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How Important is Marriage… Really?

How Important is Marriage… Really?
An expert examines the importance of marriage in modern relationships... Originally published on Jet Magazine There has been an interesting trend developing in China concerning marriage. Chinese women are moving away from the desire to get married. This has presented a problem in the country, where marriage was once a strong tradition. With an aging population, having rid themselves of the one-child policy and more men available than women, Chinese women have their pick of men. However, Chinese men are struggling to persuade their women to marry them. Why Did People Marry? Historica...
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4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade

4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade
Ever since Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released about a week ago, everyone has been making assumptions about what is going on in her relationship with Jay-Z. This is partly because we like to talk about celebrities. It's also because we are drawn to relationship drama. Most people like to think they are not alone in having relationship problems. Infidelity, false hopes, or staying together when you want to leave are common issues many of us face. It is normal to hit crossroads in a relationship, especially when you have been with someone for a long time. It’s common to have to deal with communic...
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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Go of a Relationship

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Go of a Relationship
James M. Sama, a Life Coach, nails it in this quote. Let's face it and acknowledge the obvious. Love can be complicated. Sometimes you love someone so much you put all of your energy, effort, and being into trying to make it work. Even when you need to move on, for some reason you hang in there and hope that if you keep trying and giving it your all with this person it will change things. (more…)
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How Do You Know When It’s Time to End a Relationship?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to End a Relationship?
While in a relationship, you might find yourself contemplating whether or not you should end it. It is normal to have second thoughts. However, if you find yourself dwelling on the idea of moving on, you might want to take such thoughts seriously. In fact, it might just be time to let go. But how do you know for sure it's time? (more…)
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Divorce Selfies: The New Way to Breaking Up  

Divorce Selfies: The New Way to Breaking Up   
             Photo Credit: Zliving  Divorce selfies are trending on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag #divorceselfies. This is an interesting phenomenon involving people who wish to publicize their divorce. They typically post a happy picture of themselves as a couple following the finalization of the divorce. Many acknowledge how glad they are to have had the relationship, but speak of accepting that the relationship did not work out. This is a sign of couples opting to bow out gracefully during the process of divorce.  This is a new trend in divorce. Gone is the acrimony, the fig...
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What Can We Learn from Brad and Angelina?

What Can We Learn from Brad and Angelina?
A recent interview with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie indicated several impressive aspects of their relationship. I wasn't surprised. But many people might be. After all, the general public has a range of reactions to the two superstar celebrities. If you polled people about Brad and Angelina’s marriage and how they feel about the couple, responses would be polarized. Some find their relationship romantic and inspirational. But many people cling to opinions from the past. They think Brad was stolen away from Jennifer Aniston, to whom he was married when he fell for Angelina. They may claim A...
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HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT

HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT
As we get into the political season yet again, the pundits take aim at single parents, blaming us for increased crime, drug abuse, incarceration, poor parenting, poverty, and pretty much everything else under the sun. As a single parent who raised a good, successful child, I get incensed just listening to the rhetoric. I am tired of the blame shifted to single moms for all of these ills. After all, it takes two to consummate a relationship and have a child. If there are single moms, there are single dads too. So why isn’t the turmoil seen as a joint responsibility instead of all the blam...
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Why Is Camille Still Married to Bill Cosby?

Why Is Camille Still Married to Bill Cosby?
     Bill and Camille Cosby      KEVIN WOLF/AP IMAGES   Given the allegations against Bill Cosby, if you were Camille Cosby, why would you stay married to Bill? Please share your comments. *** You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, newly divorced and looking to get back in the dating scene, or single and trying to find the right person for you, maybe I can help. Reach out to me at therelationshipinvestigator@gmail.com...
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Should You Stay Married for the Sake of the Kids?

Should You Stay Married for the Sake of the Kids?
Relationships tend to be great in the beginning. Getting along is usually a lot easier when you first get together with someone. After all, there are less dynamics to deal with when you only have two people in a relationship. However, as relationships mature, more responsibilities are added and a couple becomes a family. This expands the number of challenges you have to face, changing the dynamics of the relationship. (more…)
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