Health

FOR THE LOVE OF RELATIONSHIPS – Coping with Uncertainty 

What we are witnessing in the country is an upside-down world. Common sense is not so common. Many of us are fearful, stressed, frustrated, and worried about our families, friends, finances, futures, colleagues, and communities given the crime, corruption, violence, uncertainty, inhumanity, and the rising costs of everything. Everyone wants to be happy, but happiness …

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FOR THE LOVE OF RELATIONSHIPS – Relationship landmine

Spending, unending consumption, credit cards, online shopping, ATMs, refinancing deals, and online money transfers have made managing finances a shell game and a relationship landmine. Debt is at an all-time high and it is affecting the quality of relationships.  For millennials who are marrying later, both partners have a financial history they bring into the …

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FOR THE LOVE OF RELATIONSHIPS – Addressing Entrenched Social Challenges

Breakdown of the Family:  Since the 1950s’ the number of single-parent homes has increased at an alarming rate. A Pew Research Report outlines that for the first time in American history, approximately 25% of children live in single-parent households.  The decoupling of marriage and childbearing is a problem. The non-marital birth rate is 44%.  “Father …

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FOR THE LOVE OF RELATIONSHIPS – Forced conformity

Forced conformity is the imposition of uniformity in thought, behavior, or appearance. It is a phenomenon that has pervaded our society. It reflects a suppression of individuality and diversity, often driven by societal norms, political ideologies, or authoritative establishments.  At its core, forced conformity stifles individual expression and hinders personal growth. When individuals are compelled …

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Is my child being bullied? Why won’t they talk about it?  What are the signs?

Submitted by Dru Ahlborg, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bullying Recovery Resource Center  Parenting isn’t easy and there are many things to juggle especially as our children get older. As caregivers we may be managing their sporting teams, recitals, school, hangouts and play dates, homework and our children’s emotional and physical well-being. How do we …

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