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4 Family Mood-Boosting Strategies that Work

There is no such thing as a family that functions ideally. There are moments in which everything functions well and family relationships are balanced out. There are no conflicts, but things constantly change and there is no formula for keeping your family relations in a state of constant equilibrium. Ups and downs are common and…

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Maintaining a Healthy Relationship between a Parent and a Young Adult

Family dynamics change over time, especially as children grow into young adulthood. Minors make the transition by starting to take on adult responsibilities and behaviors. This phase of life’s exploration can create tension in an otherwise lively parent-child relationship. In order to maintain a healthy relationship, parents should think about their expectations for the upcoming…

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Dating Red Flags for Single Parents

If you are a single parent re-entering the dating scene, your list of priorities when committing to a serious relationship will be significantly different than when you were single and had no children. The person you are dating needs to find a comfortable way to fit into your routine. Whether you are recently divorced or…

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If You Want Valentines Done Right You Have to Do it Yourself

Guest Blogger: Valerie Garcia Valentine’s Day has been the one holiday that focuses on a man’s love for his significant other, but there is no reason why this Valentine’s Day can’t be focused on a woman’s love for her man. The question becomes what is “right” for Valentine’s Day. Men and women have different expectations for Valentine’s…

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How to Handle Change during a Divorce

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a divorce, it is a painful and difficult process to go through. From changing living situations and the loss of a lifelong partner to helping children deal with the separation, the demands of divorce can be exhausting and challenging. However tempting it may be to shut…