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Supporting Your Spouse Through Addiction and Recovery

By Dr. Sarah Toler, CNM, DNP www.addictions.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy https://close-companions.teachable.com Being married to a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs is hard. When you entered into a marriage, you did so with the expectation of always putting each other […]

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Love Your Partner More

by Belinda Luscombe Time Magazine May 20, 2019 Parents’ love for their children can make them do peculiar things. Like staying up until 1:00 am gluing glitter on a second-grade class project. Or driving 40 miles to deliver a single soccer cleat. […]

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Raising Socially Competent Kids

By Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane   No doubt you have seen your kids with their eyes glued to a computer screen, television or mobile device. And you may have wondered how technology is affecting them. The moving pictures on television, in […]

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Surviving Well-Intentioned (Overbearing) In-Laws

by Malini Bhatia www.marriage.com I didn’t just gain a husband when I got married. I gained his entire family. I’ve heard people say they didn’t marry the family, they married the man. I suppose I’m a little confused at that statement, as […]

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Paul and Peggy: Dealing Gracefully with Step Parenting, Cancer, and Unemployment

When it rains it pours. Paul and Peggy, married 40 years, stuck together as a team when many couples would have fallen apart when his kids said "Your not my mother!", through Peggy's breast cancer and Paul's periods of unemployment. […]

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Carolynn and Brad: We Lost 36 Family Members in 36 Months!

Carolyn and Brad, married 23 years, lost 36 family members in a span of 36 months. Can you imagine? It was tough, but they got through it together with a stronger marriage.