Marriage and romance look different in your thirties and forties than it did when you were 22. I remember talking to a friend, let’s call him Ray, about how things were different with his wife Angela “back in the day.” I asked him to describe what he meant.
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JUST SAY, “YES, DEAR!”
“Many things have been said about how to save your marriage. Some of them are even true!”
THE SECRET INGREDIENT FOR BETTER ANGER EXPRESSION
We’ve been thinking about anger all wrong.
Anger is not something to suppress, ignore or be ashamed of. In fact, expressing your anger in a safe and healthy way is one of the best things you can do for yourself. All you need is the confidence to do it right.
3 HEALTHY WAYS TO DEAL WITH ANGER
Riley was livid. His heart was pumping out of his chest. His hands were shaking, and all he could think about was, “This is it. It’s go time.”
THE TWO FACES OF ANGER
“I’m not angry. You’re the one yelling. Nothing I ever do is good enough for you. I can never do enough.” The conversation began with talk about some badly needed home repairs, but—as Josh and Annie so often did—the conversation quickly heated up and disintegrated into something less-than-productive. It began when Annie said she was …
REINVENTING MANHOOD: A NEED FOR CONNECTION AND PURPOSE
The police academy, fire academy and military boot camps are filled with 18 to 20-somethings pushing harder mentally and physically than they have ever pushed themselves before. These platforms are mostly for young adults and are even more highlighted than previously with the invention of social media. While Navy Seal movies and Police SWAT shows …
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MID-LIFE: TRANSITION OR CRISIS?
Alex stared out the window and wondered what the problem might be. He liked to golf and was always ready to get together with the guys and go out for 18 holes. Sometimes he went to the golf course and just played a round by himself or with anyone who showed up. Lately, though, it just wasn’t that interesting. He found it easier to stay at work.
The Power of Playing Catch
My baseball career ended at the age of 16, as a junior varsity benchwarmer. I couldn’t throw as hard or run as fast as my teammates. But, that is still longer than most kids play these days. Now, by age 14, more than 70% of ballplayers have stopped playing ball.
That One Time I Had a Nervous Breakdown
Let me tell you about my brain.
Imagine thinking about all the things you have to do one day at work. While you are thinking about those things, a constant song plays in your head. While this song is only in your head, if you sing a line wrong, you must start over again, until you get the line perfect.
I HATE MY LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN (PART II)
You forget to set your alarm, wake up late, spill coffee on yourself, and trip over your kid’s toys on the way out the door. Your wife texts you on the way to work, unhappy about the mess you left in the kitchen and reminds you that your son has soccer practice this evening. You will need to attend because she will be at another event with your daughter.