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The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes

The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes
I was recently watching a TV show with a couple experiencing the infancy stage of their relationship. You may know how that feels because you have probably been there. This is the time period in which everything is going well, you are in tune with your partner, and you both are affectionate and loving. The beginning of a relationship is generally the best part of any relationship. You cannot wait to see the other person. You are both being communicative and willing to settle disagreements quickly. But, in the back of your mind, you may be thinking to yourself this is just too good to be tru...
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8 Ways Singles Can Beat the Holiday Blues

8 Ways Singles Can Beat the Holiday Blues
                                                                            Photo Credit lesserevillife.com Art Sims of WVON 1690 and I recently talked about some ways singles can prevent the holiday blues. Here's what we discussed during the talk radio show. It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s bring lots of holiday excitement. There is much emphasis on seeing family, friends, and loved ones. But when you are single, the holiday season can feel lonely. Most people have high expectations around the holiday season. There is much involvement with...
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Life’s Got You Down – Here Is How You Can Reset!

Life’s Got You Down – Here Is How You Can Reset!
  Life is a crazy thing and very inconsistent. It can be lovely, devastating, and uncharacteristic for the most part. You start off your life with good intentions. You don't see divorce, death, illness and setbacks as part of your lives. We are eternally optimistic. In fact, we feel we will overcome much of the strife that we actually will in fact face. But, the reality is that we are likely to experience one or more of these events as we go though our lives. (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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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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Bill Cosby: Why is the African-American Community Protecting Him?

Bill Cosby: Why is the African-American Community Protecting Him?
Bill Cosby and other fragmented African-American men are a sore topic these days. Black males in America have been demoralized throughout our history and, as a result, the black community has become protective of their image, character representation, and how we discuss them in public. Race discussions can be highly charged. We are hypersensitive because of the backlash associated with racism. Nobody wants to be perceived as a racist. There is also a troubling social double standard so whenever a minority male does something wrong, the reflection on the African-American community as a whole...
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The Khloe Kardashian Dilemma: Forgive or Move On?

The Khloe Kardashian Dilemma: Forgive or Move On?
Photo Credit - US Magazine Reality versus Reality I am not a big reality show fan, but I have to admit it is brave to put your yourself and your life out there for the world to see, vulnerabilities and all. This makes it that much more interesting for me as I watch the current drama between Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian unfold. Will they give love another chance? Should they? (more…)
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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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Unlucky in Love?

Unlucky in Love?
Do you feel stuck, frustrated, Unlucky in Love? Do you feel stuck, frustrated, and at a loss when it comes to dating? Does it seem like you can never seem to find, then cultivate the right relationship for you? One that makes you happy, one that lasts? Don't despair. You've come to the right place. Welcome to www.relationshipinvestigator.com. I'm Elizabeth Overstreet and I am a relationship investigator. I'm here to help you on your journey to finding and maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. (more…)
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