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The Relief of Letting Go

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2017 | Relationships
Over the past few months I've realized something - letting go of a dream unfulfilled can be a huge relief.  My elusive dream involved my sister-in-law. Even after knowing each other for almost ten years, we never became close. Why, I wondered, couldn't we be picture perfect confidants, those who share coffee, share stories, and ultimately, share lives? What made being friends so difficult?

And then it dawned on me. I realized that just because my brother loves her, doesn't mean that becoming "sisters" would work for us.  In fact, we have completely different core values, plus we live far apart.
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Parenting to Improve a Relationship

by Lori Sciame October 20th, 2016 | Relationships
Parents have a tough job. Raising a young child can be emotionally and physically tiring to say the least, but once a child hits the teen years, the task of being a parent becomes even harder.  However, in order to parent successfully, one must admit that the job of being a teen is also difficult.  At this age, a child must go through a seemingly endless stream of developmental stages. That's not easy to do.  How, then, does a parent do the best job he or she can at this tumultuous time?

Kimberly Kopko, Extension Associate at Cornell University, provides
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Relationships and Retirement

by Lori Sciame September 8th, 2016 | Relationships
A few months ago, I wrote an article concerning my husband's retirement.  I wondered how this major life change would affect our relationship. At the time, I felt unsure as to what aspects would change, but I instinctively knew that change was inevitable. In  this update, I can report that we have survived the first two months; however, even with our easy going personalities, the process has been a bit bumpy.

The Good News

The fact that my husband would no longer stress over work after retirement was a given.  He had been a police officer for 33 years, and being
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Money and Relationships

by Lori Sciame August 11th, 2016 | Relationships
Most people understand that money will factor into a marriage.  How a person handles his or her money, how generous he or she is with it, and even how much money a person earns each month, will all affect the quality of a relationship.  Some statistics proclaim that 7 out of 10 married couples regularly disagree over money, and even if the number isn't that high, this issue still warrants discussion.  Here are two cases where money ruined a love relationship.

It's Mine, All Mine!

Here's an interesting scenario: A newly retired man woos a divorced woman by treating her to
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The Food and Relationship Connection

by Lori Sciame July 28th, 2016 | Health Observance, Relationships
Most readers understand the overwhelmingly good feelings that correspond with finding a a special someone to love.  Even if one has been in a relationship for quite a while, he or she will surely remember the first few months after meeting his or her soul mate. Remember how falling for someone changes everything? Although seemingly cliche, it's a fact that while falling love, colors seem brighter, life seems easier, and food tastes better (or one doesn't need food at all).

New Partner, New Foods

Before I met my husband, my life didn't revolve around Italian food; however, after marrying into an
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