2015

4 Skills You Can Learn in Premarital Counseling to Help You Have a Strong Marriage

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Marriage is a wonderful part of life, but it can also be one of the hardest things you will do. This is why many couples decide to go through premarital counseling before they say their vows. Premarital counseling is designed to help couples understand what marriage is and how to build a successful, fulfilling marriage. Through this, you can learn more about yourself and your spouse, but you will also learn skills that will help both of you create a marriage that is lifelong.

3 November 2015

Getting Remarried After Divorce? How To Help Your Young Children Adjust

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Divorce profoundly affects young children in a myriad of ways. Children may feel angry, confused, or even guilty when parents decide to separate. These feelings can be compounded further when you decide to remarry. The family dynamic will change, and children may feel uncertain about how to treat a new "parent" and what role this new person has in their lives. As the biological parent in the household, you can help make the adjustment a lot easier on your kids.

3 September 2015

Money And Marriage: Financial Questions Engaged Couples Need To Contemplate To Avoid Conflict

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If you're planning to tie the knot, you might consider meeting with a counselor, especially if you come from differing financial backgrounds. You might think you've got the money under control, but studies show that 22% of divorces are caused by contention over finances. Finding a financial plan and learning how to communicate openly about finances before the wedding date can help you to get your marriage off to a great start -- and keep that momentum going as you experience the highs and lows of life.

8 July 2015

4 Important Steps To Take After Your Spouse Dies From Substance Abuse

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Losing a spouse or significant other is never easy, and it becomes even more confusing when the death was due to substance abuse. If you have children with the deceased, then helping them cope with the loss is yet another challenge you must tackle. While the death of a loved one is never easy, the feelings that come when the death was due to substance abuse add an additional hurdle to recovery.

30 April 2015

An Ounce Of Introspection: 4 Ways Your Inner Demons Are Affecting Your Relationships

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Whether you always date the wrong person or trade in one bad relationship for another, analyzing your behavior can improve the way you interact with prospective partners. Although introspection may not land you the person of your dreams, you may identify problematic behavioral patterns and make changes. Poor Self-Esteem The concept of self-esteem is multidimensional and many people equate high levels of self-esteem with benign characteristics. Self-esteem is how you value yourself, and can be different from how you feel about your looks, body image or other components of your life.

17 April 2015