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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?

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on where your life has taken you over the past 12 months, and where you want it to take you over the next 12. Many people take this time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions that will help them change the course of their life for next year. Whatever it is, it will help if you and your spouse work together on your resolutions.

PDA: Your Secret and Not-So-Secret Flirtations

PDA: Your Secret and Not-So-Secret Flirtations

Recently, an observation at dinner with friends caused me to take a closer look at the well-loved pastime that we fondly call PDA – Public Displays of Affection. My dinner companions are a well-established couple, together for at least a couple of years. It’s obvious that the magic hasn’t worn off for them, because they held hands throughout our entire meal, occasionally hindering their ability to actually eat. At first, I thought it was cute. Then romantic. Then annoying. :/

Then I had to mentally shake myself and say…

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 2 - Gifts for your Wife

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 2 – Gifts for your Wife

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!

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!

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An illustration of why communication is important

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

Shout out to Step Parents

Shout out to Step Parents

I want to give a shout-out to all of the step-parents out there. Step-parenting is hard. It complicates your life in ways that parenting doesn’t quite reach all by itself.

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?

Father-Daughter Birthday

Sunday Breakfast – Quality Time

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

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Wives Need Husbands’ Validation in Disagreements Outside of Marriage

So how does a husband support his wife in situations that he’s not directly involved in? Excellent question, you astute man, you!