Summer is upon us and boy oh boy, is it hot! I have been spending most of my days in front of the fan willing it to turn just a little bit faster so that I can stay cool, despite the oppressive heat. I have had varying levels of success. In other news, I have …

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Question: My husband and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in July. The marriage was never “easy”, but over the last two years our relationship deteriorated. We faced several major life stressors with our child and careers. The resulting depression made things even harder. The fights were becoming more frequent. After a while, we …

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I am a 39-year old woman. My mother passed away five years ago and about a year after that, my father finds a girlfriend via an online dating site and has been dating her ever since. In June, my father announces to me that he will get married in October. I had no indication that …

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widower boyfriend

Question: I am in the weirdest relationship I have ever been in in my life. I met R about a year after his wife passed away. We started out as “just friends” and played together as a band – like Simon & Garfunkel– I admit I thought he was cute but I was kind of …

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second marriage issues

Question: My kids are 17 (g), 20 (g) and 22 (g) his (all boys) are 17, 24, and 26. Before we moved in together 3 yrs ago I was pretty much of a pushover. I held the line on important issues like substance abuse, sex, school, curfews, obeying the law but everything else was anarchy. I …

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My oldest child absolutely refuses to accept that her mother wants to remarry. Reader Question: I have been a widow for six years. I have been engaged for almost a year. I have two adult children that live away from home and one teenager still at home. My oldest (daughter) absolutely refuses to accept that her …

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step parenting tips

Parenting is challenging enough, and even more so if you’ve got stepkids. While a beautiful relationship isn’t going to happen overnight, it’s still entirely possible to enjoy a healthy bond with your stepchildren. Check out a few tips for making it happen: Have Realistic Expectations Give yourself time to form a relationship with your stepchildren! Love …

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second wedding ceremony

When planning a wedding ceremony, most brides get caught up in the flowers and the decorations. The truth is that the beauty of the wedding ceremony has little to do with words, music or what the bride’s wearing. Some weddings are magical simply because it’s obvious the bride and groom are so in love. Others …

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Robin Thicke and wife

On Monday, Feb. 24, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced they had decided to separate after eight years of marriage. For a long time they have defended their marriage, but more recently several events have taken place that made it seem like the break up was coming. The “Blurred Lines” singer and Baggage Claim actress, …

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ideas for renewing love

When you have been married a long time it is easy to let life get in the way of the romance in your relationship. Kids come along, work gets busy but there is no need to allow your marriage to get boring. You love each other as much now as you did when you were young …

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