Tag Archives: stress on marriage

Things Not to Do in Marriage

Recently, we came across suggestions, on a website called dynamom, that parents should avoid with their children.  While we recognize that these are great parenting hints we thought most of them could be applied to a marriage relationship as well. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Money – at Home

Our house is 16 years old and this week we were faced with issues of replacement of some of the original HVAC equipment in the house.  Our AC was dying and expensive to repair, the furnace might have been OK … Continue reading

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Happy Couples’ Suggestions for a Happy Marriage

A recent Thomson Reuters/IPSOS Tribune poll reported in the January 5 Chicago Tribune reviews the results of a survey completed by 1783 adult Americans.  It asked questions about the level of their happiness with their relationship.  Ninety-four percent expressed satisfaction … Continue reading

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Braking Systems, Lane Keeping and Automatic Parking

Writing a post every week means that we sometimes have fun as we come up with a topic. We are always looking for something happening in our lives or in the news that we can use to offer a useful … Continue reading

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During the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years we have worked to create traditions for ourselves and our children. In the process we have created a number of traditions associated with our children and our extended families. As … Continue reading

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Differences in Marriage

As every couple approaches marriage, they do so with expectations about many things.  We develop those expectations through our experience of growing up.  In our families – nuclear and extended – we do things in certain ways that become so … Continue reading

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De-germ your relationship

As winter approaches many get more concerned with the presence of germs in their lives.  Closed houses keep germs inside and thus we get more colds and perhaps the flu. So we are encouraged to wash our hands more and … Continue reading

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A Day on the Road

Yesterday we left our son and his family in Dallas, TX to drive Santa Fe, NM.  We had never been in New Mexico and wanted to add it to the list of states we’ve visited as well as see the … Continue reading

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The Stress of Moving

We often watch the House Hunters, and House Hunters International shows on HGTV.  One aspect of these programs is to show some of the stresses couples deal with in locating a new home for purchase or rent.  Often they include … Continue reading

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Married and Fighting: Things not to Say

We are in Texas this week, helping our son and daughter-in-law move their family from Ohio, get settled into a new home and make their children comfortable with the move as they both adjust to job changes.  We don’t like … Continue reading

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