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Marriage Findings From 2013 Shed Light On What Happens After 'I Do' - Huffington Post

Marriage Findings From 2013 Shed Light On What Happens After 'I Do' - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
Huffington Post Marriage Findings From 2013 Shed Light On What Happens After 'I Do' Huffington Post Marriage is a complex beast; sometimes it's full of happiness and other times it goes really, really wrong -- which is why so much time and energy...
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a journey- takes alot of time, effort- but worth it

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7 Things We've Learned From Our Blended Families Of The Week - Huffington Post

7 Things We've Learned From Our Blended Families Of The Week - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
7 Things We've Learned From Our Blended Families Of The Week
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As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families.
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its the journey....

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Parenting teens special report

Parenting Teens

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some good thoughts on how to build bonds, increase trust, create boundaries that are healthy- especially good info for step parenting

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10 Holiday Tips for Blended Families - Beliefnet

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10 Holiday Tips for Blended Families
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It only hurts the children; Invite your ex-spouses over for a holiday party. Brace for surprises.
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Good tips that help keep a balance, are realistic

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Why Second Marriages Are More Perilous - TIME

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Why Second Marriages Are More Perilous
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Many people see remarriage as a fresh new chance at happiness with a partner whom they should have chosen in the first place.
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4 Great Ways to Deal With Unmet Expectations in Marriage ...

Unmet expectations in marriage will happen. What do you do when your spouse doesn't meet your expectations? What you do can make or break your marriage?
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communication, recognizing healthy & not-so-healthy expectations-

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Marriage Expectations (iMarriage-Part 1A)

Every marriage contains a unique blend of personalities, history, circumstances, problems, and joys.
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Expectations, dreams- can impact/ for good or bad- helps to recognize them- " I' wish for, what "I thought it would be"

 

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Frank Hannigan's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Good insights into the early dynamics of many marriages.

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How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post

How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage?
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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:33 PM

Excellent, practical advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of a second marriage, and the stepfamily that often accompanies it. 

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How Retirement Can Hurt Your Marriage (And What You Can Do About It) - Huffington Post

How Retirement Can Hurt Your Marriage (And What You Can Do About It) - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
How Retirement Can Hurt Your Marriage (And What You Can Do About It)
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Some couples are not prepared for the realities of being around their spouse more often, according to marriage experts.
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A Dark View of Assisted Living

A Dark View of Assisted Living | marriage | Scoop.it
A new documentary airing on PBS explores the shortcomings of the assisted living industry.
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While looking into continuum of care facilities, I see this negative appraisal of assisted living- distressing to say the least- Going in wide-eyed.

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» 7 Small & Simple Habits for a Happy Marriage - World of Psychology

» 7 Small & Simple Habits for a Happy Marriage - World of Psychology | marriage | Scoop.it
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in couples therapy, believes that relationships don’t require hard work. They do require attention
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Happy Marriage = Attention + intention

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Separations, Connections, and Boundaries: Important Knowledge for Married Couples and Their Parents

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boundaries are a important element in a new marriage relationship- helps to realize you need to consciously set them, or relationship may suffer or fail due to the stresses...

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A Year of Questions for You and Your Spouse from the generous wife - @GenerousWife


Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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Lots of good questions to talk about when you feel like you have nothing to talk about!

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» 6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude - World of Psychology

» 6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude - World of Psychology | marriage | Scoop.it
Gratitude and appreciation are two powerful weapons we can use against depression and anxiety. In fact, Dan Baker writes in his book, What Happy People
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Setting Healthy Boundaries With Mentorees | Marriage Mentoring

Setting Healthy Boundaries With Mentorees | Marriage Mentoring | marriage | Scoop.it
What do we do if we feel the other couple expects more from us than we can deliver? In other words, how do we set healthy boundaries without coming off as uncaring? This is a great question. We've seen too many new marriage mentor ...
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A Gift You’ll BOTH Enjoy All Year

A Gift You’ll BOTH Enjoy All Year | marriage | Scoop.it
Christmas is unbelievably busy, especially if you have children at home. Yet all of us hope this year will be different.
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GOOD idea!- A gift of 12 date nights for the year--> investing in each other, and your interests= strengthen the bonds!

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9 Things We've Learned After 9 Years of Marriage - Huffington Post

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9 Things We've Learned After 9 Years of Marriage
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As a result, we've learned a lot about being married and figured we'd share it with you. A bit of advice for every year we've been married.
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5 Things You Must Discuss Before Getting Married

5 Things You Must Discuss Before Getting Married | marriage | Scoop.it
Before walking down the aisle, one of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse-to-be and your relationship is to talk about the tough stuff.
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Be the Victor: Rising Above Victimization

Be the Victor: Rising Above Victimization | marriage | Scoop.it
“You don’t be the victim; you be the victor.”
I heard this line spoken recently — an inspiring statement that encourages us to rise above a state of victimhood. Sometimes, it’s easy to justify why we are where we are in life.
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Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage

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A note from James Russell Lingerfelt: Mr. Gerald Rogers' article stirred a wide variety of feelings among people across the globe. Helped and encouraged thousands, infuriated few. We read letters f...
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Saying “Yes” to Sex? Is that Your Exception or Your Rule?

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Until recently, my calendar had been taken hostage by our son’s baseball schedule.
Baseball is over, but football is chomping at the bit to set up camp on all those empty calendar spaces baseball has left behind.
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Healthy Fights - Arguments That Help Your Relationship - Oprah.com

Healthy Fights - Arguments That Help Your Relationship - Oprah.com | marriage | Scoop.it
Therapists come clean on the arguments that just about every loving twosome has to confront (and overcome) before sailing into long-term romantic bliss. (How often do you fight with your husband? Is this normal?
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Every couple will fight about these things- its how you communicate your disagreement (remember "I statements') corny as they seem, & what you need without the emotion- create less defensiveness

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10 Things To Know Before You Remarry : Marriage Missions International

10 Things To Know Before You Remarry : Marriage Missions International | marriage | Scoop.it

Know the "Costs" & "Challenges"

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Very good insight in what to look at in remarriage

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HAGELIN: Cultivating romance for married couples - Washington Times

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HAGELIN: Cultivating romance for married couples
Washington Times
They would show affection — a hug, caress or brush of the hand — in little moments, before dinner, exchanging car keys or getting ready for their own time out alone.
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Good thoughts about how technology short circuits communication,  how we show our love, what our children learn by watching us ....

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Marriage and Commitment: The Ring Makes a Difference ... - Zenit.org

Marriage and Commitment: The Ring Makes a Difference ... - Zenit.org | marriage | Scoop.it
The rise in numbers of cohabiting couples in recent years could lead to the conclusion that being married does not make much difference: a supposition not...
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being married makes a difference in alot of measures according to this study

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