Love & Relationships. With Jeremy Brown

Love & relationships take a lot of turns. Recently, the journalist Jeremy Brown and I spoke by phone for his article, How to Prevent Minor Arguments From Turning Into Major Fights. Regardless of his topics, Jeremy seems to be able to distill useful tips from a variety of...
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Couples Fight, So Do It Better

If you haven’t noticed, couples fight. So, here’s a quick start on how to fight better. BIDS FOR POSITIVE EMOTION & DIVORCE It’s not about whether or not couples fight.  Healthy couples fight, as much as unhealthy couples fight.  The secret but big...
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Contributing to Fatherly.Com, Things Happily Married Couples Do

Last month, book author Jeremy Brown and I chatted about an article he was writing, Eight Things Happily Married Couples Do For One Another Without Being Asked After interviewing a variety of experts, Brown concludes: It’s not the grand gestures but the little things that...
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Are You Accidentally Turning Your Partner Away?

Are You Accidentally Turning Your Partner Away? Most of us are.  We unknowingly depreciate them, when it’d be so much nicer to appreciate them. And this wouldn’t matter so much if appreciating each other weren’t the core foundation to a long happy marriage. But,...
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Shot Down & Shut Down. Why We Feel Disconnected in Relationships.

We easily sense when we feel disconnected in our relationships. But it’s less obvious to decipher why. For that matter, when we say “disconnected,” we usually mean we crave belongingness and security. We want to feel lovable and capable. Significant to someone....
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Depression & Anger: Knowing What You Really Want In Life

What do you really want in life? Many of us stopped imagining or trying long ago. Instead, depression set in. Or has it been anger? After all, depression is sometimes the result of repressed anger, and anger is a major clue to one’s needs and wants. I know, why didn’t...
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Bipartisan Marriage: Klee In Brides Magazine

When it comes to bipartisan marriage, journalist Kase Wickman rang my phone for her clever piece in BRIDES Magazine:  In the Age of Trump, Is the Bipartisan Marriage Dead?  Put another way, if you can’t tolerate each other’s politics, how are you going to handle...
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Humor Makes Happy Relationships

Humor makes happy relationships. Not to be confused with sarcasm or teasing, humor is one our most effective coping mechanisms.  Just consider the Academy-Award nominated movie Life Is Beautiful.  Humor allows us to experience an escape from life’s inescapable predicaments....
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Lying in a Relationship

Lying in a relationship. One of our gravest upsets. When I was twenty-four, I opened the trunk of my husband’s Buick and my mind fell into despair. Stuffed behind the scuzzy spare tire in a crumpled bag, a brand new pair of L.L. Bean rag wool muk-luk slippers languished....
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Get Comfortable With The Uncomfortable. A Reason By Chödrön

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable, because it is the key to realizing happiness. The popular writer Pema Chödrön, who was born Dierdre Brown in New Jersey (but, hey, that’s another story) put it this way: “. . .the pain that you’re resisting cuts you off from...
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