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How to Combine Two Households in a Second Marriage

If you are entering your second marriage, and you already have two separate households, you’ve got some decisions to make regarding combining your two households. Obviously, it’s pretty easy to decide whose toaster stays and whose toaster gets the boot. But that’s only one of the thousands of items that make up a household. Pardon me in advance because I’m going to start preaching. (You’ll thank me later.)… Read More »How to Combine Two Households in a Second Marriage

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Where to Live in a Second Marriage

If this is your second marriage, Deciding where to live when you get married again can present a dilemma. I think one of the reasons for this is because when we think of marriage, we think of the nuclear family. Typically the family would consider the budget, proximity to work and school and whether the house will accommodate family activities – is there a workshop… Read More »Where to Live in a Second Marriage

The Importance of Cooking

What’s So Important about Cooking?

I have to confess before I write this post that I don’t cook all that much anymore. (I used to.) I am not writing about this to make anyone feel bad about not cooking. I would just like to explore this topic and how it factors into relationships. While women have been elevated legally from property to personhood, activities traditionally performed by women have been… Read More »What’s So Important about Cooking?

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It’s Black Friday and We’re Having a Relationship Breakdown

What does Black Friday have to do with relationships, and relationship breakdown? Your relationships are directly impacted by your health, and Black Friday has become waaaayyy too stressful. People are staying up all night long, getting very stressed trying to get the best “deal”, and becoming aggressive towards any perceived obstacles to achieving their goal. Black Friday has become a sport – extreme shopping. The… Read More »It’s Black Friday and We’re Having a Relationship Breakdown

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Relationship Counseling: Why It Makes Sense to Clean Your Own House

Yes, I know. In my last post on relationship counseling, I just told you to hire a housekeeper. But I also know many of you will pay no attention to that advice! And actually, you may have a point—there are several good reasons to clean your own house. If and when you do hire a housekeeper, you will know more about how you want things… Read More »Relationship Counseling: Why It Makes Sense to Clean Your Own House

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Relationship Counseling: Why It Makes Sense to Hire a Housekeeper

If you’re fighting over a messy house and you are considering getting relationship counseling to deal with it, please know you are allowed to hire a housekeeper! If you are married and both of you work, or if you are busy and have children, please know that you are allowed to hire a housekeeper. (Actually, anyone is allowed to hire a housekeeper!) You don’t have… Read More »Relationship Counseling: Why It Makes Sense to Hire a Housekeeper

Help! I’m Married to a Clean Freak!

You can’t take it anymore—the constant criticism, the rampant perfectionism, the persnickety attitude, the OBSESSION. The problem is you’re married to this person. And this person is not going to be okay unless things around the house pass muster. No leisurely Saturday mornings lying around in pajamas, reading the paper, (or my blog), sipping coffee, discussing where you are going for breakfast, and what fun… Read More »Help! I’m Married to a Clean Freak!