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If the grass starts to look greener on the other side, it is time to water and fertilize our own. Our relationships have the potential to be lush, full and vibrant if we recognize our ability to nourish them. ...
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Diane-Kristin Ponist Facebook

How do you console a baby that only knows you, but must subconsciously know that he was alone right after birth? ...
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Relationships can get into ruts and become engulfed in unwanted patterns, making it difficult to see the forest through the trees. As partners, we witness all the good, the bad and the ugly, the unpleasant habits, and the most boring parts of everyday life. ...
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beagle

Our precious pets can teach us many things about how to have extraordinary relationships. Sometimes, they even train us to be better partners. They embody unconditional love, resilience, forgiveness, living in the present and absolute joy. ...
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If you are already gettin’ some consistently and want the affirmation that you are already doing all of these things or maybe just want to freshen it up a bit, skip to the next paragraph. If you’re in a lull, then you’ve got to start somewhere. ...
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Diane Pontist and her family.

People throw around two misconceptions about foster parents that are LGBT. Either you are doing it for money or you’re doing it because you do not want to pay to be able to carry your own child. ...
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4th agreement

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a wonderful book called the Four Agreements. I would recommend reading it, although it isn’t necessary to understand this article. These are my interpretations of his principles through a relationship lens. ...
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Being compassionately honest with others is important to living a life of authenticity. In love relationships honesty is can be sticky. We don’t want to hurt the people we love, so we bend or emit truths. ...
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In our current political and sociological climate, it is difficult to feel safe and secure. For many of us, our entire world is turned upside down. ...
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Jonathan Shuffield

Do not mistake me for wanting this day to be somber, to turn our party down. On the contrary, let our history remind you why we celebrate! Let it make you dance longer, scream louder and love harder! ...
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