How to Help Your Partner Understand Emotional Labor

How Can I Get My Husband/Partner To Understand Emotional Labor And Carry Some Of The Burden? Please Note This article was originally written for women to discuss gender roles in the home. These ideas can also be applied to men in similar situations. × Dismiss alert If men are more competent, assertive and higher achieving …

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It’s Okay Not to Feel Okay: Anxiety Disorders in Personal Relationships

PTSD. OCD. GAD… So many anxiety disorders get boiled down to short, sweet little acronyms—even though their impacts are often long-lasting and sometimes bitter. As someone living with anxiety, I spent most of my early adulthood wandering through every “what if” labyrinth my nerves felt like exploring. These mental excursions took days out of my …

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Navigating Traditional Gender Roles: Where they come from and the impact on a relationship

What are traditional gender roles and how are they learned? When most people think of traditional gender roles, they might picture a “Leave It To Beaver” family with a stay-at-home wife who keeps a perfectly clean house and has dinner on the table when her husband gets home from work. Gender roles, are more complex …

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Relationship Advice from a Military Spouse

As a military spouse, I’m offering the best advice I’ve ever received regarding my relationship. Let me start with the elephant in the room: whoever told you that relationships should be easy lied. Relationships are hard. They take work, lots of work. Whether you live together or you’re living miles apart. It doesn’t matter if your other …

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I Came to Earth for the Experiences

I was born in 1948, a front edge baby boomer, a product of location, times, religion, and multi-level abuse.  I’m 2nd oldest of 7 with oldest child responsibilities due to the actual oldest having handicaps.  I wasn’t allowed to date, no friends, worked away from home since age 11, not allowed to own any of …

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6 Things to do before leaving a marriage

When it comes to divorce, things are never easy. That having been said, there are things that you can do, or can avoid doing, to make the transition as, safe, easy and smooth as possible. When you are directly in the middle of a high stress and very emotional situation, it is very easy to …

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