Falling In Love

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16 Rules For a Happy Marriage

You might say this is a classic case of the blind leading the blind. What I offer you here are pearls of wisdom after 15 years of marriage and seven years of being a divorced single parent. Had I known then what I know now, perhaps my happily ever after would have happened the first time around.
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Falling in Love...With Myself

As I write this, I am approaching the one year anniversary of my most intimate relationship ever. I have spent the better part of the last year developing and nurturing every aspect of this bond, as it is, and will always be the most important relationship I will ever have. And the object of my affection this time, is me.
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What To Do When Old Baggage Haunts Your New Relationship

It's just so typical. You spend all this time complaining about being single, and then when you find a great new guy you start freaking out! All your old baggage starts reappearing, and you're not quite sure how to deal. Follow these tips, from self-reflection questions to a mock-conversation with your partner, to banish the past where it belongs!
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How to Be Yourself While Being in Love

You fall in love. It's fun, it's sexy, it's oh-so exciting. But it can't last. Like everything, love changes over time. Passion wanes and life interferes, because, let's face it, being IN love is all-consuming. The enormous amount of time and energy it demands is not sustainable.
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What Love is Like After Divorce

Somewhere during the course of my post-divorce singlehood, my "value hierarchy" changed -- and "serious relationship" was no longer at the top of my list as it had been while married. All that independence, and self-care and personal success I'd cultivated since divorcing felt threatened.