Mine the Gap

Let me start by just cutting to the essence of my marital discord here. My husband and I are radically different creatures. He’s contemplative, I’m explosive. He’s measured, I’m  boundless. He’s careful, I’m carefree. All too often our opposing personalities rub up against each other in precisely the most painful of ways. For instance, communication […]

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Love is Not All You Need

Did you ever realize that The Beatles flagship song, “All you need is love” was written by millionaires? Yes, all you need is love…as long as you have most everything else you need. Love, actually, is one big fat distraction. A damaging one at that. Loving is the goal of a relationship, alright. But you […]

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Up & Down The Ladder – A Tool for Anxiety

Anxieties. All of us have them. Some of us are debilitated by them. Some of us have learned how to manage them. Self-talk and self-awareness tools have been found invaluable in greatly improving that management. Here is a quick & effective tool to practice the next time you need to de-escalate your anxiety. It is […]

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The overly simplified guide to “Should I marry him?”

1. Is he a mensch? (for those of you yidishly challenged, that means a good guy, a person of integrity, of honor and of notable character) 2. Is this the one you want to have problems with? Yes, you read it correctly. Not if the two of you will have problems, but is THIS the […]

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