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Dating Advice: 7 Questions To Ask On The First 3 Dates

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Here’s some dating advice to help you determine if you’re truly ready to go after your goal of having a long-term, successful relationship:
Picture this: You’re on the 3rd date with someone you really like – and who seems to like you. Can you imagine yourself saying something along these lines?
I think it’s pretty clear we like one another – and I think you’re a terrific guy/girl. (more...)

How to split up minor assets during a divorce

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Anyone who has ever told you that material things don’t matter hasn’t gone through a divorce. We spend 5, 10, 20 years collecting items and building a home with one person and suddenly find all of it disappearing. Yes, our household goods dull in comparison to the things we truly value in life like our children, family, and relationships, but collectively they shape our lifestyles so much that it can seem impossible to live without (more...)

Things You Should Know Before Making The Big Move

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Relationships can be fun! They are full of laughs, good times, and new journey’s. One of those new journeys include the big move. The move from dresser drawer to house mate. This is a very pivotal time for many relationships. You are taking it to the next level, and are taking that first step into essentially spending the rest of your lives together. Here are a few things you should know before packing up your life and (more...)

Relationship Red Flags

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Sometimes we often get into relationships quickly without taking time to get to know one another and appreciate just being friends. These results often stem from one persons desire or longing to be in a relationship. Here are a few things you should lookout for in the early stages of a relationship to avoid an unavoidable downfall.
One of the first red flags are pet names! If the person you are dating begins calling you pet names too (more...)

A Key Component To Being Happy In A Relationship

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When it comes to being happy in a relationship, there are certain components necessary, such as being able to laugh together, liking each other, being kind to each other, and having a healthy sex life. But there’s one key component that I think feeds into all of these: respect. So, in honor of Aretha Franklin, here is this week’s Love Essentially, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, along with several other newspapers across the (more...)

Alcohol Addiction And Divorce Often Go Hand In Hand

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 I remember hearing awhile back that alcohol addiction was the number one cause of divorce. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised. Alcohol addiction and divorce go hand in hand if the addict doesn’t get help. Read this reader’s story:
 
My husband and I are in our 60’s and have been married for 22 years. We are in (more...)

Dating Advice: Don’t Dismiss The Nice Guy!

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I have some dating advice, starting with this: Ladies, fess up. Have you been on a great date with a nice guy but he just didn’t do anything for you emotionally? He called when he said he would, confirmed plans, was a gentleman…but nothing in the feelings department. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
So you dump the nice guy and move on. You meet someone else, but this new guy gives you mixed signals. He calls, but (more...)

Understanding Domestic Violence Under California Law

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Disagreements are not something unusual in one’s life. After all, it is not possible to agree with someone every time. And yet, when someone constantly feels unsafe or has to continuously live in a state of fear, domestic violence could be a major contributor. Any emotional, mental or physical behavior or act, which can have a negative impact on people living in the house or family members to an extent where they feel afraid, furious or nervous (more...)

50/50 Custody Versus Traditional Every Other Weekend Parenting Time

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When I was going through my divorce 11 years ago, I had the feeling that most divorced couples were still doing the traditional custody arrangement, where Mom has the kids during the week, and Dad gets them one night a week and every other weekend. Especially in the case where Mom was a stay-at-home mom. I have a feeling that 50/50 custody splits started to become more common a few years after I got divorced.
 
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5 Effective Ways To Reduce Stress In A New Relationship

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No new relationship is perfect. You are bound to experience some periods of stress after a divorce no matter how much you’re motivated to move on to bigger and better things. Learning how to manage and ultimately reduce the level of stress in a new relationship is a crucial skill that every divorcee needs to practice.
As far as stress in relationships goes, here are some ideas you may want to test to help you reduce the (more...)