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George Barnard Shaw sure got it right when he said, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Even in the best of relationships, sometimes you just flat out misunderstand the simplest of communications.
Intimacy in our committed relationship. It can be so elusive. Too often, the desire for intimacy is overcome by fear, the fear of being exposed to someone who has the power to hurt you when you are most vulnerable, with nothing to hide behind.
Your marriage is your most valuable asset but if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. That old adage is apt here. It’s the sharing—physically and emotionally—that forges a marriage and keeps you close. Failing to do so allows you to drift apart.
Using a smartphone, a computer, and an iPod, you can keep your grandchildren happy, busy, and quiet...and help them learn at the same time. Here are several examples of strategies that use technology in a win-win way.
You screwed up. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t cut it even if you really are sorry. So, how do you express regret in a way that your sweetie not only gets it, but is willing to forgive you?
It’s been a “hot time in the old town” this summer. And we still have a ways to go before the changing of the seasons allows us to spend more time outside...which makes it the perfect time for a “Christmas in Summer” craft party for the grandkids.
The dragonfly myth I was most familiar with tells the story of the water beetle’s transformation into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings designed for flying and seeing the beauty of a whole new world.
With every passing day, the role of the family caregiver increases in importance. As our elder loved ones reach the point they are no longer able to care for themselves, adult children gradually assume more and more responsibility for their wellbeing.
Being a firm believer that busy grandchildren are happy and well-behaved, I usually have lots of activities planned when I babysit. And you’ll find me actively involved. It’s a great way to get exercise, have fun, and keep all the activities flowing.