Should I forgive him?

After 24 years of marriage, my husband Patrick did something I’m not sure I can forgive. This will surprise anyone who knows him, since he is almost a saint. He is kind, patient, and always willing to sprint the extra marital mile to make me happy. What could he possibly have done that is unforgivable? […]

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7 New sponsors for ‘The View’

I feel sorry for The View, having lost sponsors due to their naive banter regarding Miss America candidate Kelley Johnson, whose talent was a monologue about her profession as a registered nurse. I am one of the millions of nurses whose blood pressure spiked when I watched a replay of the offensive segment. But since compassion is in […]

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Anniversary symbols in need of a makeover

Wedding anniversaries have symbols to commemorate each year of matrimony, and serve as a gift-giving guide. Think of anniversary gifts as presents that contribute to your spouse’s continued presence. These traditional symbols may have made sense for my parents’ generation when they married young, and were too poor to split up. But what are the chances […]

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The Sixth Love Language

Remember the book ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Dr. Gary Chapman?  While working as a marriage counselor, he identified a simple cause of many troubled marriages: people were speaking different love languages. I believe I have discovered a sixth love language that is also critical to the success of a marriage or long-term relationship. The sixth […]

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Taking stock of my metabolism

This is the one year anniversary of the ‘flash crash’ of 2015 when the American stock market surrendered $2.1 trillion in value over a six-day losing streak. This had people concerned, fearing a future of rummaging through bins of dented cans to meet their recommended daily allowances. If you are like me, understanding the complexities of […]

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