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When you commit your life to someone you don’t just commit to the good times, because the bad times are inevitable. There will be rough seasons and challenges that every relationship will face. Some of those challenges will push you to your limits and test your love. Some will have you thinking that you are Keep Reading ?
I’ve been married for almost 9 years to a man I’ve been friends with for over 20 years. What we have isn’t perfect but it works. It’s perfect for us. We’ve faced ups and downs, but we have always done our best to maintain a healthy, happy marriage. We figure if we consistently take small Keep Reading ?
Has this ever happened to you? You meet a man (maybe using a dating app) and you have great conversation. He sends you text messages every day and he calls you every night for a week. He then says, “We should get together on Saturday,” and he tells you about one of his favorite restaurants Keep Reading ?
When I began this entrepreneurship journey several years ago, I knew one thing and one thing only: I did not want to work for anyone ever again in my life. I had been fired twice from jobs because I put my kids’ health first. The last full-time job I had was with the federal government. Keep Reading ?
During my commute last week, I heard a song by Fantasia for the first time called When I Met You. One of the lines in the song really caused me to reflect on my marriage and who I’ve become since I got married almost 20 years ago. The line was “When I met you, I Keep Reading ?
You may not be aware of this, but over the last year I have been participating as a social media ambassador for Chuck E. Cheese’s. I’ve joined a group of social media influencers (named Chuck E. Champions) and we have been tasked with spreading the word about all of the exciting changes and activities that Chuck Keep Reading ?
Are you tossing and turning thinking about your bills? Losing sleep over mounting student loan or credit card debt? If so, you’re not alone. According to a CreditCards.com national survey, sixty-five percent of respondents admitted to losing sleep over money problems, a level of financial insomnia not seen since the Great Recession. At the the Keep Reading ?
Most singles have a sincere desire to be in a committed monogamous relationship. However connecting with the right person in 2017 can be challenging, especially in the real world. With the number of dating apps available, having someone spend their evenings swiping right to left, and constantly viewing profiles on dating websites can cause Online Keep Reading ?
I never thought I would be a person that made a big deal out of Mother’s Day. You see, those types of holidays didn’t really excite me. Don’t get me wrong, I always took time to honor my mom on Mother’s Day. But I did not know the day was going to mean so much Keep Reading ?
I get it: You’re suffering from PTLD (Post Traumatic Love Disorder). You opened your heart. You loved hard. You went all in. And then it happened: You were abandoned. Rejected. Hurt. Disrespected. Heartbroken. You’re “over it” now, you’ve forgiven the other person and you’re moving on. But deep inside, you’re still struggling to drop your Keep Reading ?
Trust is the currency of every relationship, and just like money, it’s value could either depreciate or appreciate over time, depending on the events and/or investments made. Trust mimics this same attribute and, in this case, the investments are directly related to the actions and/or in-actions of both spouses in the relationship, which could enhance and Keep Reading ?
Many of you know that Lamar and I are brand ambassadors for Pampers and members of their Pampers Baby Board. Over the last few years, we’ve had some amazing opportunities to pay it forward in various ways from giving away a $300 AmEx gift card to a friend in need to throwing a baby shower to Keep Reading ?
“Don’t marry young, it won’t work.” If you haven’t heard this before, you probably will. For some reason, most people are not readily supportive of young marriage. Not real ones at least. Fans may show excitement over young love in Hollywood, but that’s not the way it is in real life. In real life, most Keep Reading ?
I can remember really early in my transition to becoming a parent (I say early like it’s been a long time…but my little girl is only a year and half) I truly didn’t know what I was doing. It’s not that I was lazy or anything, but I think some fear of not doing things Keep Reading ?
Dear Dr. Buckingham, I am going through a lot in my life and my mind is all over the place. At times I reflect on my miserable childhood and sometimes I focus on moving forward. I read a lot of your articles and know that you are a psychotherapist so I decided to write to Keep Reading ?
When couples decide to marry, there usually is an expectation and an overall plan to be happy. What they sometimes don’t anticipate are those behaviors that show up and interfere with that plan. One of the major contributors to an unhappy marriage is nagging. Nagging is the persistent complaining, faultfinding and constant observation of what Keep Reading ?
If you haven’t seen the popular OWN TV show, Iyanla Fix My Life, where relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant teaches celebrities and everyday folks how to fix what’s broken in their lives, then you’ve been missing some good TV (especially this season.) Iyanla provides tough advice, but somehow I get the feeling that when the cameras Keep Reading ?
“United we stand and divided we fall”, or so the adage goes. It is true in politics and in life. And when it comes to your children and how to discipline them this saying is 100% true. We’ve all been there, you think you should discipline your child a certain way and your spouse wants Keep Reading ?
This month, we have joined forces with AfricanAncestry.com to celebrate what makes us unique. Black is beautiful in every hue and we want to celebrate it all. And who better to do that with than AfricanAncestry.com. When I think of celebrating what makes us unique, I think about my mom, sister and me. We are Keep Reading ?
I’m still processing the fact that Barack and Michelle Obama are no longer in the White House. I miss them. I am sure you do as well. And my disappointment isn’t just about missing President Obama’s leadership (although I do), but it is about what I experienced by watching their lives as a couple. It’s Keep Reading ?