Month: August 2015

8 Signs You’re Stuck In A Toxic Marriage

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8 Signs You're Stuck In A Toxic MarriageThe first time I heard the phrase "toxic marriage," I felt a little sick. That couldn't be me, could it? If you're reading this now, you've got that little nagging intuition that tells you something in your relationship is off. Is it? See if any of these eight signs sound familiar and you be the judge.1. You find yourself sad, crying all the time, or much more than usual. I'm not a crier by nature, but... [...]

Getting Divorced? 6 Ways You Have to ‘Let It Go’

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Getting Divorced? 6 Ways You Have to 'Let It Go'If you spend time around young kids, you've probably heard Disney's Frozen soundtrack more times than you can count. But have you ever really listened to the lyrics of "Let It Go," the mega-hit song from that film? Elsa, the feisty heroine of the story, sings: "Let it go, let it go/ Can't hold it back anymore. Let it go, let it go/ Turn away and slam the door."If you're going to survive the... [...]

Want to Apologize to Your Kids for Your Divorce? Here’s How NOT to Screw It Up

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Want to Apologize to Your Kids for Your Divorce? Here's How NOT to Screw It UpI've never met a divorced parent who doesn't have at least some amount of regret about what their children went through as a result of their divorce. That regret in and of itself is not a problem. But if you get mired in it, you can end up compounding the damage. And that is a problem.Maybe you're the one who caused the divorce by having an affair. Or maybe you... [...]

This Is What An Emotional Affair Is — And What It Isn’t

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This Is What An Emotional Affair Is -- And What It Isn't It's a scenario that happens all the time: You've met a new friend or co-worker and you instantly feel a connection. The two of you just click and soon, the text messages are flowing freely. You're cracking inside jokes, you're very subtly flirting and you're thinking about him or her all the time. It sounds like the start of a very promising new romantic relationship. The only... [...]

Baby Sitter Gets 14 Years In Toddler’s Death

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Baby Sitter Gets 14 Years In Toddler's Death NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut baby sitter charged in the death of a 19-month-old boy has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter. The New Haven Register ( http://bit.ly/1IiQ3Af ) reports that 29-year-old Kinjal Patel entered a plea under the Alford Doctrine. That means she does not agree with the state's case, but concedes there is enough evidence to secure her conviction. She... [...]