Are You Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

Are You Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

Planning a wedding can take a lot of your time and energy.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of bustle of it all and forget that you’re also preparing for a marriage.

Aside from the flowers and guests, you and your fiancé are getting ready to spend the rest of your lives figuring marriage out together. While “forever” is indeed a very long time to figure out this whole marriage thing, wouldn’t it be nice if the two of you had a jumpstart? Lucky for you there is such a thing — premarital counseling. 

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How Parents and Children Can Effectively Deal with Bullies

How Parents and Children Can Effectively Deal with Bullies

Have you had to deal with bullies at some point in your life?

While most of us have experienced some type of bullying, it’s definitely not a pain we would want our own children to endure.

The reality is that bullying has become a widespread problem. It affects both genders and children of all ages. While there are many positive anti-bullying programs currently at work, how to deal with bullies begins at home.

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What Can You Do When Different Parenting Styles are Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

What Can You Do When Different Parenting Styles are Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

Marriage by itself can prove to be a challenge. Outside stressors like jobs, social obligations, and finances can add difficulty to the relationship. Sources of stress from inside the marriage can also put a significant strain on it. For example, having different parenting styles can be extremely taxing on partners.

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“Please Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself before Your Child” — The Importance of Self-Care for Parents

“Please Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself before Your Child” — The Importance of Self-Care for Parents

Self-sacrifice is a familiar term when speaking about parenthood. Not only is it considered to be good parenting, but to sacrifice your own well-being for your child’s is deemed noble. As far as it may be from the daily truth, putting an oxygen mask on yourself before your child should be the standard. Most people ignore this advice, however, and attempt to put the oxygen mask on their child first.

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Recovering from Divorce? Step One: Develop a Self-Care Routine

Recovering from Divorce? Step One: Develop a Self-Care Routine

Living through a divorce is never easy. And in some cases, in can be an absolute nightmare. For a while, your divorce becomes an all-encompassing experience, and all you want is to get to the other side. You just want the pain and the confusion to be over. But when you are there, when you are, in fact, newly divorced, you realize that the first thing you need to do is to recover from your divorce. And the first step for recovery is a good self-care routine. Here are a few suggestions, based on the experience of ‘those who’ve gone before’.

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Screens and Clicking But No One is Talking: 7 Tips to Improve Family Communication

Screens and Clicking But No One is Talking: 7 Tips to Improve Family Communication

We’ve all seen families in public where every person has their attention focused on their phones. Maybe we’ve even been that family ourselves. Turning to electronic media is an easy solution to boredom, waiting in line, or taking long car trips. In the past, families would talk and communicate during these occasions. If that seems impossible now, it doesn’t mean that you’ve lost the ability to communicate as a family. You just need to rediscover and develop those skills.

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Is Social Anxiety Just a Fancy Name for Shyness? Is There a Difference?

Is Social Anxiety Just a Fancy Name for Shyness? Is There a Difference?

People have always been shy. People have always talked about being shy.  But now there is a new word on the block. Maybe, more recently, you have heard a term that some people use to describe the experience of being uncomfortable in a group of people and/or in an intense one-on-one encounter: Social Anxiety. What’s the difference? Is social anxiety just a fancy name for shyness? The short answer:  No. It’s not.

Social anxiety is a psychiatric disorder.  Shyness is a personality trait.

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