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Shielding your Relationship from Divorce

The break of a relationship is a painful experience. Who starts a marriage expecting to divorce? Yet significant percentage of marriages end eventually in a divorce. So what does it take to insulate your relationship from series of choices that bring the relationship to an end? Professionals agree that to value and prioritize the relationship and consistently nurturing the relationship …

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Outlook on Obstacles and Challenges

I like eagles. They face storms with courage and boldness. When a storm is coming every other bird runs away from the storm. The eagle flies into the storm. We, like birds, can run way, be paralyzed when we think that our circumstances are more than we can handle or succeed and grow tremendously in overwhelming circumstances. What makes a …

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Using Anxiety as a Clue

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

Anxiety can be helpful when it prompts us to take action to solve a problem. We can use our anxiety as a clue, in fact, that there is a problem, and that we need to confront it. Public speakers, athletes, and entertainers have long known that anxiety can motivate them to perform much better. When we don’t recognize our anxious …

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Stress or Anxiety?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

Stress happens when we perceive an event as disturbing or threatening. Our primitive ancestors experienced stress when they had to fight off wild animals, invaders, adverse natural events, and other threats to their survival. These days we are more likely to feel the anxiety that emerges from stress when we face overwhelming responsibilities at work or home, experience loneliness, rejection, …

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Avoiding & Diffusing Tantrums

TIPS TO AVOID & DIFFUSE TANTRUMS: – Give choices. Say “you have to eat vegetables but which would you want carrots or broccoli? “ Choices empower your child and feelings of empowered helps decrease frustrations that leads to tantrums. – Prepare your child for what to expect. Say “we are leaving to go grocery shopping in 15 minutes.” – Set …

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Making Your Birth Order Work For You

INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 4 Some Hints for… First-Borns You can have high standards and expectations without being a perfectionist. Try loosening up a bit, and don’t expect that others should adhere to the same standards that you set for yourself. Learn to set up some good boundaries for yourself when others expect you to do things. You …

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Birth Order & Relationship

THE INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 3 How does all of this affect our choice of a partner? The best bet when deciding on a partner is to choose someone with a birth order unlike our own so that we can benefit from the strengths of someone who has learned a different set of strategies for dealing with life. …

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Preventing Depression & Psychotherapy

New evidence supports psychotherapy for treating subclinical depression in order to prevent depression from developing. Another of many studies indicating that depression is not only treatable, but preventable with education and treatment. The same skills that people can learn, such as problem solving skills, coping skills, and social skills, to overcome depression are the same skills that can help prevent …

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The Influence Of Birth Order

THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIRTH ORDER – Part 2 The First Born While parents of the first newborn are usually responsible and diligent, they are also tentative, anxious, and inconsistent – and to make up for this they may be demanding, strict, and overprotective. Research shows that first-borns talk and walk before children who are born later. As first-borns grow …

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Birth Order, Behaviors, & Relationships

THE INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 1 If brothers and sisters are raised by the same parents, how do they end up so different? How is it that one sibling grows up to be successful academically and professionally but with few friends, while another becomes the athlete with loads of friends? To the degree that one of the siblings …

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