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Marital Spats – Why it’s Crucial that YOU get the Last Word!

                It is crucial to have the last word in a marital tiff.  It’s control. It’s power. We all know that the one who speaks last wins.             The following conversation really took place. I have removed the real names of the speakers. Not to protect anybody – I just didn’t have the time...

Date Your Mate – For Free! (Part 2)

So how is the mate-dating going? Did you try out any of the free options in last month’s Date Your Mate article? Or any of the great ideas shared in the comment section? Well, whether you’re a slow-starter and looking for more options before you get rolling or a savvy dater who already exhausted last...

When to Dump the Date - Six Red Flags
When to Dump the Date – 6 Red Flags

You don’t have to make every relationship work. The whole point of dating is to get to know someone. Whether you’re looking for current companionship or an eventual long-term commitment, dating is an evaluation period. So evaluate. If an aspect of the relationship makes you uncomfortable, don’t be quick to dismiss it because you’re in...

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SHREW-B-GONE – The Product That Can Change Your Marriage

I have invented a great product. If you buy this concept, you can revolutionize your marriage. You can turn a bickering household into a haven of peace. You will find yourself on the highroad of life. Imagine this: he is putting away clean dishes and he asks where something goes.  I have several response options:...

Date Your Mate for Free
Date Your Mate – For Free!

Part 1             We’ve all heard it – if you want a better marriage, make time for you and your mate. Have a date night – once a week. Or at least monthly. Go. Do it. Date. There are lots of good reasons. Psychologists are telling you to do it.  Counselors, pastors, wise family members...

Google the One You’re With

The best way to avoid divorce is to not marry the wrong person. There’s no 100{2303b849a176fc4c55cbcb5b49f44c0b6a86ba83e746fb3d962701d1b8d54085} guarantee when you pick a mate it’s the right choice. There is a way, however, to improve the odds. How? Glad you asked! If you are buying a new car, you would likely look on the internet and find...

STOP THE WEDDING! 4 Questions to ask Before You Say “I Do”

Actually, these questions should be asked before you even say “I might.” Once the invitations have been sent out and a deposit has been made on the reception hall, it becomes more difficult to get honest discourse about expectations after marriage. By the time the flowers have been ordered and the gifts start arriving, the...

10 Ways to Get to Divorce Court Without Beating Your Spouse or Having an Affair

            With divorce rates hovering over the 50{2303b849a176fc4c55cbcb5b49f44c0b6a86ba83e746fb3d962701d1b8d54085} mark, do we really need instruction on how to get to divorce court?  Apparently, finding that path is not a problem.  The problem is that many do not knowingly choose the path – they wake up one day and find themselves on it.  As a family law...