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Carbs are a gateway drug!

Carbs are a gateway drug!

For the better part of my adult life, my diet has consisted of rice, bread, pasta and cheese. If it (or a majority of its ingredients) didn’t come from a can or a box, I likely didn’t eat it. Vegetables didn’t exist in my diet unless they were cooked as part of a casserole, and only then if I couldn’t see/taste/identify them. I was not the pillar of health.

Despite my ignoramus level stupid eating habits, my blood pressure, cholesterol, etc were fine. It seemed that aside from being about 100 pounds overweight, I was healthy (and as big as) a horse. That all changed 3 weeks ago.

Initiative 2012

Initiative 2012

This has been a crazy year for me, lots of ups and downs emotionally but most interesting in the work world. I am, if anything, cliche so I thought I would do a quick year in review and talk about my goals for 2012. Why should you care about my goals in 2012, why wouldn’t you?

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 4 - the 'Afterparty'

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 4 – the ‘Afterparty’

Alright, the gifts are purchased, wrapped, presented, and unwrapped. The last people have left the last shindig, and the kids are finally asleep in bed. Phew! I know your first instinct is to turn into a TV or computer zombie and let the peace of the END of the Holidays wash over you before the New Year celebrations kick in – but I think that there is one more little ‘party’ you need to attend. The “just me and my spouse” party.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 3 - Events

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 3 – Events

Whether it’s the employer’s Holiday Function, a Latke Party, Cookie Party, or Family Function, danger can lurk anywhere. Not that the December Holidays should sound too much like October, but sometimes ghosts and ghouls would be a nice reprieve from an eternal evening with the in-laws. This is where you and your wife need to have a plan and work together.

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 1

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 1

Well, there’s no mistaking it, the Holidays are here. Whatever your Winter Festivities may be, the most wonderful time of year could actually be the most STRESSFUL time of year! Over the next few days, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help make this (and every) Holiday Season easier to take. Today, we’re going to talk about GIFTS.

Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

Diamonds: Keeping the Commitment Through Material Goods

Human beings, being smart and adaptive little monkeys, came up with many different methods to reinforce the stability of marriage and fidelity that didn’t involve an angry father and uncle burying a husband in a shallow grave a safe distance from the water supply.

The Single Guy with pink shirt

Finding a balance is important.

How the Single Guy tries to balance work and a personal life

Playing the Game at Work Events

Playing the Game at Work Events

In the modern professional world, the social business function isn’t something you can go to solo if you have a spouse. Read on for some tricks to have a good time, and look good doing it!

How far is too far 'for the good of the family'?

How far is too far ‘for the good of the family’?

I was watching Casino Jack this weekend, and a question came up in my head.  The movie is a pretty good movie (my love for Kevin Spacey notwithstanding) and so I won’t insult it with an overly quick synopsis – just go watch it.  The question is – How much is too much ‘for the […]

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An illustration of why communication is important

A quick illustration as to why communication is important with your spouse.

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

There are 9 things that you should discuss and agree upon before venturing into the world of Parenting. Hopefully, you’ll have more than 9 months to talk about them.

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Have you ever wondered why women want their husbands to go shopping with them?

Taking Care of Your Wife

Taking Care of Your Wife

Simple things to do when your wife isn’t feeling well.

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Special Days – Special Times with your Wife

When a couple needs some quality time, one of them declares an “Us Day”

Father-Daughter Birthday

Sunday Breakfast – Quality Time

What do you do to make your wife and children feel special?

Lighten up, it's just pregnancy!

Lighten up, it’s just pregnancy!

There are certain events in life that seem to be created purely for the purpose of testing the strength of a relationship. The most prolific example being pregnancy.

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Why Men can’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

Why men shouldn’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

Couple Talking on the couch

Sex – How often is often enough?

How often is often enough when it comes to sex?

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The ‘Record and Repeat’ Phenomenon

A wife’s interpretation of the ‘record and repeat’ phenomenon her husband came up with

Caution: Change Ahead

Changing in Marriage

Why do women expect their husbands to change, while husbands expect their wives not to change at all?

Angry Couple

How to make marriage work

A guide on compromising to help your marriage succeed happily.

Angry bride and mother

Your Wife Versus Your Mom. Does a Happy Middle Ground Exist?

What should you do when your wife and your mother don’t get along?

money puzzle

How to Make the Household Budget Work

Budgets are no fun! Here’s a quick how-to on how to make a budget that works for you and your spouse.

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Should you Buy Flowers or Chocolate?

When should you buy Flowers or Chocolate for your wife?

Man and woman talking. Woman doesn't think man is listening

How to Listen to Your Wife

When someone starts venting, they want someone to listen, not to fix the issue. Read on for how to tell the difference between listening and fixing.