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Should wives stay thin for their husbands?

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A friend was telling me of her new diet and plans to lose 20 lbs. “I told Jack (her husband of 10 years), ‘I'm so sorry I got fat since we married!'” From everything I can tell, their relationship is thriving, but my friend has a deep-rooted sense that she has an obligation to make…

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EliteSingles vs. eHarmony dating sites

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In the black hole that online dating sites and apps can be, Elite Singles and eHarmony stand out with promises of serious, long-term, committed relationships. Which one is better? This post will help you decide. Short answer: While both are quality dating sites, EliteSingles has a free version, is more affordable, and offers a more…

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Being a single mom is hard—right?

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When people learn you're a single mom, is the pity automatic? “I don't know how you do it.” “You're amazing— must be so hard to do it all by yourself!” “It must be so hard for the kids, I'm sorry.” Etc., ad nauseam, blah blah, right? Welcome to my world. I frequently meet strangers who,…

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How to pay off your credit cards – when no one wants to help you

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This post was sponsored by Debt.com. Just because you’ve been turned down for balance transfers and personal loans, it doesn’t mean you’re destined for bankruptcy. America is drowning in debt – and credit cards are dragging us down. According to recent statistics… We owe more than $1 trillion on our cards. That’s enough to buy every NFL, NBA,…
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EliteSingles vs. Zoosk—which is better for single parents?

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Two of the most popular dating sites are EliteSingles and Zoosk, both of which claim tens of millions of users worldwide—including in the United States.  In early 2019, Elite Singles parent company, Spark Networks based in Germany, bought Zoosk. Add these to dozens of other dating apps for both single parents and the general population,…

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When to consider relationship counseling

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Couples counseling has gotten a bad rap as a last-ditch effort to save a already-failed relationship. But recent studies find that couples therapy can be very helpful in making relationships better, stronger, and longer-lasting—including if you are not married. After all, marriage rates among millennials have reached historic lows, and more and more young women…

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How to get a loan with bad credit—and why you may need credit repair

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While having a great credit score can make your life a whole lot easier, the opposite is also true. A bad credit score can make your life harder and more expensive. That’s because bad credit makes it more difficult to qualify for a loan for a car or mortgage, or even qualify to rent an…
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Online therapy vs. face-to-face—which is better?

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Online counseling, which connects you to a licensed therapist through phone, text, video or voice is gaining popularity thanks to technology from companies like BetterHelp, TalkSpace and Online-Therapy.com.  But how does online therapy compare with face-to-face therapy? What are the pros and cons? If you’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed, therapy might help you regain…

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31 reasons being a single mom is AWESOME (according to readers)

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A while ago a member of Millionaire Single Mom on Facebook said: “I'm a new mom, expecting in a few months. What POSITIVES can you tell me about single motherhood?” I responded with a few points, and invited other members to share. Here is what we said: From me, Emma Johnson, on why being a…

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Expert Help Now Can Avoid Costly Problems Later!

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Sometimes divorce can be so emotionally taxing that common sense and reason
are overtaken by raw emotion and reflexive action.  This can be extremely dangerous.  We could be putting ourselves, our children
and our finances, at risk of irreparable damage.

“Protect yourself.  Not every story has a hero.” ~ Annie

The Worst That Could Happen

“What’s the worst that could happen?” some might ask.  One misworded paragraph of a settlement (more...)