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Marriage 101: Accepting your spouse

Dr. Paul
Photo of couple embracing.

It is a truism in love—opposites attract! Why? I have no idea! But I do know that it’s true.

My wife is a talker and I am a listener. She is naturally neat and (sigh..) I am naturally not. She is very thorough about everything she does, and I make careless mistakes.

A talkative person seeks a quiet mate. A spontaneous adult is attracted to a planner. A messy person likes a neatnik. A person that does everything “now” finds a procrastinator. This list goes on. Read more about Marriage 101: Accepting your spouse

Why it’s so hard to say you’re sorry…

Dr. Paul
A reminder to apologize.

It doesn’t have to be.

The other day, I found myself barking at Diane over a simple request. Yes, I had plenty of reasons for being irritable. It had been a long day, I was tired and hungry, and while her request was simple, it came at the end of several other demands.

All of those “explanations and justifications”, were, well, just excuses. I was in the wrong. I went about my business, but the next morning I left her a note apologizing for my snarky attitude the night before. I was fortunate; she had already let it go and written off my bad behavior. She took no offense. Read more about Why it’s so hard to say you’re sorry…

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New Years Resolutions Revisited

Dr. Paul
photo of 2015 sign

Once again, it’s that time of year. On New Year’s Eve the clock strikes midnight and a new year is born. When I wake up on Thursday morning, will I be reborn? Sadly, I will still be a somewhat paunchy, (although I have great muscle definition underneath all of that fat!) balding, middle-aged guy, with a bunch of good and bad habits. Despite 2014’s good intentions, I haven’t changed much the last year.

I guess it’s time to go back to sleep! Read more about New Years Resolutions Revisited

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