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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…


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

It’s all about the small things…

Dr. Paul
It's all about love pink heart.

You don’t have to be dying to review and re-order your priorities. The diagnosis of cancer sends folks into a radical revamping of their lives. What is important to me? Are those elements front and center in my everyday life? Read more about It’s all about the small things…



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