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There’s No Such Thing as a Tipping Point

“What made you decide to start this pursuit of happiness?” It’s a simple question, one I should expect from interviewers by now, but when I was asked it this week I was left without a response. Perhaps it was the … Continue reading

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And I would call it “Shut Up and Listen.”

If I were to write a book right now, I would talk about how important it is to be heard. I think some of our worst decisions are made when we feel like no one is listening.  I used to have … Continue reading

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The easy joke is about how my marriage relates to inestinal bacteria.

Jared and I have been struggling with a bizarre dysfunction lately, yet I suspect that it’s fairly common in today’s marriages. Let’s see if I can get this out. A long, long time ago (because this time last year seems … Continue reading

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Because “You Make Perfect Sense” is already taken.

We wiped away our tears, signaling the end of our counseling session. “I just want to say,” her voice was the exact same tone and volume that it always is, “that you guys make perfect sense.” My eyes flew from … Continue reading

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Marriage Mad Lib

My husband and I did this exercise during last week’s marriage counseling session. I thought it was interesting, and announced mid session that I’d be featuring Marriage Mad Lib on my blog.  My marriage counselor laughed and Jared shook his … Continue reading

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Marriage Counseling 101: The Dialogue

We’d spent our first session introducing ourselves and covering our individual backgrounds and medical histories while sitting next to each other on a small couch.  When we walked into our second marriage counseling session, we found two chairs set up … Continue reading

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