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My stepmom was right after all…

Dr. Paul
Bowl of sugar and cubes.

When I was a teenager in the 1960’s, my stepmother would rail about the evils of sugar. She believed that sugar was a nutritional evil that was the cause of a wide range of ills. At the time, we all thought she was nuts. What’s wrong with sugar? Read more about My stepmom was right after all…

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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