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Last week a lady I’m supporting in the in the US said: “Nicola, I want out of this marriage but I feel too guilty to leave.” Many men have shared the same with me. Staying in a relationship because of guilt alone can be a miserable way to live. If this is really all that is keeping a couple and ... Views: 22
We are living in a bright new age for women. Though we have not yet reached true equality, the opportunities now are well and beyond those even a few decades ago. Our daughters can be anything. But along with such benefits come the stresses of life, which can have a serious impact on their self ... Views: 51
There are several house cleaning services Cary that are of great importance to households. A good house is that which has been kept clean so that those people who live in such places are safe and free from infection. At home there are various parts of the homestead that should be cleaned and ... Views: 50
“How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”— Albert Einstein
We each perceive love in our own way. Your perception of love would be determined by your past experiences. If you were raised by particularly ... Views: 46
It almost doesn’t matter what triggered it. What matters is it is escalating out of control. Someone in your home is going ballistic. Someone is losing it and there is a risk of property damage and/or a physical altercation. It is already scary. Very scary.
These are situations not to be ... Views: 70
Counseling remains a viable strategy to cope with or change issues affecting one’s life. However, there are often many hurdles ahead of attending. Those hurdles are related to fears, misconceptions and even horror stories about counseling.
Fears include being labeled crazy or bad as well as ... Views: 69
Even with excellent guidance and attentive parents, teens sometimes make mistakes that result in an arrest. If this happens to your teen, you'll likely feel both overwhelmed and frightened. As a parent, you may be wondering whether or not it is best to free your child as soon as possible or let ... Views: 61
The winter months of the year can feel like a very long time. The cold weather, snow, and gloomy atmosphere may make people want to change things up by spending money on a vacation or new personal items. While spending money on things you enjoy is OK, you need to ensure that you keep some money ... Views: 291
10 Single Mom Secrets on How to Keep It Together After Divorce
As a counselor and coach to hundreds of clients and a mom to two vibrant, smart, beautiful women ~ now young adults ~ I have learned numerous life lessons through the years.
I learned to design and incorporate what I call ... Views: 102
Providing some sort of identification for your doggy babies may sound overly cautious for you. Especially, when your furry babies are already microchipped, right?
Wrong, it is vital and could save their lives.
It is not a question of being overly protective, it is our duty as pet owners to ... Views: 101
The song lyrics in “Joy to the World” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” say it all. Christmas is meant to be a season of cheer and happiness. Funnily enough, though, we women sometimes look for this feeling of joy in all the wrong places.
Who else has a mental checklist that ... Views: 134
The call it the "terrible twos." That period when parents first see a child's attempt at autonomy. While a child may show signs of temperament earlier, it is not until they are between 20 and 24 months that their acts are deliberate. A battle of wills can begin as the child attempts to exert ... Views: 124
Nowadays, individuals are more concerned about healthy living and pursuing an active lifestyle than ever before. The recent public health campaign instigated by the Los Angeles for families with kids five years old and younger is a good example to quote. The main objective of this drive is to ... Views: 124
Whether you have finished your maternity leave or already have a kid, you cannot concentrate on your work until you get a nanny for childcare. A nanny can look after your child when you are out or busy in some client meeting. You can go at work peacefully as you know that finally, you have a ... Views: 133
Every year in December, magazines cover the same old story, how to survive the holidays. Every year they generally say the same thing; keep it simple, have a plan, be
HoEvery year in December, magazines cover the same old story, how to survive the holidays. Every year they generally say the ... Views: 142
In 1960, I was fourteen years old and my mother was the first civil rights activist that I knew. She did not march the streets. She lived her beliefs. She had Blacks, Muslims, Gays and other minorities over to our house for dinner almost every Sunday. She treated them all with the greatest ... Views: 134
Uterus experiences many changes amid pregnancy; most obviously, it increases in size and changes shape. The hormones of pregnancy additionally cause changes in the cervix preparing it to hold and secure the fetus and in the long run dilate for birth.
Before conceiving, if a woman checks her ... Views: 135
CHANGE YOUR WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
If there were any lyrics that best describes today’s message it would be from Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit song ‘Man in the Mirror’ “I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer ... Views: 197
Are you in the process of planning an RV trip? If you are, it is important to take a close look at your traveling party. If you are a parent, will you be traveling with your children? If so, it is important that you take the proper amount of time to plan and prepare for your upcoming RV trip. ... Views: 176
Becoming a parent can be both a very exciting and scary time. The reason it can be scary is that a new parent is now completely responsible for the health and well-being of a very fragile child. That’s a huge responsibility. Part of that responsibility includes ensuring that your home is a safe ... Views: 136
When people get to the stage of seeking help for the dissatisfaction or conflict in their marriage, they often wonder “Did I marry the wrong person?” or “Did I marry right or well?” These are common thoughts many share with me that they struggle with. So, how do you know if you have? Is there ... Views: 319
In today's world, everyone is very concerned about performance, competition and perfection which leads to an insidious increase in stress. Stress causes damage that is often underestimated, and it is a social phenomenon that should be closely examined and evaluated. In today's modern, fast-paced ... Views: 256
This question fascinates me because I have observed over many years many journeys where people struggle with this task (myself included.) Let’s take a look at some of my speculations and see what your thoughts might be on why this is so challenging.
Our History and Teachings
For women, it is ... Views: 186
Are you sick and tired of your spouse’s behaviour?
Do you have no more to give?
Are you at the end of your tether?
Do you think an ultimatum is your only way out?
We hear people giving ultimatums every day. “If you don’t stop doing X then Y will be the consequence.” However, more often than ... Views: 227
How to build your child’s self esteem. Self-esteem is about liking who we are, and how we value ourselves. It is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others. Self-esteem affects our trust in others, our relationships, our work, and nearly every part of our ... Views: 218
How to build your child’s self esteem. Self-esteem is about liking who we are, and how we value ourselves. It is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others. Self-esteem affects our trust in others, our relationships, our work, and nearly every part of our ... Views: 146
How to build your child’s self esteem. Self-esteem is about liking who we are, and how we value ourselves. It is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others. Self-esteem affects our trust in others, our relationships, our work, and nearly every part of our ... Views: 125
The effects of having a child are immeasurable. Whilst most parents say the greatest moment and thing in their life was the birth of their son or daughter. The effect that having a child can have on your marriage is immense. Marital dissatisfaction can ensue after having a child and it can ... Views: 205
Recently, the American public was disgusted and horrified by the despicable lewd and vulgar remarks about women which were made by Donald Trump.
The remarks were uttered during appearances on Access Hollywood and the Howard Stern Radio show. They were discovered by the Washington Post and ... Views: 180
The process of finding and then hiring a nanny will definitely raise your tension line on the head with lots of thorough research and screening tests. The process of hiring the right candidate for child care is the daunting task for parents. After all their kids will be in the supervision of the ... Views: 136
As we live in a time where pediatricians actually recommend limiting screen time as a matter of health, I have been thinking a ton about my time as a child. I was never a big television fan, and even avoided watching too many cartoons thanks to my constant desire to play outside. Now I am a huge ... Views: 154
The teenage years are a time when children first start breaking away from their parents and discovering their own independence. While this time is full of fun adventures and new friends for teens, it can be a harrowing experience for parents. Here are four ways to reduce your anxiety and keep ... Views: 153
During Diwali festivities, one often ends up wondering what is going to be the best gift for loved ones.
Chocolates and flowers are romantic; you could go for some cakes and pastries if you plan to drop down to a loved one's place for celebration.
Then, the choice of a gift also depends on ... Views: 200
Diwali is closing in fast, and it's an atmosphere of celebration all through the country.
It is during such times that people often think of visiting homes. As a part of the new found metro culture, families sometimes split after one of the kids is married off. They may move to a different ... Views: 332
What if you are a mother of two or three children and a working woman with lots of responsibilities inside out? What if your boss calls you at midnight for an urgent client meeting? What if you have a business meeting in any other city and your husband is also out of the town for a conference? ... Views: 142
Time speaks louder than words. My friend, Max, got me thinking about this the other day. He was discussing someone in his life who chooses work or going out with other friends over him.
Time is our most precious currency. It is the currency of life. So, how you spend it shows what is ... Views: 192
Let’s say you are involved in a litigation (court) process to address a parenting dispute and it looks like that train is careening out of control.
You can’t foresee using mediation or collaborative law because either you or your former partner won’t agree to this. There may be a ... Views: 145
You are in conflict with your former partner. You see a family lawyer who tells you s/he can be of assistance. The lawyer offers to send a letter of introduction to your former partner or their lawyer and in so doing, sets the tone for the process of settlement.
That first communication often ... Views: 125
In addition to my counseling practice for most matters of family life, I frequently provide workshops. This week, three: one for parents of high school students, one for parents of elementary students and the third for students in grades 5, 6 and 7.
As in all my parent workshops, I ask what ... Views: 191
Last year ended in a huff. When school let out, the pressure was off and the behaviour subsided. Some kids don’t fare well at school.
Come the new school year, parents worry and wonder, “Will it be different this year?”
Maybe the situation will be different: Perhaps maturation over the ... Views: 151
There is a Jewish word that doesn’t translate directly into English, but it informs my attitude to people who have undergone hardship and need help.
Translated, the word is a hybrid of several concepts, not standing alone on any one, but really the combination of all.
The concepts or words ... Views: 155
We all have some very special memories for Fathers' Day. Most of us remember being tucked up at home with the closest of our immediate family and enjoying a grand feast on Fathers' Day, getting to spend some superb bit of quality time with our parents and siblings, and maybe grandparents at ... Views: 196
A move to a new state can be a difficult transition. There are many issues to consider in order to get yourself and your belongings to your new home. To make the moving process go smoothly, you must approach it in a very organized manner. The following are some tips to help make your move as ... Views: 126
Children need to feel good about themselves. They need to be accepted and valued by the adults in their lives and their peers. Children with high self-confidence feel that the important adults in their lives care about them and would go out of their way to make them safe and well. They feel ... Views: 540
Family relationships are some of the most important in your life. There are many families that you may be relating to:
• the family you grew up in
• your extended family of aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, nephews, and all their husbands and wives
• your current family
• perhaps the ... Views: 459
I have to admit. I have a hard time asking for help. I have that “false pride” thing about being able to do it myself, that if I have to ask for help, it means I’m helpless. It makes me think about the two year old who proclaims, “I can do it myself!” And now that I’m on the other side of the ... Views: 185
Family is probably at the top of your priority list. For many people, family is the most important and enduring thing in their lives. But it can often be difficult to stay connected and maintain those very important relationships. Life gets in the way, we get busy, little kids take up a lot of ... Views: 296
When adult children and teens decide that it's time to move on, the parent might experience the phenomenon of empty nest syndrome. If you're feeling pangs in your heart over your baby growing up and leaving the nest, you're not alone. Some cases are more extreme than others, but in general, it ... Views: 127
While there can be moments when one is in a position where they do know what is best, there are also going to be moments when this is not the case. It could be said that this is simply part of being human.
If, on the other hand, one was perfect, then there would be no reason for them to have ... Views: 290
Although caring for aging family members during their golden years can be an incredibly rewarding experience, it can also be quite taxing. This is especially true when it comes to managing personal finances and ensuring your own financial health. As senior adults become increasingly dependent, ... Views: 209