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Want Real Love? The Key is Fair Fights, Not Flowers

Dr. D. A. Graham is an expert on relationships and how to make them and keep them strong and healthy by resolving the inevitable conflicts through clear communications.

With Valentine’s Day looming, romance is in the air. While I like a bouquet of roses as much as the next person, the pop-culture view of an ideal relationship is usually unrealistic and can lead to disappointment.

Real love fights fair, large bouquet of cut roses and small flowers in glass vase, D'Anne Hotchkiss, photographer

The secret to successful, long-lasting relationships isn’t flowers, it’s how well you fight.

 

The real secret to successful, long-lasting relationships may have less to do with flowers and more to do with how well you fight.

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Travelled: Knowing Who You Are

Martina McGowan made a brave decision at an early age to be true to herself, and in that moment, she changed the course of her life. You can change the course of your life too. You begin by knowing who you are.

“If you know who you are, no one can define you.

If you know what you stand for, no one can distort you.”

~ Lolly Daskal

Perhaps it is because February is Black History Month that I am suddenly reminded of this story.

I am a native Yankee. My parents, grandparents, etc are all from the South. My great-grandfather was a freed slave.

Knowing Who You Are, LifeIsHOTBlog, Statue of James Meredith on the campus of Mississippi University. Meredith enrolled in Ole Miss after a US Supreme Court ruling enforced desegregation there. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Statue of James Meredith on the campus of Mississippi University. Meredith enrolled in Ole Miss after a US Supreme Court ruling enforced desegregation there. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

We often travelled through the deep South visiting relatives who had not moved northward in the great migration seeking better lives.

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Happy Christmas to All, and to All, a Good Night

Brad recorded this video a few years ago of him reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, and it was very popular, so I thought I would share it again here. Happy Christmas to All, and to All, a Good Night.

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