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Strong Marriage Requires Two Healthy Individuals

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Q: Part of what drew my wife and me together is that we experienced similar wounds in our respective pasts. We thought that would help us relate, but now we're actually struggling. Do you have any advice?

Jim: Thanks in part to Hollywood, generations of people have been taught that marriage is best when two individuals who are broken and lost ...Read more

Mistakes Are Opportunities To Learn

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Q: I really struggle with my inadequacies as a mother. I try my best, but I never quite measure up to all the other moms who do everything right. I'm so afraid that my kids will be damaged in some way. Help!

Jim: I've got some good news for you: There's no such thing as a perfect family.

That may not sound very encouraging, but I promise you ...Read more

Ways To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

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Q: My job requires me to be creative, but some days I'm just too tired or uninspired. And then I get stressed, which only makes it worse. Do you have any tips for generating good ideas under pressure?

Jim: We've all had moments in life where we need to get the creative juices flowing. Each of us is different, and what works for one person might...Read more

Close Contact With Aging Parents Is Important

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Q: My parents are getting older, and I know I'm going to assume a larger portion of their care in the near future. What should I expect, and how do I know when it's time to take on more personal responsibility for their physical well-being?

Jim: Aging and death are inescapable realities of life. As we grow older, our bodies go through a natural...Read more


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