How to Have Energy to Give Your Family

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Spending, refueling, and being conscious of your energy levels will make you a better husband and father.

5 Reasons ‘The Ex’ Wants Me Back

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I remember how foolish I felt when I was pleading with my Ex–to no avail–to make an effort and give the relationship another chance. Now she wants me back.

How Guys Can Learn to Listen Better

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Next time you talk with your partner, here’s how to tell what they’re really trying to say to you.

3 Ways That Surrender Led Me From Death’s Door To An Enchanted Life

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The journey that transforms our experience from misery to joy is the decision to surrender to the unknown turn in the road ahead.

What I Learned From Interviewing My Grandfather

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I want to share this with you in case you no longer have your grandfather alive or to inspire you to dig a little bit into the lives of your grandparents while you have the chance.

The Good, the Bad and the Legacy

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None of us gets out of this life alive, but we can leave it better for those we leave behind.

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned From My Father

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After getting fired, the lesson her father taught her helped her move forward.

Should I Be Worried if My Husband Asks for Space?

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The softly spoken words asking for some time are not a reflection of you not being a good partner.

10 Reasons Why Getting Back with Your Ex Is Never a Good Idea

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We hold onto yesterday in fear of what tomorrow may bring. What if everything you always dreamed of was waiting for you tomorrow?

Why I Needed Humility to Heat Up My Marriage

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When arrogance cools the flames of passion, humility is the antidote.  — Arrogance almost destroyed my marriage.  We’d been married three years. Things started to go wrong on our honeymoon. I blamed my wife and continued to blame her for almost everything that went wrong after that.  I preferred to turn on the TV and tune […]

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This companion piece to her earlier-published poem, “Shepherd,” finds Heid E. Erdrich again using the lyric to explore–and question–marital devotion.

One Sexual Partner Was Not Enough For My Ex-Husband

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She thought they were meeting friends. She didn’t expect those friends to have their clothes off and swapping partners. — The “Alternative Lifestyle/Swinging” is a practice from the sixties and the Sexual Revolution. Obviously, it has not ended. It’s not just in the areas you would expect to find it–it is hidden quietly in middle-class […]

10 Reasons Being Married to My Husband Totally Rocks

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4. He keeps us organized. I’m a total slob. I’m a messy mess. I don’t have the neat gene.

7 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From My Wife

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She taught him lessons that made him a better husband and man. — It is hard to believe my wife and I have almost been married for twenty years. Over this time, I have learned a lot from her. Much of what I have learned has helped me become a better person and helped my […]

6 Ways Social Media Use is Harming Our Relationships

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Social media has connected us to people we love all over the world, but has it hurt real connection?  — Imagine for a moment your most recent conversation in person. No, not the conversation you had with text, private message on Facebook, direct message on Twitter, or any other way than in person. Think of […]

I’m Full of Sh*t: What Every Online Influencer is Not Telling You

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The Facebook ads may portray a luxurious lifestyle, but what are they hiding?