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Why You Don’t Have to Leave Your Spouse (Even if You Think You Should)

A few marriages are made in heaven and live there for years without interruption. Most marriages vacillate between beautiful high vistas and smelly dank sewers.

Lighted Door, flanked by shuttered windows on balcony.

If you’re caught in a bad relationship but don’t want to leave and don’t want to divorce, there is a third option. That option is to change the relationship. Use the courage you have to stay to fuel the steps you need to take to change the relationship.

And then there are the marriages are that have become a living hell for one spouse, and any children.

I’m talking about a marriage where one spouse is engaged in destructive, addictive, behavior.

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What are Your 3 Words for 2015?

You’ve probably read Chris Brogan’s recent post, “My 3 Words for 2015.”

He made a commitment in 2006 to choose three words as his goals and guides to his actions for the coming year.

What are your 3 words, commitment, be true to you

My three words for 2015: Clarity. Gratitude. Listen.

I decided to start doing this as well in 2012, the same year I started this blog. It is part of my commitment to live a life that is Honest, Open and True. When you choose three words and use them as your goals and guides for the year, you’re choosing to live intentionally.

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Thanksgiving Comes Every Day

I will be the first to admit it is easier to be thankful on some days than on others. Heck, sometimes life is so hard

Thanksgiving comes every day, commitment, Brad W. Smith

Sometimes you need to take a second look to realize your life is not the turkey is seems to be.

that it feels impossible to be thankful just once during an entire year. In some ways, this year has been one of the worst of my life, and in other ways, this year has been one of the best of my life. I struggle to remember to see my life as half-full when it’s so obviously half-empty. Continue reading

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