Category Archives: togetherness

My Helpmate, My Companion

We date to find a helpmate in life and choose to marry.  We start with mutual affection for each other and we enjoy the blindness of first love and intense attraction. Once it peels from our eyes we begin to … Continue reading

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Positive Friends

Friends are important to growing up, and the ability to choose those friends with encouragement from parents can help them develop better and more meaningful relationships. Kids will meet new people, join new groups, change friends, and develop new relationships … Continue reading

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Being Shut Out

It’s a complaint regularly heard from people looking for help for their marriages: “I feel distant from my spouse.” “I try to get my husband to open up, but instead he just shuts down.” “My wife just doesn’t seem interested … Continue reading

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Breakups Without the Pain

Honesty is your best bet, but leave out the gory details. There could be many reasons behind the desire to end a relationship, such as, lack of chemistry, noncompatability, lack of romantic connection, and separate goals. A mature person will accept … Continue reading

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What’s love and how do you know when you’re “in it” — for real?

What’s love and how do you know when you’re “in it” — for real? When does “like” turn into love and how do I know if what I’m feeling is real or just something I’m caught up in at the … Continue reading

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