Relationships

The Idea That Would Have Saved My Marriage and Might Save Yours – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Redbubble) The reasons more than half of all romantic relationships (including marriage) fail are not obvious to most people. If you need proof, just ask your current or former relationship partner to share their beliefs about what you experience—good and bad—in your relationship, (or your reasons for wanting to leave your former partner). I’m willing to bet that eight—probably nine—times out of 10, their answer will fall well short of accurately describing your experiences, highlighting all of the ways they…

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Save Your Marriage Using the Monster-Under-the-Bed Theory – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/John Lewis) Imagine getting a phone call. You answer. A stranger on the other end of the line identifies his or herself as a law enforcement agent. You feel a little flutter of anxiety. The law enforcement official names someone you love dearly. Maybe it’s the name of a family member. “There’s been an accident. I’m so sorry. Would you be willing to come downtown to identify the body?” Shock. Disbelief. Disoriented. Maybe the most unspeakably painful feeling that you…

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Where to Find Solutions to Your Relationship Problems – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Tubefilter.com) The best place to look for solutions — to any significant problem you may face; not just relationship problems — are in the non-obvious places. The places you haven’t looked. The places you wouldn’t think to look. And that’s the rub. It’s counter-intuitive to think of things we don’t naturally or instinctively think of. It’s sort of impossible to notice or know about things we can’t see. One relationship partner’s failure to notice something (or many things) meaningful to…

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3 Very Good Reasons Why God Wants You Single – Single Mum, Parents Article

I personally believe that there are some reasons why God wants you single and don’t worry I am not talking about forever. Some of the BAD reasons, I talked about in this past post that you can read here, and they include you need to work on some things, because you may not be ready for a relationship. But let’s say you are fine, healed, and that Proverbs 31 woman that all men would fall over themselves to have. BUT,…

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My Husband Left Me For Another Woman, Now What? – Single Mum, Parents Article

A few years ago I wrote a blog about why a married man cannot love his mistress (which you can read here) and it went VIRAL. That post attracted so many women wondering why my husband left me for another woman. I could not predict the virality of that post because someone who was messing with a married man requested me to write it and I thought to myself who could not see through the trickery of this. But apparently,…

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Break Toxic Communication Habits with The STFU Method – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/The Cheap Place) Actor and comedian Denis Leary has a bit in his hilarious 1992 stand-up act No Cure for Cancer where he jokes about developing a revolutionary new form of therapy that involves him curing his patients by angrily telling them to shut the fuck up. Leary’s kidding. He’s telling absurd jokes to elicit laughter. And while I use profanity infinitely less often than early-90’s Leary, it occurs to me that I have spent the past several months offering…

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Remarriage counseling – How long after divorce can you remarry?

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Did your divorce story start with, “I knew he was the one!” ??At my wedding my mom stood up and gave a heart-felt little speech, which included, “After Emma went out with him for the first time, she called me up and said, ‘I know he’s the one!’”That’s a really sweet story, the one a mom is supposed to say at a wedding. It wasn’t true. The real story was when I met my ex, I was also carrying out…

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Are single parent families whole families or broken families? – Single Mum, Parents Article

There is a better-than-average chance that your family doesn’t look like the Cleavers. Traditional family vs. non-traditional familyToday, two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual traditional families (by definition) are the weirdos. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms are unmarried (according to Johns Hopkins University), marriage rates are at a record low in the United States — and around the globe. LGBTQ, multi-generation and other household configurations are…

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Dating Mind Games That Men Play & How To Not Fall Prey – Single Mum, Parents Article

This may come as a complete shock to you but there are mind games men play with women on dates. I know we would all like to believe that people have the best intentions for us on a date and that the fluff that men feed to us is genuine BUT sometimes, in fact, many times, that is simply not true. Men play mind games with women on a date because they want to feed you a pipe dream to…

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The Introvert’s Christmas Survival Guide – Parents Article

5 December, 2019The holiday season bustles with activity. Gift-shopping, decorating, to-do lists, cooking, baking, hosting and attending social events make this is the most active time of year for many. If you’re an introvert who craves peace and quiet and tends to be emotionally sensitive, you may find all of this overwhelming. Below, find a list of holiday headaches that stress out introverts, and some tips on how to put back the peace, love and joy in Christmas time.Holiday Stress…

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