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Archive for September, 2019

A Talking Chicken!

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer. She read, “. . .and Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said ‘The sky is falling!’” The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you […]

Rescuing Your Relationship from Stress

Jon Beaty/November 2017 This article was originally published by The Gottman Institute and republished with permission   Emotional distance, a loss of intimacy, and the death of romance. That describes our marriage less than six months after my wife and I exchanged vows. We’d married with dreams of living happily ever after. Conflict on our […]

I Understand Everything

Leo Tolstoy said “All, everything I understand, I understand only because of love.” The goal of listening is to understand what the other person is expressing. Seems like a simple goal, but why is it so difficult? If we listen with love, truly opening ourselves to the message our partner wants us to understand, both […]

Because I Have a Brain. . .

Robert Browning said “Where my heart lies, let my brain lie also.” Because I have a brain, because I love you. . . I’ll think before I speak I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt I’ll think of new ways to express it I’ll remember the little things that make you feel loved I’ll […]

How to Deal With Your Partner’s Snoring?

John Breese www.happysleepyhead.com So, you’ve met someone special, and you quickly fell into each other. Everything was going perfectly until the first night in the same bed, when you discovered that your loved one is as loud as a chainsaw. Snoring is a common problem, indeed. But that surely doesn’t mean you need to end […]