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What do pumping gas and singing Bon Jovi have in common?

We talked earlier this week about how important it is to laugh. So here's my contribution for this week....  And it is by a husband and wife who seem to have a great time being married and having f...
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Laughter is one of your best defenses in dealing with the trauma and drama of your ex.  Look for ways to lighten your mood and your load every day. Just a little thing each day will help. 

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8 Powerful Tips To Being Comfortable Around All Those People Who Love Your Kid But Make You Crazy In Your Single Parent or Stepfamily Life

8 Powerful Tips To Being Comfortable Around All Those People Who Love Your Kid But Make You Crazy In Your Single Parent or Stepfamily Life | Exes and Answers | Scoop.it
"It's not fear that makes our lives narrow and small - it's avoidance." - Harriet Lerner   More than 7 years ago, I attended a conference in South Carolina.   I had the privilege of hearing Ha...
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11 Great Tips for Easier Summer Visitation- March Madness for Single Parents and Stepfamilies

11 Great Tips for Easier Summer Visitation-  March Madness for Single Parents and Stepfamilies | Exes and Answers | Scoop.it
During  the 15 years that I have been divorced, and the 12 years I have been in a stepfamily, March is not just about basketball, but it can still have madness in it.  And for many families that I ...
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When and How Do You Respond to Hostile Email?

Aside from the very few single parents and stepfamilies that are able to use texting and email in a helpful way, I think for the most part it is not helping parents communicate any better.  I have ...
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Exes and Answers: It doesn't feel good. It doesn't feel right. But it is good and right for your children.

Exes and Answers:  It doesn't feel good. It doesn't feel right.  But it is good and right for your children. | Exes and Answers | Scoop.it
The day I disconnected from my ex and realized that I had to ignore his role as my ex and see him only as the father of my children was the day I became a better mother to my children.   Jayna Hane...
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Survival Song of the Week: It's My Life

When my dear friend went through a difficult divorce last year, I made her a CD of some songs that really helped me get through the toughest parts of my own divorce and some challenging times since...
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When dealing with issues with your ex, it can be incredibly difficult. You can feel stuck like you may never move forward. ..  But you can.

I love this song because it reminds me that I have choices over how I live my life.. even when it feels like I can't do it "my way".

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When the world shakes its fist and says Good Friday...

When the world shakes its fist and says Good Friday... | Exes and Answers | Scoop.it
This is the quote that hangs on my wall in my hallway. I've had it there for years, and it always reminds me that whatever I am going through, at some point, the way will turn around. Over the year...
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When dealing with exes, we always need to remember that there is an Easter around the corner!  There is, I promise.

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LOOK: This Is Your Body On Stress

LOOK: This Is Your Body On Stress | Exes and Answers | Scoop.it
Your boss reams you out for a bad presentation -- you break out into a sweat. Your demanding mother-in-law comes for a visit -- your head pounds.

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Stepfamilies and Single Parents have a lot of stress. Understanding how it affects our minds and our bodies helps u to learn to manage it better.

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Is Your Worrying Driving You Crazy?

Over the years, I have found that worry can make me crazier than any thing actually happening at the present moment in my life. When I came across this article referred to me by a friend, I thought...
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