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People Pleasers Listen Up

by Lori Sciame June 3rd, 2015 | Relationships
As I sorted through piles of my deceased mother's papers yesterday, I came across a quote that she had written down as she lay dying: “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”  What a true statement, especially when it comes to healthy relationships. In order for any relationship to be successful, one must be true to himself or herself, and never become just a "yes" man (or woman).

After an Internet search, I found that this intriguing quote can be credited to actor/comedian Bill Cosby. Many may remember Cosby as
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Does He Really Love You?

by Lori Sciame March 5th, 2015 | Relationships
Flip through the pages of any woman's magazine, or peruse the relationship sites on the Internet, and you'll find dozens of essays on the topic of love.  More specifically, many writers discuss in great detail what serves as proof that a man loves a woman.  Some of the things discussed as signs of a man's love include: introducing a woman to his friends and family, making room for her clothing in his closet, and inviting her to work events.  What strikes me the most about these posts is they point to the fact that women hope for signs of
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Delete Drama – Be Happy

by Lori Sciame February 25th, 2015 | Relationships
Drama. Some people find themselves addicted to it. They think that for a relationship to be fun and exciting, there needs to be passionate fights and great make-up sex. These type of people will seek out unhealthy interactions just for the perceived high that a volatile relationship provides. They also may find partners who treat them hot then cold, seemingly without reasons for the change. Sad, but true, some people just don’t feel right in a healthy relationship.

The good news is that it’s never too late to change. If you have had a string of failed relationships, ones filled
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Cold Weather – Warm Relationships

by Lori Sciame February 19th, 2015 | Relationships
Now that it's mid-December, winter weather looms on the horizon.  With frigid temperatures and copious amounts of snow due soon, people living in the northern part of the United States will be forced to stay home due to school and work closings. Plan now to use this precious "found" time to work on something important.  What I'm suggesting is simple.  Use snow days as a way to reconnect with your children.  Read on to learn fun ways to build warm relationships on cold days.

Roughing it Together

Many times heavy snows coupled with vicious winds will cause power outages.  If forced to
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Three Friends to Cherish

by Lori Sciame February 2nd, 2015 | Relationships
Because humans are social, we realize our full potential when we connect with others.  It doesn't matter if a person is an introvert or an extrovert, relationships must given top priority - even if the actual number of relationships varies greatly from one personality type to the next.

As an introvert myself, I have fewer connections than many people I know, but these connections offer me everything I need to deal with the task of living (and loving) life.  Read on to learn more about what three types of friends to value.

The Honest Friend

In my case, my most honest friend
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