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Are you single and loving it?

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People may choose to remain single for any of a number of reasons: maybe career, hobbies, and friends are where you want to focus your passion; maybe you’ve been in relationships, even marriages, before and their conclusion led you to a different understanding of how you see your future; or it could be you haven’t met quite the perfect person and don’t want to settle for anything less just for the sake of not being a party of one.

On the other hand you may find yourself single by circumstance rather than by choice. Whatever the reason, you have …

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Separation or divorce: How do you know if your marriage is over?

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Separation or divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to face. You might reach a decision gradually, over time or perhaps it comes about quite quickly and unexpectedly. You could be considering separation or divorce while in the midst of repairing any discord in your marriage, or you could one day firmly reach a conclusion that your marriage is over.

Often your decision will come about when the pain of staying in the same unhappy relationship outweighs the fear and anxiety of entering unchartered territory.

Five points to consider when contemplating separation and divorce

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Recognizing and managing an unhealthy relationship

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Recognizing and managing an unhealthy relationshipUnhealthy relationships – they devastate your self esteem, crush your spirit, and maybe even threaten your physical safety. Sometimes, despite all the bad, we just don’t recognize that we’re in a bad relationship, or may feel at a loss as to how to fix things.

Award winning psychologist Dr. John Gottman has researched what makes relationships work, and what defines an unhealthy relationship. In his book, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, he identifies four behaviours that indicate that a relationship is in trouble. These negative behaviours are:

  • Criticism
  • Defensiveness

Criticism can seem harmless; however it is very dangerous because it sends a message of judgment and superiority. Even “constructive criticism”, unless invited, sends the wrong message. The unspoken meaning …

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