Blended Family

Finding Our Tribe

Linda: Chronic loneliness is an epidemic in our materialistic culture that fosters competition rather than cooperation and support. According to Elaine Aaron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, when those who are most sensitive experience rejection, there is a tendency to withdraw in order...


Repairing, Sustaining, & Enriching

If you’ve been noticing lately that you and/or your partner are more irritable, short-tempered, impatient, critical, withdrawn, emotional, anxiety-ridden, depressed, or perhaps, ALL of the above, keep these three words in mind: YOU’RE NOT ALONE. There’s something going around these days that is affecting...


Our Dialing for Dollars List

Linda: A confidant is defined as a trusted person with whom personal matters and problems are discussed. In a sociological study (conducted by McPherson, Smith-Lovin, and Brashears, in their journal article Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades American...