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May 7, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee’s Toughest Date Yet

If you think some of sweet single gal Franny Agnes Lee’s dates have been harsh, you haven’t met her no-nonsense mama! Of course Mrs. Lee has only the best intentions for her daughter, and just wants to see Franny married off. I am sure you can relate, on some level, to this lunch meeting. Happy Mother’s Day!

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May 4, 2015

4 Ways Low Self-Esteem Can End a Relationship

If you have low or lowish self-esteem, you probably don’t believe that you’re a very appealing package for someone to date. When you feel insecure or stressed, low self-esteem often causes you to engage in any of the following behaviors – each of which will quickly sink any relationship. Get out your magnifying glass and […]

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May 1, 2015

People Who Don’t Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Several years ago, I was sitting at a bar with a friend on a Friday night. A few seats down, a woman sat by herself, drinking a glass of wine and reading a magazine. “She’s so brave to go to a bar alone,” my friend said. “I’d never have the guts to do that.” I’m […]

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April 30, 2015

Rule #4: Be a Good Conversation Partner

“Communication is the fuel that keeps the fire of your relationship burning; without it, your relationship goes cold.”  – William Paisley I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married […]

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April 28, 2015

Rule #3: Enjoy More Intimacy

“Kids. They’re not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex” — Bill Maher I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person wouldn’t continue to read that […]

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April 27, 2015

Why You Should Wait to Become Facebook Friends with Your Match

There comes a time during every budding romance when you look up your potential sweetie on Facebook. You admire his or her profile photos and maybe see if you have any friends in common. Then you hover over the “Add Friend” button? “Why not?” you ask yourself. “I’ve told him some of my innermost secrets. […]

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April 23, 2015

‘Should I Take Her Back?’

Dear Sara, I was involved with my ex-companion from 2007 to 2014. I loved her whole-heartedly the entire time. (She had acknowledged by telling me a few years back that she was lucky to have me). In June 2013 she wanted to end our relationship (not that she has someone else, nor had I cheated […]

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April 20, 2015

Rule #2: Bring Back the Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Arthur Conan Doyle I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person […]

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April 14, 2015

Humble People Are More Desirable, Study Finds

Singles are often told that if they want to be successful daters, then they had better love what they see in the mirror. The way to win at dating is to appraise yourself very highly and then let every stranger you meet for burritos know you’re a hot commodity. There are a couple of problems […]

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April 13, 2015

Rule #1: Realize You Can Lose Your Partner

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ” ~ Simone Signoret I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their […]

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