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Romantic Marriage: Do it For the Kids

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Occasionally I run across articles claiming that studies have shown that it's better for children to be shuffled between their divorced parents than it is to stay in a home where there is constant strife. Perhaps this is so. But it reminds me of those crazy schoolyard debates we used to have....

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For Better - Or What?: Use Your Words

For Better - Or What?: Use Your Words | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
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Do you know what hypergamy is? How about a morganatic marriage? And exactly how would you define marriage?

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For Better - Or What?: Thinking About Divorce?

For Better - Or What?: Thinking About Divorce? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it

If your marriage has become difficult, contentious, distant, frustrating, or just plain boring, and you have begun to think that divorce may be the only way to get relief, think again.

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For Better - Or What?: Are You Being Authentic In Your Relationship?

For Better - Or What?: Are You Being Authentic In Your Relationship? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
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The truth of who you are must be lived not just believed. 

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For Better - Or What?: Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith

For Better - Or What?: Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith | For Better Or What | Scoop.it

Does marriage make you feel poetic?

 

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For Better - Or What?: Dreaming of a Better World

For Better - Or What?: Dreaming of a Better World | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
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If we could just tweak a few things, what a world it would be!

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For Better - Or What?: A Life Well Lived?

For Better - Or What?: A Life Well Lived? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself in the distant future. You are 102 years old, reviewing your memories of a long life. What thoughts are going through your mind?
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Assume Love: Marriage Doesn't Work Anymore?

Assume Love: Marriage Doesn't Work Anymore? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
For those seeking a happier marriage without waiting for their spouse to change, this brief article entitled Marriage Doesn't Work Anymore? offers tips, links to related topics. Based on the Assume Love approach developed by Patty Newbold.
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For Better - Or What?: Jack Sprat

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Love, laughter, and a little hard work.
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One of the best ways to think about differences between you is to decide to honor them and to make sure they do not play a part in disconnecting you. 

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New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...
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If this really works, it could help save many, many people.

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10 Reasons Not to Be a Valentine's Day Grinch

10 Reasons Not to Be a Valentine's Day Grinch | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
It’s that time again — Valentine's Day. The holiday of romantic love, chocolate hearts, and passionate feelings about whether Valentine's Day should be celebrated, or banned. Yes, a dozen red roses...
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For Better - Or What?: Things I Do That Annoy My Husband

For Better - Or What?: Things I Do That Annoy My Husband | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Love, laughter, and a little hard work.
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Those little annoyances don't have to be big problems.

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Valentine Flowers Are Too Expensive!

Valentine Flowers Are Too Expensive! | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Love, laughter, and a little hard work.
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A bouquet wilts and is gone within the week. Consider an alternative that's just as pretty and lasts longer.

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Men: 3 Steps to Relieve Valentine’s Day Pressure…

Men: 3 Steps to Relieve Valentine’s Day Pressure… | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Valentine's Day should be a day of fun and romance, but for many people it has become a day of high anxiety and deep disappointment...
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For Better - Or What?: Balancing Technology Helps Sustain Healthy Marriages

For Better - Or What?: Balancing Technology Helps Sustain Healthy Marriages | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Take advantage of these new abilities to make your relationship stronger rather than letting them create more problems.
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Assume Love: When You Stop Loving Your Husband or Wife

Assume Love: When You Stop Loving Your Husband or Wife | For Better Or What | Scoop.it

Is it over? Is it worth repairing? Can things get better? Here is how to tell.

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Assume Love: How to Get Your Husband to Do Something

For those seeking a happier marriage without waiting for their spouse to change, this brief article entitled How to Get Your Husband to Do Something offers tips, links to related topics. Based on the Assume Love approach developed by Patty Newbold.
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If you want to get your husband to do things, consider this wise advice.

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Assume Love: A Great Interview on How to Love Like You Don't Share a Bathroom

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Patty Newbold was recently interviewed by Pace and Kyeli Smith for Pace's Wild Crazy Meaningful Life podcast series.


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Assume Love: How a Great Husband or Wife Becomes a Rotten Roommate

Assume Love: How a Great Husband or Wife Becomes a Rotten Roommate | For Better Or What | Scoop.it

It's a dreadful place to get to. So empty. So full of regrets. And it happens to a lot of couples, so let's talk about how it happens, how to avoid it, and how to recover from it.

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Assume Love: Think an Affair Can Improve Your Marriage?

Assume Love: Think an Affair Can Improve Your Marriage? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
This, in my experience, is a thought that occurs to an awful lot of people as they contemplate an affair -- or soon after succumbing to temptation.
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For Better - Or What?: Marriage Advice From Someone Who Blew It

For Better - Or What?: Marriage Advice From Someone Who Blew It | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Where happy couples usually have a list of "dos", divorced couples are likely to have an equally (or perhaps even more) useful list of "don'ts".
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For Better - Or What?: Aurora Borealis Creates Beauty From the Atmosphere

For Better - Or What?: Aurora Borealis Creates Beauty From the Atmosphere | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Love, laughter, and a little hard work.
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An atmosphere creates the beautiful aurora borealis in the north - what does your relationship atmosphere create? 

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For Better - Or What?: The Love Fight: Review

For Better - Or What?: The Love Fight: Review | For Better Or What | Scoop.it

“Will you fight for the relationship or against each other?”

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All in all, this is an optimistic book that encourages readers to fight for a good marriage and a good life. The authors remind us to ask the important questions about what really matters most to us, and what it takes to have a meaningful existence. 

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For Better - Or What?: Does Your Spouse Make Mistakes?

For Better - Or What?: Does Your Spouse Make Mistakes? | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
Love, laughter, and a little hard work.
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Does your spouse seem careless and inconsiderate? Or could there be another explanation?

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Assume Love: 7 Divorce Alternatives When You Can't Stand the Spouse You Love

Assume Love: 7 Divorce Alternatives When You Can't Stand the Spouse You Love | For Better Or What | Scoop.it
For those seeking a happier marriage without waiting for their spouse to change, this brief article entitled 7 Divorce Alternatives When You Can't Stand the Spouse You Love offers tips, links to related topics. Based on the Assume Love approach developed by Patty Newbold.
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These creative ideas could save your marriage!

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Speaking of Marriage

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Winifred M. Reilly, M.A., MFT
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A long-lasting, truly satisfying relationship, is built on the foundation of a deep friendship.

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