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  • Do you NEED a relationship to be happy?

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    October 9th, 2014Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships

    dreamstime_11513655I’ve had recent conversations with two women who recently experienced breakups. Both are devastated, scared and on an immediate course to find a replacement to help them feel better. Who can blame them? It doesn’t feel good to be rejected or be alone. So the typical response is ease the pain and do it as fast as we can.  Often our first line of defense is to fill the gaping whole with someone new. Loneliness averted. Pain eased. So far so good. Until it isn’t.

    While I understand our desire to avoid or lessen the pain of rejection or loneliness, what concerns me about the answer these women seek is the instability of it. If our happiness and peace of mind are continue »

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  • “Truth or Dare?” a guest-blog post by Jonna Spilbor

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    September 29th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    This post comes courtesy of my Happy Hour radio show co-host Jonna Spilbor. Jonna is an attorney by day and as she likes to say "Superhero by night." Jonna is also a regular on Fox News and MSNBC and all around cool-chick and yes, a Happy Bitch. Enjoy her take on honesty always being the best policy, particularly when it comes to breakups. We talked about this topic during our September 29 radio show, Happy Hour, on Mix 97.7FM. Enjoy! You will love her style!

    Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?  

     

    Let's chat about honesty.  Honesty is like that over-sized piece continue »

  • The Five Biggest Relationship Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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    September 7th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Relationship mistakes? Who me? Yes, you. Yes, me. Yes, all of us.

    If you've made relationship mistakes in the past, well, welcome to the club. I think we all have. Oh well. Move on. It doesn't matter so much that we've screwed up in the past, what matters is that we learn what works, what doesn't work and have the presence of mind to stay alert and not fall into the same old patterns and keep making the same mistakes. When relationships ain't going so hot, we all like to think it's the other person, but let's face it, it takes two to Tango, so let's make sure you're not contributing to the drama.

    Here are the five biggest relationship mistakes you don't want to make, in reverse order: continue »

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  • “I’m giving 100% in a relationship and only getting 25% back.”

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    June 13th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Well if that ain't a pretty crappy return on your investment. If it were money you were investing, you'd be broker than a bikini waxer trying to make a living in the 70's. (Boy, hair styles certainly have changed, haven't they?)

    So it's not money we're talking about, but the fact is, your emotions, your time and ultimately your life are far more valuable than any bank roll. So if you're investing in a relationship that's a losing proposition, well then continue »

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  • Why Playing Hard to Get Won’t Work . . .

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    May 27th, 2011Keryl PesceBook Reviews, Family and Relationships

    and other relationship myths you'll see an entirely new light after reading "The Case for Falling in Love" by Mari Ruti, PhD. Trust me. You'll never view love or so-called failed love the same again.

    You know I'm an avid reader, and when I agreed to review this book, I did so because I figured it would be an appropriate topic for you. I mean, who doesn't want to love, be loved, let go of past failed romances and understand the complicated web we call intimate relationships. This book could single-handedly take the place of any book on relationships you've ever read. Yes girls, ditch the old guides.

    Not only is Mari's book continue »

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  • “I’m getting divorced, and I don’t know who I am anymore. How did I lose me?”

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    May 16th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

     "I'""I'm 46 years old, the mother of two,11 and 14, and the 14-year-old has cerebral palsy. After 21 years, my husband told me he wants a divorce and wants out. I have since found out he has a girlfriend. The marriage has been rocky, but I was in it for the long haul. I've been married since I was 24 years old. I have no idea who I am other than a wife and mother. How did I lose me?"

    First, let me tell you that I feel your pain. My circumstances were different - divorce, change of jobs and a move, all bundled up in one not-so-neatly wrapped package and continue »

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  • Special Guest Blog Post! “Cultivating Your Own Happiness”

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    May 5th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    OK, ladies! We've got a special guest in the house of Happy Bitches!

    Welcome Ellie Scarborough, Founder and CEO of www.PinkKisses.com. Find out how Ellie not only recovered from a low point in her life, but turned it into a smashing personal and professional success. You've heard me say "Life isn't what happens to us. It's what we do with what happens to us." Brilliant bombshells Ellie and her BFF, Amy Lynch took that philosophy to heart and created a website and brand designed around helping those of us who have had our hearts broken (anyone with me here?) get past the pain and take control our lives and happiness. And you know I'm all about that!

    Read Ellie's story. It's a refreshing tale of triumph over heartache. She's laughing all the way to Huffington Post, Today Show, New York Times, Cosmo Radio and more! Way to go my Happy Bitch friend!

    I started my day on only three hours of sleep. It didn’t matter. The coffee pot was turned on. I knew I’d power through. My team was coming over in less than an hour. It was go time. continue »

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  • “I’m in an abusive relationship. I’m tired of living this way.”

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    April 14th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "l am living with a mentally and emotionally abusive, alcoholic, narcissist husband. I haven't any "real" job skills or college degree to make enough money to live on my own. I now suffer from severe depression, panic attacks, extreme shyness and barely associate with anyone, or go anywhere due to low self-esteem. I'm 40, humiliated, and tired of living this way. I have 2 kids with him (12 & 9) that I am trying to raise as responsible, independent, giving, caring people. I don't want my son growing up thinking it's ok to treat any person the way his father does, and I'm starting to continue »

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  • “I’m so tired of arguing with my teenager.”

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    February 25th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "I don't know what to do anymore. Honestly, I'm emotionally drained and exhausted. All I want is what's best for my child, but it seems he fights me on everything. And I mean, everything. He won't do anything I ask him to do, but his friends call and he jumps through hoops. How do I get him to listen to me?"

    The answer lies in what you just said. Here's a hint. You just told me his friends have more influence with him than you do. There's a reason for that, and you'll understand why by the time you continue »

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  • How connected are cell phones really keeping us?

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    November 24th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." Just a few rooms away from each other, on March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell spoke these words to his assistant over his newly-invented telephone. Two people, for the first recorded time in history, communicating with spoken words without being in each other's presence.

    Fast forward 134 years to 2010, and it is estimated that there are over 4.6 billion cell phones in the hands, pockets and purses of people all over the world. You could be in your car, heading on 95 South at 55 miles an hour and continue »

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