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How to make your husband WANT to spend time with you.

This week I took a day off work to help my husband. He was tackling a small paint job and asked me to join him. I didn’t paint. We didn’t talk much. My biggest contribution was driving to the Hardware store for a needed item. The rest of the time, I just kept him company …

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If Only He’d Do What I Ask!

Last week we started exploring codependency, a pattern of relating that negatively affects many marriages. Quite a few times I’ve been asked, How does codependency start? The roots of codependency are established in childhood in response to a dysfunctional family setting with chaos, trauma, abuse, neglect and/or mistreatment. The child may experience shaming, judgements, blaming, …

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How to Fix your Husband

Anne guessed her husband must have lost track of time again and texted him, “Where are you? Dinner is on its way and I ordered your favorite, so get here ASAP to enjoy!” She tried not to sound overly demanding in texts, and frequently peppered her demands with compliments, ‘please,’ and smiling emoticons.  The house …

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Don’t Let the SIZZLE Fizzle!

Joyce Joyce was solid and reliable. She had been the cashier at Register 5 for more than a decade. Today, a woman in her 20s was purchasing a small, heart-shaped birthday cake, a bottle of champagne, raw oysters, and condoms. Joyce fought to keep her eyebrows from arching high in response to the young woman’s low-cut …

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