Category: Rant & Rave

Marriage Is Not Hard Work

You’ve heard this phrase time and time again – “Marriage is hard work”  We have heard it, and repeated it so much that it has become engrained in our psyche. I was fearful of getting married in the beginning because of hearing that phrase over and over. That is probably because throughout my life I […]

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Consistent Feasibility vs. Convenient Features!

  I am by default an Apple product person. However, over the years I have had the opportunity to use both iOS and Android devices. I love the very clean user interface and experience that Apple provides, but I also love the ‘open platform’  that the Android OS promotes. Feature-rich functionality is very important to […]

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Work At Making It Right…NOW!

When you know something isn’t right in your relationship, work at making it right – sooner than later… I was a little snarky & sarcastic with Oli yesterday morning on our way to work and it irritated him. I KNEW I was wrong…but the selfishness in me got the upper hand. I stewed in my selfishness and […]

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Extreme Marriage Makeover Part Five – YOUR PAST

So many of us have things in our past that we wished weren’t there. Although we move on in our lives, there are pieces of the past that sometimes rear their ugly heads in our relationships. We forgive but have a hard time forgetting. Allowing the past to come up, whether it be issues in […]

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Extreme Marriage Makeover Part Four – INTIMACY

All of the things that we have discussed up until this point: forgiveness, communication and trust, all help to develop this next topic – INTIMACY Intimacy is vital to your marriage! You cannot have a healthy marriage without it. Intimacy by definition is close familiarity or friendship; closeness. Close familiarity and friendship does not develop overnight, […]

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Extreme Marriage Makeover Part Three – Trust

It is so very important for husbands and wives to trust each other. Your relationship cannot grow if trust is not present. There are many couples however that do not trust each other. This may be because of past hurt, insecurities and a host of other things.  It is important to identify the root cause […]

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Extreme Marriage Makeover Part Two – Communication

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated  that “It is a luxury to be understood” But how can we be understood if we don’t communicate? We have heard so many times, from so many different sources that communication is the key to marriage. Yet many of us still struggle in this area. In order for you to grow […]

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Extreme Marriage Makeover Part One – Forgiveness

Many of you have seen the various makeover shows that are out there. Changes (sometimes drastic) are made to bring about a new, and more desirable result. There are some things that we desire in our marriages, and in order for us to achieve them we may have to take some extreme measures! For the […]

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Create Your Environment!

Sometimes I have so much to say to Oli when he gets home from work. So much to share…so many needs that only he can fulfill (not just physical). But I’ve learned to give him time to unwind from the demands of the day. 

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Rebuilding Your Marriage

I recently answered a question on Quora, and felt that it needed to be shared with everyone… Here is the question: Is it better to remain in a marriage of 40 years with a husband who loves you but you don’t feel the same? Or lose your husband because you cannot stop yourself from being […]

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