Category Archives: Relationships

Don’t Let Lean Times Be Mean Times

Financial hardship comes with its own brand of stress because it affects every aspect of our life, beginning with survival, and when survival is involved, there are no small issues. The added strain can cause distance and disappointment in relationships. Without awareness and forethought, shame and fear can drive a wedge in your relationship. But there are ways to weather the storm together. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Do or Die: Open Your Heart, Let Go of Anger

Anger is toxic to your system and damaging to relationships, unless it’s healthily communicated, a skillset most people lack. It can eat you alive, close your heart and make you unable to think straight. Of all the negative emotions, it’s most apt to erupt into physical or verbal aggression. Continue reading

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Why Gay marriage is Important: Equity.

by Dr. Pat Love, Ed.D, Distinguished Professor & Certified Love Educator! This article is dedicated to my beloved friends Patrick and Jason. True love never dies… There’s a New Yorker cartoon showing a couple in their living room reading the … Continue reading

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How Can We Work on Our Relationship When We Never See Each Other?

By Jacey Eckhart Last week USA TODAY published a story about how military members with three or more combat deployments were more likely to report marital problems than those with fewer deployments. – One Army wife whose husband has spent … Continue reading

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Lionel Richie: Wow, Wow, Wow!

Lionel Richie and I were like two old friends having the most amazing, relaxed conversation. From the moment we started talking until we hung up two hours later it was “Easy Like Sunday Morning.” No pun intended but I could have talked with him “All Night Long.” Continue reading

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Wynonna: A Portrait in Healing

It was January 2006 and I was looking for a celebrity to interview who had faced some difficult challenges who would serve as an inspiration to others. I had just seen Wynonna on Oprah and I was impressed with how incredibly brave she was when she let her guard down in front of millions of people and shared how “sick and tired” she was of being overweight. Wynonna knew that she wasn’t fat simply because she ate too much; she was overweight because she’d spent her life using food to stuff the pain from the unwanted feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and fear. Continue reading

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Is MySpace Your Space – Or Do You Have Something To Hide?

Would you, right this minute, be willing to turn over all your cyberspace records: email, text, phone, tweets, Facebook and internet searches to your partner? given the fact that the incidence of affairs as well as pornography use is so high, it may not be such a bad idea if your aim is a happy, stable relationship. A habit that begins with YouTube clips can end up destroying your interest and attraction for your mate. Far too few people realize how seductive, even addictive cyber-habits can be. Continue reading

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Unloving Things We sometimes Do in the Name of Loving

If you believe there is not as much love expressed each day in this world as there could be; if you find there are not enough of people around you who equate love with acceptance, compassion and understanding and too many who settle for cheap substitutes, then perhaps it is time we all do something about it. If we are to bring true meaning and purpose into our lives, perhaps first we need to be more willing to look our frailties right in the eye. Continue reading

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Relationships, The Work For Which All Other Work Is But Preparations

Relationships, even in the best of times, can be challenging. This is one of the reasons that divorce rates are often high. In this excerpt from an article by Dr. Pat Love, an AgeNation Expert on intimacy and relationship, Dr. Love looks at the a critical subject of ‘unnecessary divorce.’ Continue reading

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