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Friday, April 28, 2017

Waking up to the lie of “happily ever after”

Most everyone I know is going through a phase of “happily ever after” isn’t rainbows, but we don’t know if this is normal or not.  What do you do when you learn “happily ever after” isn’t what you thought? Like many little girls, I believed I could have a life like american movies. Prince Charming. A passel of well-dressed, well-behaved children....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Question: How do I manage my envy for other people’s lives when they are experiencing something I’m wanting?

“Every Facebook post is about pregnancy, engagement, a new job, or new adventure. I’m genuinely happy for them but it comes with an initial twinge of jealousy.” -A When I receive a question like this, my first and most basic response is- “Me too.” Then I wonder, “What is operating inside of us that makes us want what we don’t have?” This question...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Question: How do I deal with a high maintenance friend?

I used to have way more “friends” than I have these days. Partly because I was in the workforce and single, then “married without kid.” I was exposed to more people. I had more time to meet for drinks after work, eat out, and do adventurous stuff on the weekends. I was looking for connection. Sometimes it was deep connection I longed...

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