The Amazing Healing Power of Humor

Everyone enjoys a good laugh…don’t you? Even the most no-nonsense, restrained, sober and conservative person enjoys the feeling of being uplifted and carried away by the sheer delight of laughter. It is one of the most enjoyable of human...

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4 Vital Skills that Make Problem-solving Possible

"Problem-solver." In career circles, the descriptor is right up there with “team player” and “detail-oriented.” People love to tout the importance of finding solutions and how good they are at it. John is sure to put it on his resume and...

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Starting a Stepfamily? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Here’s an interesting statistic: less than 50% of all kids under the age of 18 are living in a home where their parents are in their first marriage. Moreover it is likely that more than 40-50% of all adults...

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How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship

Social media is supposed to keep you in touch with friends and loved ones. It’s meant to keep you from missing out and being left out. It reunites you, informs you, and gives you a platform to keep up...

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Premarital Counseling: 5 Steps to Take Before Marriage!

Congratulations! You are committed. Officially making the promise to do life for better or for worse. It’s a wonderful time. Enjoy! And do keep in mind, too, that there are some vital next steps to take. This is the time to...

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Do You Have a High EQ? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Emotionally Intelligent

What attributes do you ascribe to someone who you think of as intelligent? Do you think of them as really smart? Do they have to know a lot? Do they have to have a great memory? Understand math? Speak...

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How Not to Break Up When the Going Gets Tough

No couple is immune to tough times. Every relationship suffers some level of stress, loss, transition, upset, and negativity. What is your marriage facing? Poor health or a career crisis? The loss of a parent or child? Is a financial crisis...

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The Top 10 Tips to Creating a Great Relationship

Lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints cited by couples coming to counseling offices. Communication of course is multi-faceted and may mean different things to different people. It is clearly not just the words partners say to...

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