Dr. Romance Happiness Tip: The Magic of Reassurance

Dr. Romance writes: There are a few simple communication techniques that  work like magic in relationships, whether with committed partners, friends, co-workers or relatives. One of the most effective is reassurance, which is simple to do , and calms both of you down, which allows your discussion move on without struggles.  When a discussion begins to get difficult, if you learn to stay calm and reassure the other person you’ll find it works very effectively....more

Free Tarot Sunday: Life Happens In Just The Right Order

Yes, I have a new website (again).  Good lord, I have a problem and probably need to have my MacBook taken away from me.  Have computer, will build website (or rebuild website), I suppose.  That should be my motto.  I guess, if I can’t move every 7 months like I did pre-asperger’s, then redesigning my website every few months is a close substitute....more

Can We Talk?

"Use your words." "Can't we discuss this?" "How does that make you feel?" ...more

The Answer I've Been Looking For

I love you. But you make me so mad sometimes! I love you, but you get on my nerves sometimes. You annoy me sometimes. You frustrate me sometimes. You upset me sometimes. BUT, I love you.  Sometimes I think you could measure love by how much the other person frustrates you. I say that because if they frustrate you and you still want to be around them, that must demand a high level of love. ...more

I Got Sick and the Family Ran Perfectly

When I finally emerged, weak from my stomach flu-inflicted stupor, the house was completely clean, the dishes done, laundry folded and put away. I can't remember the last time that my washer and dryer were not only empty, but had no clothes piled on top. The refrigerator had even been cleaned out. He stepped in and took my place. He filled the shoes that I so often feel like I can't even begin to fill. ...more
Good husbands are the best! Isn't it weird, though, the insane guilt we feel at not being 100% ...more

Really Feelin' the Love

When you feel loved, it makes the world look different. It makes you feel things that you’ve never felt before, see things that you’ve never seen before, hear things that you’ve never heard before. When you feel loved, it makes the people around you look different. It makes you see the beauty in individual people. It makes you appreciate the unique characteristics and traits of each person, makes you see the good in people versus the bad....more

Putting the Spark Back Into Your Relationship

What’s the key to keeping the spark in a relationship? When the honeymoon phase is over, how do you ensure the passion remains?When relationships transform from leisure into work, a shift occurs within the dynamics of the couple’s interactions where they start to become complacent and bored. They are not turned on as easily as before—they fall into the “danger zone” called status quo....more

Realizing Purpose Before Letting "The One" Slip Away

It’s funny how people pop into your life—some are just supposed to be around for a moment; either to teach you a lesson or inspire you. Others stay around for a lifetime, constantly teaching you, inspiring you, motivating you, and energizing you.…The difficulty is discerning those people who were meant for a moment in time versus those who were meant for the entire journey…...more

Higher and Higher...Closer to Our Dream

Reaching new levels in relationships—progressing from love to partnership.  ...more

Embrace a Career Change.

I’ve traveled in all directions in the last few months- looking at potential lesson horses. I want to rescue the skinny ones. I try to guess how much retraining will be needed for others. The right horse needs to be not too old or too tall. There is a temperament I am looking for; tolerant, brave, and the ability to wait to be asked correctly....more