January 2013

Sean broke our wedding vows recently. The fact we aren’t married yet is just a technical detail. What is important is the commitment he made, to uphold five promises, now and when he is my husband. I have happily embraced my current marital status, writing articles espousing the benefits of singledom. When we first started dating, […]

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Sometimes life sucks. There’s no more eloquent way to put it. Life experiences can be frustrating, heartbreaking, painful, depressing, and more. Regardless the extent of the challenge, age and experience lead to understanding these two truths: Whatever the difficulty, it will eventually pass. Make the best of every situation. Even the most unbearable situation will […]

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Work, kids, household chores and projects, meal planning and prep, kids’ activities, exercise, and more is squeezed into each week. Somehow, through it all, we also need to find time to focus on maintaining a solid relationship with our spouse or partner. And yet, there are only 24 hours in each day. It seems daunting, […]

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Work, after school activities, dinner prep, house cleaning, homework assistance, errand running, bill paying, and peacekeeping are some of the activities responsible adults with children attend to on a regular basis. It’s hard to make time for the other things we love: reading, exercising, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on a favorite […]

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When I was in the throes of figuring out the online dating scene several years ago, I remember speaking to a neighbor who was also trying to navigate the various sites. She too was overwhelmed with the online dating process. The neighbor declared, “I just want someone who, at the end of a hectic day, […]

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When my children grow up, I want them to be _____________________. Reading that sentence, many will fill in the blank with a doctor, lawyer, teacher, my successor in the family business, or some other profession. Me? I fill it in with one word: Happy. This can’t be surprising to regular readers since I write about […]

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