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Friendship: The Foundation of a Solid Relationship

When was the last time you entered a house, apartment, or other building and thought “that is a good looking foundation!”? Unless you lay concrete foundations for a living, it is probably not a common thing you think about. We tend to take the foundations of buildings for granted, focusing instead on decorations, colors, or…
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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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