Everything We Think We Know About Marriage/Divorce is Wrong!

Shaunti Feldhahn, Guest Author Have you ever quoted the facts about the 50% divorce rate? Yeah? So have I. Have you ever lamented the fact that the divorce rate was the same in the church? Or that most marriages are just hanging in there, not vibrant and happy? Have you seen or shared the sobering statistic that most second marriages don’t make it? Or talked about marriage being hard? Perhaps like you, I have said every one of those things - whether just to friends … [Read more...]

Farheen Khan celebrates her Book Launch – March 21

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to launch Farheen Khan's:    'A Hijabi's Journey to Live, Laugh and Love'      YOU are Invited to Attend!     In Our Words Inc. (IOWI) is proud to announce the release of Farheen Khan's 'A Hijabi's Journey to Live, Laugh and Love'. Farheen sees life's challenging moments as learning experiences and navigates through them using her career skills inmentorship and empowerment to chart out a Life Map with her dreams/bucket list … [Read more...]

Lynette Louise ‘aka’ THE BRAIN BROAD

Choose Your Valentine With Care: He/She is Bound to Change your Brain! By: Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD When you connect deeply with someone a new person evolves, a kind of third wheel singularity that makes choices in cooperation--and even in discord--with the two of you. I first heard this concept, of all places, while reading the book In Cold Blood: a true story about two men that murdered a family of four living peacefully in the country. The writer explained how neither of these … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Take Action!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month will continue this year as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The observed month has been running since 1995 when several organizations including the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence united to tackle the problem. Why is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so important? AM I BEING ABUSED? Does your partner: embarrasses the other person with put-downs looks or acts in ways that are … [Read more...]

Married of Not, You Should Read This…‏a Must!

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. 'I want a divorce'. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, 'Why'? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at … [Read more...]

The Couples Commitment Code‏, Larry James

Couples Commitment Code   Is a promise to stay together, come what may and if one decides to leave, the other partner goes with them - partners for good. A couple's level of commitment to this "Couples Commitment Code" is an idea of the mind that bears witness to the thought that when it comes to your relationship, there is no possibility that the love energy you feel together could ever feel the same alone. This idea greatly influences the tone of the relationship. Couples … [Read more...]

My Partner Cheat? Never! ~ 29 Red Flags That May Suggest a Cheater

Here are a few things that often point a finger to a cheater. While it is true that some of the following red flags may be sure-fire indicators, I've used the words "may suggest a cheater" because it may be wise to give your partner the benefit of the doubt when suspicions arise. To accuse without evidence could cause the flame of your relationship - however much there is - to go out. If your partner is not cheating, then confrontation will most likely cause a major trust issue. It may be … [Read more...]

NEVER Speak the “D” Word…‏

Too many people are too quick to get a divorce. Something happens. You become angry and in the heat of battle, you threaten divorce. You should never make life-changing decisions in the midst of emotional turmoil. Marriage is the most sacred of trusts between two people. When you married, you made some promises. Just because you are disappointed at the anger, bitterness, ambivalence, or venom you are receiving from your partner, remind yourself that divorce is difficult for both people, no … [Read more...]

Are you an ex-boyfriend cloner?

Are you an ex-boyfriend cloner? A lot of people are. Here's how the story goes. You have a torrid love affair. The best sex of your life. Or maybe you feel you've met your soul mate, but something goes wrong and the relationship ends. He left her, she left him. Someone moved or was married or returned to their ex or whatever the scenario might be. In the aftermath of something like this, it's common that people try to clone their ex. If you had a tall blonde, you go looking for another … [Read more...]

Re-Branding Self – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Re-build, Re-Vitalize, and Re-Gain YOU = Re-Branding Self !!!   Finally, it’s all over. Hopefully, you have your life to yourself and you can look forward to the future ahead of you. However, depending on your particular story of disappointment, divorce, or failure, it may not be that easy or clear-cut. Your relationship may have ended, your divorce may be final on paper, you lost your favorite job, you lost a child. Your experiences of perceived failures might be in the past, but … [Read more...]

Caring for the Children during a Divorce

Working for a couple going through a divorce can be especially challenging for a nanny, however it can also be exceptionally rewarding. There are few times when a nanny can be of more help and support than when a family is being divided by divorce. Here are some things to keep in mind if you find yourself in the position of care giving for a family that is going through a divorce.   The only side you’re on is the child’s. It’s not uncommon for a nanny to have a closer relationship … [Read more...]

Handling the Holidays on Your Own – WOMEN & RECOVERY

DIVORCE     The Holidays are here and one should give a good college try to enjoy this Easter/Passover Season. For all the Women of our World that are starting over in their lives, through this time of year, the following shared experience may offer some solace.   There's no way to get around it:   Cheer and glad tidings surround you during the holidays, but chances are you don't feel very festive. In fact, you probably feel more alone than ever, especially if you find … [Read more...]

Strength is from within…after divorce – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Strength is from within...after divorce   If you are recently divorced, you are facing many challenges, even if the divorce was your idea. You have the financial adjustment, adjustment to single parenting, possible conflicts with your former spouse, helping your children adjust to the visitation schedule, and the list goes on. If you are not a religious person, what source of strength do you draw from during those challenges? The answer may be something you have not considered … [Read more...]

HONOR, What Does It Mean to Be Honorable?

Honour or honor (see spelling differences; from the Latin word honos, honoris) is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body such as a family, school, regiment or nation. Accordingly, individuals (or corporate bodies) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at … [Read more...]

Violence is not always Visible, Henriette Eiby Christensen

How Anger (and education) Saved Me From Suicide   Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.  First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then ANGER.   No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and … [Read more...]

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