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Reduce Wedding Planning Stress

If you do a Google search on “wedding stress” you’ll get over 70 million results.  Which is stressful.  Weddings are a joyous celebration, but as any bride or groom knows, they are also inherently stressful. Researchers have found that getting married is actually more stressful than getting fired. Between money issues, family issues, and...

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Too Independent?
Too Independent?

A unity candle is lit at some weddings as a visual reminder that that two people are now in making a life together. It is said “that two shall be come one”. For some couples this co-mingling of lives seems to happen fairly easily. This is especially true for couples that come from very similar backgrounds. For other couples the need for individuality...

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Disrespect and Judgment
Disrespect and Judgment

Judgment is defined in part as “the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing”. What happens in a relationship when what we perceived to be the situation, isn’t really the situation? What if our judgement is incorrect? What happens when one partner jumps to conclusions and completely mis-reads the intent of his...

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Lies, Lies and more Lies!
Lies, Lies and more Lies!

A little, white lie, a truth misrepresented — it doesn’t take much before you may hear your spouse say, “I’m not sure I can completely trust you.” A lack of trust is a very challenging atmosphere in any relationship. A pattern of lies undermines the whole communication process. How can you talk about anything important if you can’t quite...

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Habits that Irritate
Habits that Irritate

At some point we probably thought they were cute, but over time habits can drive us to distraction. Some habits can be destructive, such as drugs, others are just there annoyingly in the background. Habits are part of who we are. Often we don’t even realize we are doing them. Whether we try to ignore them or not, habits can start to drive a wedge...

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Exploding Anger
Exploding Anger

In a moment of anger it all boils over. Words and feelings we don’t even want to admit we have just slip out. And once they’re out there, like toothpaste, they’re impossible to put back. Disagreements and stress are going to happen in any relationship. How you deal with them can make all the difference. Related Articles: Love Buster Life...

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Can Love Go the Distance?
Can Love Go the Distance?

They say that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, but I’m not convinced that’s true. I think that love makes the heart grow fonder, distance just gets in the way.  If you love someone, you’re supposed to want to be with them.   Distance is not an insurmountable obstacle, but I have a hard time believing it actually helps. Distance...

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Is Your Marriage Fixable?
Is Your Marriage Fixable?

There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, but how do you know if you’re in a good marriage? There have been a spat of celebrity break ups this week.  It’s easy to look at them at think, “well that’s Hollywood, we have real problems” but sometimes we lose perspective too.  When you’re tired, when change is slow, when you run out...

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