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Types of Affairs

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

There are many types of affairs, and couples should consider this information before making a decision to dissolve a marriage or other committed relationship. Life Transitions Relationships go through stages involving loss and then gain – and each of these transitions is accompanied by anxiety. The birth of a child, career demands, middle age, and retirement are typical life transitions …

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Infidelity Crisis

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

Some affairs lack any emotional commitment, while others involve a deeper level of intimacy and connection than is found within the primary relationship. While a marriage or relationship may survive the former, as long as the underlying issues are brought out into the open and worked through, the latter type is not as hopeful. The couple would have to put …

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Toward a Simpler Life

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE Many of us are caught in the materialistic trap. We work to make more money so we can buy more things, and the more things we want, the more we have to work. Our lives become limited to self-interest and we lose touch with the broader and richer …

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Some Ways of Giving

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE “A rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it.” – Cornel West You might think that, despite the obvious benefits of giving, you simply do not have the time, resources, or energy to help other people. However, …

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Relationships & Givers

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE The Advantages of Giving It has often been said that it is better to give than to receive. Let’s explore this is more detail. How do you benefit from giving to others? There is a cardinal rule to remember about giving – when you give expecting a reciprocal …

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A Key to Wellness and a Fuller Life

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

The Altruism Option – A Key to Wellness and a Fuller Life The More You Give, The More You Receive Too few of us are in touch with a lifestyle choice that can bring us a wealth of happiness, integrity, and wellness. Altruism, or giving to others, has grown out of favor over the past several decades, but it has …

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The Crisis of Infidelity

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

The single most destructive threat to a committed relationship is when one of the partners engages in a sexual relationship with another person. This is not an uncommon event. Conservative estimates suggest that about a quarter of women, and a third of men, have violated their marital commitment to their partners. About 65 percent of marriages struck by infidelity end …

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Tantrums, Meltdowns, & Aggression

Is your toddler throwing tantrum in the middle of a store? Does your preschooler refuse to get dressed? Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! When you understand how your child brain is wired and how it matures you will be able to handle the meltdowns and aggravation more skillfully. …

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Dealing Assertively with Insults

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

How to Deal Assertively with Insults All of us have had the experience of being insulted, and it is most uncomfortable. An insult can easily mess up your day, if not your week. Insulting another person is a form of aggression (unless, of course, it can clearly be defined as banter between trusted friends). When you are insulted, you may …

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Assertiveness Tips

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

Some Everyday Assertiveness Tips Recognize that people are responsible for their own behavior. It is not helpful to blame other people when they choose not to do things that you need or want. You can assertively tell another person what you feel about a situation, but then it is the other person’s choice to go along with what you want …

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