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Lonely? Waiting For Love?

Photo from 123rf.com. File name: 13903882_s.jp Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa Loneliness is painful. You want love, affection, and companionship; not loneliness. You want to live with someone; not alone. You want someone available for conversation, outings, etc.; not, “When can we… Read More ›

Time Matters

File name: 10358539_m.jpg from 123RF.com “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘don’t want to.”  Lao Tzu “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  Heraclitus “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Time matters more to me at seventy-three than it did at twenty-three. At twenty-three time seemed… Read More ›

There’s A Way Out of Loneliness

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.  Mother Teresa “There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.” G.K. Chesterton Loneliness… Read More ›

We’re Already a Couple. You Really Want to Get Married?

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions. Arthur Ashe Are you willing to go from “I” to “we?” I know, it’s a big decision. While most people say they would prefer marriage, the number of singles continues to rise. Being a couple and getting married probably seems risky if you’re single. This article… Read More ›

We Just Went Over The Holidays; You Want Me To Go Again?

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” Proverbs 21:21. The Bible “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; …. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3, 4. The Bible We’ve just celebrated the ancient religious holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah. Now… Read More ›

I Haven’t Had Such A Good Laugh Since ______!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle One of my brothers-in-law read my last post,”What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner,” and remarked that I hadn’t included humor in my list of desirable characteristics. That remark hit home. I use humor on a daily basis. So, of course, I included “Is… Read More ›

What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner

The unexamined life is not worth living.    Socrates Would you like a partner who demonstrates these attributes – Kindly tells the truth; isn’t deceitful even though it would be convenient. Doesn’t steal; respects what belongs to others. Courageously does what’s right even though it’s obviously hard. Quickly admits when he/she is wrong and makes… Read More ›

Hey, What’s Happened to You?!

Is your partner saying that it’s hard to talk to you because you – Turn into your mom or dad? Become a different person when you cross the bridge going to your parent’s home? Take on the tone of a “critical parent”? Go into attack mode when you feel threatened? Cower when you feel threatened?… Read More ›

You Call This Communication? I Think, “Not!”

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha “We need to talk.” “Why, we’ll fight?” “Just listen!” Do any of the above sound familiar? Maybe you could add to the list? A lot of people come to my office… Read More ›