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The Hollywood Effect: Beliefs about Relationships

My dad gave me two pieces of relationship advice to me when I was in high school: “if it was meant to be, it will work out” and “relationships are hard work.” The advice he gave me reflects his own beliefs about relationships, but they don’t match. The first piece of advice is a destiny…
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Empty Nesters: Now what?

As I reflect on a recent relocation for work and what this move may entail for myself, my thoughts cannot help but stray back home to my parents as their house became an “empty nest.” Because let’s be honest, I wouldn’t be here without them. When the last child (or only child) moves out of…
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Fielding a Winning Relationship: The Playbook to Success

For some of us, romantic relationships are a mysterious swamp: Why can’t we understand what our partner wants in a relationship? To clarify, it’s not that many of us don’t want to make our partners happy, sometimes when we hear words like active listening or being more emotional, we usually get confused on how to apply these vague…
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Mastering Our Anger to Keep Our Relationships Happy

Many of us would agree that fighting with our partner or friend is never fun, but, unfortunately, fights are unavoidable in relationships. There are steps that we can take to lessen our anger during fights, help us solve conflicts better, and keep our relationships happy. Fights can happen when two people have different ideas about…
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