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Can Friendships Survive Political Differences?

I have a group of men friends who get together once a month to eat and talk. We have a rule that during this monthly meeting, we do not discuss work, sports, or politics. In other words, we want to … Continue reading

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Are Your Relationship Needs Realistic?

In his book The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other, Jungian psychologist, James Hollis, relates his observation that people enter into relationships wanting their partner to fill a personal need that is impossible to fill. This need differs … Continue reading

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Be Careful How You Make Contracts in Your Relationship

Studies suggest that when couples break up or divorce, the most common reason given is a gradual loss of affection and esteem. When your relationship was new, there was spontaneity and excitement in learning about each other. Over time, many … Continue reading

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My GPS Has an Anxiety Disorder

“In one mile turn left at North Avenue. Then keep left.”   Her voice is calm and steady, full of authority. I usually do what she says. Sometimes I want to do it my way. I turn left when she says … Continue reading

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Afraid of Intimacy? God, Who Isn’t?

I was hosting a group of friends for the evening. As they arrived, one of them noticed my ukulele sitting against a wall. Without permission, he picked it up and started playing it. I smiled like it was okay because … Continue reading

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The Gravity of Relationships

In high school, I was taught that gravity is a force that makes apples fall out of trees. Isaac Newton figured that out. His theory was incomplete. Gravity is much more mysterious. Gravity is the organizing principal of the universe. … Continue reading

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