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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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  • Five tips to ease the sting of a break-up.

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    October 28th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    If you've ever suffered the life-draining, sucking vortex of a painful breakup, you know how debilitating it can be. It's as if someone turned on a giant vacuum the size of the universe and sucked all the happiness, peace and familiarity out of your life. Do you want to know why it feels that way?

    Turns out that "He's under my skin." and "I can't get him out of my head." are more than just expressions. How so? When we love someone, he actually occupies space inside the emotional center of our brains. He, or more accurately, thoughts of him, physically live in the neurons and synapses (fancy words for pathways) in our brains.

    When someone leaves our life, through death, divorce or breakup, our brain gets confused. It's expecting to  continue »

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  • “My mother wants to leave my father after nearly 50 years.”

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    October 14th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "It makes me sad to think about it. They've spent a lifetime together. My father isn't perfect, but I know he will be completely lost without my mother. How can I talk her out of it? How can I help them save their marriage?"

    The end of a marriage. Rarely easy, no matter the circumstances.

    My first piece of advice is to continue »

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