I started dating my husband when I was 19 and he was 36. I came from a broken home where there was extreme violence and alcohol abuse, so I did not want to have anything to do with alcohol. He told me that he was only a social drinker, but come to find out he is an alcoholic. Soon after we got together, I found out that I was pregnant. After that, I became ill and could not work. He could not afford to carry both of us because of his dependence upon alcohol.
My family agreed to let us stay with them until we got on our feet. While there, he quit paying my car insurance so that I could not drive, refused to agree that I get a job, and became aggitated when I mentioned going to school. I soon felt like a pregnant prisoner. From the beginning ,he has blatantly lied to me about were he has been and how much money he has spent on alcohol. He always seems to turn a situation around to be my fault, and I am left feeling guilty as if I actually did do something wrong. Soon after I had our son,

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Turn ordinary routines into extraordinary memories The other day, my husband and I were talking about how we desperately need to attend a carnival because it would be unordinary (because we are in our late twenties and have a one year old), and extraordinary (because it would remind us of our youth). We can walk…
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Ask someone why he went to work for his present company or why he bought his current car or house. Some people are motivated primarily by necessity, rather than by what they want. They do something because they must. They’re not pulled to take action by what is possible. They’re not looking for infinite varieties […]
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Clinton Power, Australian relationship counselor, looks at the benefits of taking a break from dating to reset your thinking, be self-reflective and ultimately be more open and ready for the kind of relationship you really want when you get back out there.
If you’ve been in the dating game for a while, it’s likely you’ve experienced some of the highs and lows of dating.  Sometimes you have the best date and connection with someone new and you can’t wait to meet them again, and then there are the other dates where you can’t get away fast enough.
But have you considered that taking a break from dating could be one of the best decisions you make in order to find a mate?
Many of the women I work with in my therapy practice get to a point in their dating life where they feel tired, stuck, and disillusioned with dating.  It’s no surprise if you’ve been dating for a while and been on lots of dates that you can start to feel like this. If none of your dates have transpired into a serious relationship for a long period of time, then it’s easy to feel pessimistic about the possibility of meeting your

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“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”                                              – A.A. Milne Love is a feeling, which in order to be felt needs to be converted into…
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From artificial intelligence to genome mapping – the world of tech and biotech is exploding, adding new levels of efficiency and opportunity to the world. In many ways, we’re starting to live in the future we’ve always envisioned; just think, self-driving cars are already hitting the roads. But even amidst this ocean of innovation, there […]
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