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When I was in college and on break for Thanksgiving vacation, my very loud and opinionated family started discussing politics. We all know the rule—stay away from politics during a holiday gathering. Well, we didn’t and two of my uncles […]

Money is a part of relationship issues from the moment you begin to date.  Who will pay, how will transactions be handled? Then there is the wedding. CNN estimates the average cost is $32,405! Yikes! Once the commitment is made, raising […]

Jack left work late, didn’t call his wife and missed the school meeting. When he finally arrived home, he looked at his wife and said, “Don’t start. I’ve had a lousy day!” No apology. He walked away and his wife was angry! Not […]

Jim made an appointment to be seen by a therapist for anxiety problems. Little did he know that behind his anxiety could be an anger problem. As the therapist dug deeper into Jim’s history, it was discovered that Jim had years of […]

I always wondered why I couldn’t trust my memory. Doctors have told me nothing is physically wrong with me. Yet I constantly think, “Maybe I am too sensitive.,” or “Could I be making this up?” Then one day I talked […]

Controlling? No. He is jealous and loves me.  Yes, he wants to know where I go all the time but it’s just because he cares.  She doesn’t want me spending time with my friends but it’s because she wants to be […]

You don’t consider yourself too strict. You simply expect a lot from your children. In fact, some people call you a perfectionist. Yes, you are demanding. At times, you do push  because you want things to be right. But is there a […]

Have you ever thought, “I haven’t posted in social media for awhile. I don’t know what is going on?” Then you feel guilty and worry that you have somehow missed something important. Actually, those anxious feelings could be a good thing […]

The flame has been lit. Our athletes are in Rio competing in the summer Olympics. And it is all about competition. We Americans like to win and rack up the gold metals. Yet it seems like competition has become a […]

Jealousy, the green-eyed-monster that makes us green with envy! We all have moments when we feel jealous. But if jealousy persists, you need to work on letting it go. The root of jealousy is usually insecurity. We aren’t confident and fear […]