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3 Critical Tools for Paying Off Debt

This is the time of year when many people look at their debt situation and shudder. They dream of what it would be like to be out of debt. And, if they're brave, they begin to plan a strategy to reduce the amount of debt they carry. They'll begin with high hopes. But many of them will quit before reaching their goal, disappointed, discouraged...

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A One-sided Relationship
A One-sided Relationship

My husband of twelve years is becoming very distant, non-communicative and unaffectionate towards myself and our children. There is very little communication between us. I feel I give to him all the time and he takes and doesn't give back. There is no romance anymore, and sex just feels like another chore to me. I feel we are headed for a breakup....

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Five Wedding Planning Tips for Brides-to-be
Five Wedding Planning Tips for Brides-to-be

If you're engaged, congratulations! Your joyous wedding day is fast approaching, and soon you'll enter the next stage of your life with your new spouse.  But the days leading up to the wedding are not always carefree. I'm not married myself, but if you're like my friends who've been married recently, wedding planning can be tremendously stressful...

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Is Your Family Ready for  a Pet?
Is Your Family Ready for a Pet?

So, you’re thinking about opening your home, and your heart, to a new family member. And that is exactly what a new pet will become, an official member of the family.  While this is certainly a very exciting decision, it is also one that carries a lot of weight with it.  Picking a lifetime companion is an important decision making process that...

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Swine Flu Fear
Swine Flu Fear

The recent news about "Swine Flu" has caused widespread concern, perhaps with memories of the SARS outbreak only a few years ago, which ended up killing over 900 people, still fresh in our minds. Today the Toronto Star provided a helpful list of questions and answers about Swine Flu: Q: What can I do to prevent myself from getting the flu? A:...

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My use of porn is ruining my marriage
My use of porn is ruining my marriage

Over the last two years there were a couple of incidents where I sought out pornography. Although this hasn’t happened too much, I believe it is more than mere curiosity. This has completely shattered my marriage in terms of trust and honesty, and I’m having a real hard time answering my wife's question: why? If I cannot figure this thing out,...

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I’m unhappy with everything in my life
I’m unhappy with everything in my life

My parents had a bad divorce when I was seven, and since then, my dad has not been there as a father should. Over the past month or two, I have really been struggling to keep going, to stay optimistic about my life. The reality is that I have been depressed for a while now. Sometimes I just start crying out of a deep sadness. I'll be in a really...

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I always get depressed over the holidays
I always get depressed over the holidays

This is supposed to be a season of joy and happiness, but I don't feel it. Is it common to get depressed over the holidays? What can I do about it? Advice: Many people suffer from bouts of depression or the blues at different times during the year. During the holiday season people encounter memories of loved ones they have lost through death or...

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