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Financial Abuse – Relationship Advice for a Financially Controlling Husband / Wife:
Financial conflict causes a great deal of unhappiness and tension in relationships. I received this email last week and they have given me permission to share it, here is the advice I gave Emily (name changed) ... Views:22
Welcome to Creating Harmony’s Harmonising Times. Our intention is to provide our readers, friends and connections with an overview of what is emerging in our much larger, ever evolving community. Just after midnight GMT on the 28th the new moon rises and so the Chinese New Year appears – the ... Views:20
Are you frustrated with someone you care about who appears to be the victim of a perpetrator? Do you find yourself getting angry for this person?
We all have examples of these situations and we often struggle with what to say, how much time to spend with the victim, and how to continue being ... Views:45
Growing old is too often associated with loss, loss of friends and family, loss of independence and loss of style. To allow age to define your lifestyle and your happiness would be an extremely defeatist and unchallenging attitude to have. Growing old should be a vibrant experience, a time that ... Views:61
If you have sold your home or your lease is up, you are now facing the prospect of moving. Even if you have been consistent with cleaning and organizing, packing up an entire house is a large task. The following five tips will help you keep your household in order when preparing for a ... Views:63
Foster parenting is a term that almost everyone has heard of, but few realize what the steps are to becoming foster parents and why people decide to do so. If you have ever wondered what foster parenting means, here is a glimpse into this amazing world.
What is a Foster Parent?
In certain ... Views:98
Parenting any child, biological or otherwise, takes patience, love, and commitment. However, foster parenting can be a bit more challenging and require an extra effort to exhibit each of these qualities at times. Foster children have frequently undergone conditions of abuse and neglect, and ... Views:44
Numerous children continue to enter the foster care system every day, each with a different background and unique situation. In an effort to provide the proper care and accommodations for the multitude of foster care children that need a caring and stable environment, there are various types of ... Views:60
Accidents can happen in an instant. While most household hazards are commonly known and precautions are common sense; there are hazards that need extra precautions to protect the children in your home.
**Each year over 569 children die from strangulation, suffocation, and entrapment in ... Views:65
Children of all ages and backgrounds are placed into the foster care system every day for a variety of reasons. The one thing that they all have in common is that their lives have been significantly changed, and that can be frightening for many of them. Every child deserves to feel cared for and ... Views:61
I had a wonderful teacher who provided me with precious and wise lessons about faith and trust. Her name was Jasmine. She died when she was 15 years old. She was abused and neglected before we met. She couldn't communicate through language -- yet she spoke volumes to me. But Jasmine was not a ... Views:65
If you are sensitive to the plight of abused children who have been removed from their home or you notice that there are families in your church that are fostering a child, it might make you think how fortunate those children are to have a stable family care for them! You might also think of ... Views:74
Tips on How To Save An Affection-Starved Marriage and Keep Your Relationship Happy
Affection can be one of the first things to go after children are born or when a marriage is in trouble. BUT it doesn’t have to mean something serious and it can be naturally restored as I will go on to ... Views:149
If one was to think about the people who they spend time with, they may find that they feel comfortable in their presence. What this could show is that these people accept them as they are.
There is then going to be no reason for one to feel as though they need to put on an ... Views:110
It is a famous saying of Ashfaq Ahmad that if a person kills his ego in front of one person then he has metaphorical love for that person but if he kills his ego in front of everyone, then it is a true state of love for God. Here the metaphorical love is defined as the worldly love that a person ... Views:87
Do you feel like you are drifting along in your marriage?
Do you lack excitement or fulfilment in your relationship?
Do you sometimes wonder why you are still married?
As mentioned last week there are four elements that help build and support a shared meaning, all of which should be ... Views:164
Congratulations! You are the proud parent of a new baby. Naturally, you want your baby to grow up healthy. This means taking care of your baby's growing body, but it also means taking care of their developing brain. Check out these 5 tips for making sure your baby's brain develops ... Views:90
Many people will admit that moving can be a very stressful and inconvenient process. Yes, there's usually a level of excitement when it's time to settle and enjoy your new place. However, the transition period can be challenging. However, things can go smoothly when you become intentional about ... Views:129
Text messaging remains one of the most popular forms of communication for kids who own phones. A 2015 survey found that 88% of US teenagers aged 13 to 17 have access to a mobile phone of some kind and a majority of teens have smartphones (73%). This number rises to over 90% of teenagers if you ... Views:162
Life is about making choices. People who succeed make choices at the right time. If you don’t make right choices at the right time, you risk facing big challenges ahead. How do you overcome such situations and plan ahead for your family? How do you ensure your family marriage is built on a firm ... Views:70
“Marriage isn’t just about raising kids, splitting chores and making love. It can also have a spiritual dimension that has to do with creating an inner life together — a culture rich with rituals, and an appreciation for your roles and goals that link you…” Gottman, 7 Principals of Making a ... Views:117
No doubt you know all about the challenges of airplane travel. However, there are many ways to reduce stress, paving the way for a streamlined flight. Here are five tips for enjoying flying with family.
1. Book the best flight and seating well in advance.
Buy airline tickets on Tuesdays, ... Views:129
When we feel that we have been wrongly accused of something a common reaction is to put up our defences so our partner will back down. But all this succeeds to achieve is to make our husband/wife feel that we are not taking them seriously. Where the real underlying issues in a marriage don’t ... Views:184
When my son was on the way with us to the ER for a small mishap with his allergies, my husband noticed a car with the license plates "Salem". Not only is that the name of a witchy town, it is my father's name, along with several other ancestors, and was given as a middle name to his ... Views:117
The first few years of a new marriage are some of the most important, as they are usually the time when young couples make critical life choices together. The decisions made during the first few years of marriage will often change the entire course of your life and your spouse's, and making them ... Views:150
The first few years of a new marriage are some of the most important, as they are usually the time when young couples make critical life choices together. The decisions made during the first few years of marriage will often change the entire course of your life and your spouse's, and making them ... Views:104
What is Happening to Our Children - I would like to share with you the story of my childhood years and my education - Enjoy!!!!
Looking back I was a Daydreamer at School - I have written this Article as "Food for Thought" in allowing Children to Be Children!
Will still enable them to grow ... Views:163
“Nicola, My husband won’t go to marriage counselling, I’m desperately unhappy what shall I do?”
“My wife refuses to speak to anyone, she says we are beyond help, it’s too late. Shall I give up?”
These are statements I hear time and time again, and to be honest I don’t blame a husband or ... Views:168
February is the time when nature breaks all its beautiful magnificence and Agra blasts into vivid festivals. In these 10 days sheer celebration of Uttar Pradesh's rich legacy of expressions, specialties, culture, food, move and music.
Taj Mahal along with the festivities of Taj Mahotsav ... Views:112
If one was to get in touch with one of their friends and to ask them how they are, they may find that they return the favour. When this takes place, it might not end up standing out, and this is because this is how they generally respond.
What this can show is that their relationship is ... Views:179
Teen drivers can't wait to get on the road and enjoy the freedom a driver's license brings. Unfortunately, teen drivers lack experience behind the wheel and are more likely to be distracted while driving. To help your teen reach their destination safely, here are four ways you can help minimize ... Views:171
Warning: This Gift Might Be The Best Relationship Gift You'll Ever Get
Whether you are married, dating or divorced resentment will affect you and your relationship current or future if you do not release it.
What is Resentment?
Resentment is a sense of unfairness - that you are not ... Views:180
“I thought I was happily married, until she told me she was leaving.” To where? I asked thinking that she was going for shopping at Nakumatti, where she usually goes every Saturday afternoon. I was wrong.
This time she was going for good.
“I am tired of this marriage,” she shouted ... Views:149
A touching story about a family-Must Read!
After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”
The other woman that my wife wanted me to ... Views:186
Rakhi, also called “rakhsha bandhan”, and is one of the most revered occasion in India. It is also called bond of protection.
It is during this event that a sister ties the “thread of love” to her brother, symbolizing life long protection “raksha” and fostering of relationship “bandhan”, ... Views:119
What plans do you have for your family?
Whether married or not, the following insights are essential.
“I knew I was happily married, until she told me that she was leaving.” I said to where? She replied, “I cannot continue like this. I gave you all the prime years of my life, only for ... Views:149
It's a rainy day, the kids are restless, and you are looking for something fun to do as a family. Here are a few tips we have compiled to turn your rainy day into a fun day with the family:
1. Play Games Together
In the hectic pace of school, life, and work, it can be hard to find time to ... Views:200
Recently, President Trump signed an executive order to ban travel from Sudan, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Yemen to the USA. The executive order caused furor everywhere including the USA. The executive order already faced protests at airports worldwide.
The executive order defies ... Views:190
Let’s face it, when you’re young wearing patches or glasses isn’t fun. They can limit you from playing certain sports and there is absolutely no way to hide them from other people seeing them since they are right there on your face. Because of this, some kids are self-conscious about wearing ... Views:153
Your toddler may or may not be old enough to ask this critical question, but even if they can't verbalize it, they'll definitely think it. Your goal during any road trip is to keep them so busy that they won't even notice the time flying by. In that respect, here are just a few ways to keep your ... Views:136
Last week a lady I’m supporting in the in the US said: “Nicola, I want out of this marriage but I feel too guilty to leave.” Many men have shared the same with me. Staying in a relationship because of guilt alone can be a miserable way to live. If this is really all that is keeping a couple and ... Views:266
We are living in a bright new age for women. Though we have not yet reached true equality, the opportunities now are well and beyond those even a few decades ago. Our daughters can be anything. But along with such benefits come the stresses of life, which can have a serious impact on their self ... Views:333
There are several house cleaning services Cary that are of great importance to households. A good house is that which has been kept clean so that those people who live in such places are safe and free from infection. At home there are various parts of the homestead that should be cleaned and ... Views:175
“How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”— Albert Einstein
We each perceive love in our own way. Your perception of love would be determined by your past experiences. If you were raised by particularly ... Views:169
It almost doesn’t matter what triggered it. What matters is it is escalating out of control. Someone in your home is going ballistic. Someone is losing it and there is a risk of property damage and/or a physical altercation. It is already scary. Very scary.
These are situations not to be ... Views:229
Counseling remains a viable strategy to cope with or change issues affecting one’s life. However, there are often many hurdles ahead of attending. Those hurdles are related to fears, misconceptions and even horror stories about counseling.
Fears include being labeled crazy or bad as well as ... Views:184
Even with excellent guidance and attentive parents, teens sometimes make mistakes that result in an arrest. If this happens to your teen, you'll likely feel both overwhelmed and frightened. As a parent, you may be wondering whether or not it is best to free your child as soon as possible or let ... Views:175
The winter months of the year can feel like a very long time. The cold weather, snow, and gloomy atmosphere may make people want to change things up by spending money on a vacation or new personal items. While spending money on things you enjoy is OK, you need to ensure that you keep some money ... Views:382
10 Single Mom Secrets on How to Keep It Together After Divorce
As a counselor and coach to hundreds of clients and a mom to two vibrant, smart, beautiful women ~ now young adults ~ I have learned numerous life lessons through the years.
I learned to design and incorporate what I call ... Views:236
The song lyrics in “Joy to the World” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” say it all. Christmas is meant to be a season of cheer and happiness. Funnily enough, though, we women sometimes look for this feeling of joy in all the wrong places.
Who else has a mental checklist that ... Views:238