I’ve talked myself out for the moment on the topic of mediation, but thought it might help us to take about 10 giant-“Mother-May-I” steps backwards–to the time when you looked at your to-be-spouse and saw only potential, positivity–and here’s the scary one–perfection. Have you ever found yourself believing your partner to be perfect, in […]

The Ties that Bind–Up and Over

February 4, 2012 by


As Mario Puzo informed us–and he ought to know–“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” So far, so good. But loyalty to, precisely, which part of the family and when–and what does that have to do with, say, the price of tea in China? […]

When Two Become One–What You Should Know About Your Finances As a Unit

January 4, 2012 by


Still thinking about some of those questions posed on posts on couple finances? Wondering about the risks of becoming a financial unit with another person? If you are really ready to join financial forces with your partner, you should know the answers to the following questions–and have a plan if the answers are somewhat less […]


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