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Gratitude, Anyone?

I just wanted to write a little post today in praise of gratitude.

Let me start by saying what gratitude isn't. It's not complacency. It's not pretending that the world's problems don't exist. It's not denial. It's not a panacea, or a cure-all for all...

Communication

After the Fight

So you had a fight. A real knock-down, drag-out, low blow kind of fight. You might even have used the D word (if you're married), or the B word (if you're not--I mean break-up, not the other, or maybe that other one came up, too?)

Now what?

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Protecting Yourself from a Bully

Adult bullying often takes a different form than what many experience in childhood. It might be rumor-mongering; it might be undermining a colleague at work; it might be ostracism, just treating someone as if they aren't even worthy of attention. Or it might be...

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Learning to Trust Yourself After a Betrayal

In my last post, I wrote about how couples can begin to recover from an affair. One of the side effects of discovering a betrayal is that you're not only uncertain about your partner, but you're also afraid to trust your own instincts and decisions.

Whether your relationship survives the betrayal or not, it's important to rebuild your trust in yourself. 

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Keeping Your Cool

This one's on my mind after a bunch of hours of airport travel yesterday, followed by a 45 minute wait for a rental car (ten kiosks, one person working), not to , you don't want to hear about my irritations. You have your own.

Staying...