Unhappy with your primary doctor or specialist for a long time but too busy or unsure what to do about it?
If you are nodding your head yes, you are not alone. I’ve spoken with hundreds of professional women who say any or all of the following things about changing their doctor:
•“I don’t ... Views: 16
Over eight days in June, there is the trifecta of Father’s Day, my father’s birthday, and the anniversary of his death 36 years ago. If alive, my father would be 101 this year.
This particular trio activates memories of a father who graduated a Jesuit college as a philosophy major (and, boy, ... Views: 28
Abusive situations in families do not happen in isolation. It is neither bad luck, nor is it the fault of the victim of abuse. Abuse happens within a culture of abuse. That is, there is something that is handed down over the generations that encourages those who abuse and allow those around the ... Views: 62
Just a few generations ago, few people had to worry about their physical fitness. Life was hard. Without luxuries like cars, elevators, or even washing machines and other labor saving devices, their lives were busy doing all the things we take for granted. Machines didn’t do everything for ... Views: 86
What if there were no television, no Internet, and no parenting books?
What would we do differently?
Would we treat each other with more compassion? Would we feel better about ourselves? Would we have less anger?
How would we raise our children, if we weren't constantly being told that ... Views: 106
The way your partner proposed to you might allow you to see into your future with this person.
Good card players can detect “tells”—those unconscious behaviors that give away information about a player’s hand.
When my clients described their feelings of disappointments or exhilaration ... Views: 106
After residing in China for the past twelve years, I had the opportunity to explore the exotic city of Guilin. Actually, it was my second visit to the city. However, during my first visit, I had no time to enjoy its magical scenery.
During my recent visit, I was accompanied by Chinese wife, ... Views: 84
Many people don’t believe in the existence of guardian angels but I do. They live among us and shower us with their bottomless treasure of love and affection. They, generously, sacrifice their lives to cater for our needs without ever complaining. They are our mothers.
After carrying us for ... Views: 105
Colleges Rejected You?
Learn Top Tips of Intuitive Parents and Students—and Get Accepted!
Got rejected or wait-listed by your college or grad school? I got rejected in my senior year in high school by all the colleges I applied to! And, later, I got rejected on my first attempts at ... Views: 109
As the single and sole parent of my five children for over 18 years now (2 boys and 3 girls), I hoped I would be a natural role model to my boys for the way to grow to be successful men. I wanted my boys to man up as soon as they were old enough. Work hard, be a leader, be kind to everyone, ... Views: 152
There were several instances over the past 18 or so years as I raised my 5 children as a single parent, where the reality of my kids moving on to their next necessary chapters of life, has suddenly hit me. I had such a moment last week, as I watched my middle daughter Rebecca get fingerprinted ... Views: 149
As Easter approaches, family and friends will be gathered at the table for Easter dinner. Mom’s prized turkey and Aunt Linda’s delicious casserole will be served. The Easter bunny is there and the Easter Egg Hunt is underway. Laughter and shouts of, “I found one,” can be echoed throughout the ... Views: 137
There is NOTHING WRONG with choosing these men–but be sure you can trust your intuition to know how to detect the difference between a “take charge” man and a man who wants to take charge of YOU!
These tips come from my research with thousands of women for my book “Smart Relationships: How ... Views: 125
Although providing care for grandchildren on a temporary basis is commonplace, there is a growing number who are now substantially responsible for raising them on a longer term basis.
Usually, this is because their children have found themselves in a situation where they are unable to care ... Views: 144
Although morning sickness and unusual cravings are to be expected during pregnancy, there are a number of other conditions and ailments that can accompany the nine months of a growing baby inside of your womb. For many women, there can be a range of symptoms that are normal and are not a threat ... Views: 168
About 2.3 million children are accidentally injured every year and more than 2,500 are killed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although you may occasionally toss and turn at night worrying about your child being kidnapped by a stranger, the more likely harm for children ... Views: 138
What to talk about with your ex boyfriend over text; Sometimes you can make a mistake and dump your boyfriend over something that upset you, but in reality it was not your boyfriend's fault. You may have been having a bad day in general and you snapped over something that otherwise you would ... Views: 171
For the Sake of the Kids…..NOT!!!
We’ve all heard people say “but I stayed for the kids!” When your marriage or relationship with your significant other really deteriorates, the reason that you stay should never be for the kids! It is actually detrimental to the kids. If you and your spouse ... Views: 150
Extract From the Story Steffie in the Book Four Strong Women by Joyette H Fabien
That afternoon Steffie had once again, gone to the police station. She had briefed the officer on the recent developments and arrangements had been made for two plain clothes officers to be posted near the ... Views: 116
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and 1 out of 3 seniors in America will die from some sort of dementia. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but these are only a small fraction of the people whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. ... Views: 183
Who Is This Person?
I don't know about you, but I find that parenting adult kids is so much more difficult than when they were little! There is no course for parents of adult kids to help us! When they are little it is easy to control them.
When they are small you can keep them safe. Their ... Views: 108
The choice to adopt is a major event in a couple’s life as they set out on the path to create their own family. Whatever the reason for adoption may be, this process is relatively lengthy and does have a low rate of success if any steps are missed. For prospective parents, here is a look at a ... Views: 164
You will have your own story and your own patterns that play out, but see read through this story and see if you can recognise any patterns could be affecting your relationship.
“Karen and David (names changed) came for help because their marriage had been deteriorating since Karen started ... Views: 148
We often hear people described as “givers” or “takers,” with the first being considered the better of the two. But I think it has more to do with your ulterior motive as to whether you’re truly a giver or not.
What I mean by this is that if you are giving because you feel it is what you’re ... Views: 149
A basic cause of all relationship conflict is the gap between your beliefs of how relationships should be and the reality that exists right here, right now. Whenever you find yourself arguing or in conflict, look deeply at what is going on and you will find this gap. Every time you make the ... Views: 143
Originally published here: http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/the-little-things/10-things-husbands-do-that-win-the-universe
Alright ladies, we know your husband is your Mr. Incredible. We know that some days you just stare at him in awe that you convinced this super-hero of a husband to marry ... Views: 160
Family law is a division of the legal system that covers all legal matters that pertain to a family, which includes marriages, prenuptial agreements, property settlements, civil unions, divorces, child custody, and adoption. Before the beginning of the twentieth century, marriage was defined by ... Views: 134
A person’s career success depends on several factors, but essentially, you need to have dedication and commitment if you want to enjoy the career you’ve always wanted to pursue. On the other hand, having a fulfilling life outside work is another thing and requires more effort and consistency. ... Views: 231
Do you nourish the women in your life? Do you want to be more nourishing and learn how you can teach others to be so as well?
First, let us start by identifying what nourishment is. According to the Macmillan dictionary, "nourishment" means "food or the substances in food that are necessary ... Views: 172
If you’re a parent of a growing child, maybe you already experienced being lied to by your kid. If you have yet to discover your kid telling a lie, well, you should prepare yourself for it eventually. All children lie. Now, should you be worried about it? Should you question your modern ... Views: 254
I have a question for you....and just so you know, the answer is supposed to be "yes", okay? Here's my question: Has your child every had a negative experience in a situation, and you just knew it was going to happen? In other words, you weren't surprised when it happened, maybe you were even ... Views: 216
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 206
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 205
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 203
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 196
We’ve all had family television shows served up as a model for us over the years. You all remember The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. The book Little Women influenced many families. As a mom today, you still have the influence to proactively transform your family dynamics. Your instincts ... Views: 152
Catastrophic events can come in many forms. From earthquakes and tornadoes to violence and acts of terrorism, your world can become shaken up and unstable. The only thing you can do is prepare for it. In 2012, a survey was done at Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation and it revealed ... Views: 136
Question: Leslie Beth, how would you describe your product or project?
Answer: Are you a woman who is often smart about work but not love? Do you flip back and forth between men who are too mild or mean? Do you know how to take off your Man Blinders so you can read men—and never be fooled ... Views: 240
Everyone is relieved when the holidays are over, and sometimes disappointed. If you're worn out, it's worth your while to take the time to recharge a little, and pamper yourself.
Dr. Romance gives 4 Tips for handling Post-holiday blues
* If you are disappointed, and the ... Views: 191
Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the families don’t like, usually for cultural or religious reasons, that I changed my mind about what I was going to write this month. ... Views: 216
If you are among the fortunate ones who’s blessed with a caring, loving and extremely warm wife, who has recently given birth to her and yours first baby, then you must be looking for ways to thank her with some sweet gestures on upcoming Mother's day. Since her kid is too young to even ... Views: 234
Making and keeping New Year’s resolutions is challenging—especially when you want to make the best resolutions about dating.
Don’t despair. You can make smart resolutions — and use your brain’s ability to undo old habits to keep your resolutions! Let’s start first with smart resolutions that ... Views: 206
Playing pretend games with children can be a very fun and special thing to do. All it takes is a little imagination and the willingness to act a little silly. Among all of the pretend games I have played with children, two or my favorites are Fishy Fish and Unwrap the Present.
Fishy fish is a ... Views: 210
As a parent, I know how excited you must have been when your child uttered his/her first word. This milestone marked the beginning of lots of talk, right? Perhaps from time to time, though, you imagine what it must be like to carry on a thought in your own mind without the seemingly constant ... Views: 254
Even though you may see your child every day, it's always a bit challenging to find enough time in the day to spend with him or her. As a dad, it is important to make sure that in the time that you are able to spend with your child that you pass down the different skills that have shaped you ... Views: 152
I grew up in a large family, more exactly, a large extended family. We lived on tight budget, so we could not afford any fancy meals, let alone eating out in a restaurant. Our dinners were always very simple and plain, but I enjoyed every minute of the family dinner time. During that time, ... Views: 279
Dear Dr. Romance:
To be honest I think she is really scared to go to therapyI have been many timesAnd I know it worksAnd I really want her and I to learn how to communicate
she probably thinks you want to fix her, and that hurts her feelings. Ask her to go ... Views: 285
We rarely hesitate to send our children to public school for 7 1/2 hours every day. After all it is required by law that we educate our children!
As a homeschooling family, I admit, we didn't always spend a full 7 1/2 hours in formal educational exercises; but we probably spent more than 7 ... Views: 282
Dr. Romance wishes you a Happy New Year!
Every New Year feels like a new beginning. The sun, at its furthest point at Winter Solstice, has begun its annual swing closer to Earth, you change your calendar, and we all feel the renewal of the fresh, new year. With this sense of ... Views: 261
Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness. Research shows that happiness and satisfaction depend more on the inner person than on external circumstances. The secret to living a happy life is to get in charge of your life ... Views: 240