What’s YOUR Plan for Making Your Stepfamily Work?

Starting a new year is a dynamic time for change. People start out with a bang trying to do things differently – better. Typically, by the end of January, their energy about the new habits dwindles. They feel bad about … Continue reading

Are You Helping or Hindering Communication With Your Spouse?

When you’re ready to have a heart-to-heart discussion with your spouse, you want it to go well. If it starts going south once it’s started, it’s REALLY hard to recover in the moment. Even after the fact, if you can’t … Continue reading

How I Chose Happiness In the Midst of Life’s Messiness

I’m excited to be a Happiness Crusader, and join over 100 women in spreading the message to Choose Happiness to women around the world.  In today’s post I share  a story of how I chose happiness in the midst of … Continue reading

Favorite The 3 Questions You Must Ask to Jumpstart Transforming Your Marriage

Your power to change any situation lies in the questions you ask yourself. They drive your behavior. They can alter your perspective at the drop of a hat. And, they can be either dis-empowering or empowering. You’re already operating on questions … Continue reading

Love, Betrayal, and Forgiveness

The other day, I shared some thoughts on my story. This entry is similar. Instead of random thoughts, though, I’m sharing deep feelings. There were times that I doubted he loved me. On many occasions, I told him that no … Continue reading

One Reason for a Failed Relationship

Lack of closure from the last relationship, AKA, incomplete grief, is one reason that relationships, particularly step couple relationships, don’t last. What is closure? It is emotional acceptance of being single again. True closure typically doesn’t include bitterness or resentment toward … Continue reading