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Happy Marriage Buttons–Live for Something Greater Than Ourselves

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Excerpts from FirstAnswers.com online course: How to Increase Love and Happiness   Suppose there were love and happiness buttons in every brain that were instinctive and a natural part o.... read more

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Blended Family Problems: Manage Stress in a Blended Family by Focusing on What You Can Control

How to adapt to stress you can't control
  Three events in life where stress levels are very high are: Death of a family member/loved one Divorce When a parent remarries and there is a step-parent and/or two pre-existing families .... read more

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Solve Blended Family Problems: Structure the family to Eliminate Stress

Family Environment
Find Balance by Creating Family Structure Stress is a common blended family problem. A powerful tool to manage stress when blending families is to better understand the family environment. When you u.... read more

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April Fool's Day Can Solve Blended Family Problems?

6 Methods to Build Relationships
  Build Strong Relationships to Solve Blended Family Problems Aprils Fool's Day is just around the corner. This day of silly pranks and jokes can be funny, embarrassing, and sometimes hurtful w.... read more

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Step Families: What You Need to Know About Becoming a Blended Family

Blending Step Families
  When we get married, we take a big chance. We hope we will be happy together. Unfortunately, marriage doesn't always work out. But that doesn't stop us from dreaming about the possibility of a.... read more

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Blended Family Problems: What to Do When Step Siblings Fight

What to Do When Step Siblings Fight
  As if getting married and gaining a new family all at once isn't stressful enough, often times children of the two different families just don't get along–a common blended family problem. This.... read more

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