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Do you know the signs of a good relationship? - Examiner.com

Do you know the signs of a good relationship? - Examiner.com | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Do you know the signs of a good relationship?
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Dr. Charles Stanley, televangelist and best selling author taught on, “The Value of Good Relationships,” Sunday, January 6.

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Some good solid advice on relationships and livng a balanced life from Dr. Stanley ... having a good relationship is worth so  much. 

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What No One Tells You About Married Life

What No One Tells You About Married Life | Staying Together | Scoop.it
How would your marriage be different if you had been handed an honest, comprehensive guide on what to expect after the wedding?

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Honoring the 'courage' of fatherhood | National Columnists | ADN.com

Honoring the 'courage' of fatherhood | National Columnists | ADN.com | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The smallest and most fundamental form of government is the family and it is falling apart. Americans across the political spectrum are beginning to recognize it.

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Good article ... the family is an important part of our society. 

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Couple Who Met in Nazi Camp Still Married

Couple Who Met in Nazi Camp Still Married | Staying Together | Scoop.it
An elderly Toronto couple's unlikely love story continues to prove that the strongest of romances can be forged even in the darkest of times.

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What a beautiful love story! Can you imagine the bond these two share? Wow!

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FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: Coping with Fear in your relationship

“Only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“For you have not received a spirit of slavery...

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Great insight about fear in marriage. Acknowledge it, and grow away from it. Solid! 

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Shifting Perceptions in New Relationships | Psychology Today

Shifting Perceptions in New Relationships | Psychology Today | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The William Darcy Myth: Why Fighting is Especially Threatening for Newlyweds By Dr. Shauna H. Springer...

 

We start off thinking our beloved is perfect and then we "demonize" them. Hopefully, we end up realizing they are just human! 

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Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce

Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the cost before you make this life-changing decision.
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This is an an article my husband asked me to write, to encourage couples NOT to divorce, by considering the cost. He suggested it because he wanted others to avoid the pain he had gone through in his divorce. As a divorcee, myself, I also was aware of the pain of the breakup of a marriage. 

 

The article has received a lot of feedback since its writing two years ago. Many were thankful for the insights, but some were offended by the straightforward message.  I am was glad to be part of an article that seemed to affect many people. 

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Inside The Surprising New Findings About Marriage And Happiness

Inside The Surprising New Findings About Marriage And Happiness | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Does being married make you a happier person? According to a report from Michigan State University released Thursday, the answer appears to be yes.

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Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer | Parenting Squad

Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer | Parenting Squad | Staying Together | Scoop.it

This briliantly written piece gives ten real, solid reasons that it's better to stay married, than get a divorce. How about  teaching your kids that your comfort is more important than them? 

 

 

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Must read for everyone. Divorce really isn't an answer for all of life's problems. Awesome read!

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Women who treat romance like work struggle with relationships - Omaha World-Herald

Women who treat romance like work struggle with relationships - Omaha World-Herald | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Women who treat romance like work struggle with relationships
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“Today's women just don't seem to understand you have to leave the office at the office,” said Maya Ezratti, a relationship coach and owner of Rewarding Relationships.
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Do not treat your relationship like a job...sounds obvious but women do find it hard to not want to control their man like they control their desk ... I know from experience that I found it can be hard, too. But men do not want to be dominated! 

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How to love A husband

How to love A husband | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Loving a husband? Feed him. Make love to him. Listen to him. So easy anyone could do it, right? Right!
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Fun advice for loving your man! 

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Emotional Adultery: How Husbands and Wives Disrespect Each Other

Emotional Adultery: How Husbands and Wives Disrespect Each Other | Staying Together | Scoop.it
NE Florida Premier Christian Media Gateway: A Jacksonville, Florida, Christian Articles, Blogs & Christian Business Directory,Online Bible Studies, Bookstore, JC On Point Christian Youth & Singles (RT @GlobalPrayer: Emotional Adultery: How Husbands...

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Agreed! Adultery is more than just sex!

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My Husband And I Are Opposites

My Husband And I Are Opposites | Staying Together | Scoop.it
My husband and I are opposites. In a lot of important ways. But we sill make it work. Because love and attraction are more important than compatibility.
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Is it possible to make it when you are "opposites?" Some strategies to help you figure out how. 

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Marriage article: Put your Spouse First | Shane Adamson LCSW

Marriage article: Put your Spouse First | Shane Adamson LCSW | Staying Together | Scoop.it
3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married




BY TYLER WARD
JANUARY 23, 2013
Tyler lives in Nashville, Tenn., where he creates & consults web-centric businesses.

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Love this article! The author did an experiment in his own life to see how putting life first would work, and not surpisingly, putting his spouse first made all the other areas of his life work. Great advice from a marriage counsellor who obviously "walks the walk."

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Q&A: Why marriage may be the strongest antidote to child poverty - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Q&A: Why marriage may be the strongest antidote to child poverty - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog) | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)Q&A: Why marriage may be the strongest antidote to child povertyThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)We tell kids not to drop out of school because they'll be trapped in a life of poverty — but say nothing about other...

 

Very good points in this article. Marriage, and staying together is the best way to avoid child poverty. 

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Streep on the drama of marriage in 'Hope Springs' - UPI.com

Streep on the drama of marriage in 'Hope Springs' - UPI.com | Staying Together | Scoop.it
OnTheRedCarpet.comStreep on the drama of marriage in 'Hope Springs'UPI.comNEW YORK, Aug.
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15 Things I've Learned From 15 Years Of Marriage

15 Things I've Learned From 15 Years Of Marriage | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Our list does not resemble the ones you'll find in Cosmo. We have never had a regular date night, nor do we prioritize "communication" or play sex games or see a therapist.

 

 

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Love it! This was some fresh fun advice about how to stay married. I agreed with all of her points. I especially liked the one about "moving," so you can see each other in different lights. That is awesome! 

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