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Adjustment Stories

Tales of how real people manage the real adjustments that life demands

My life changed this week. Completely and irrevocably. My daughter had a baby girl and I became a GRANDMA! Boy is that word loaded or what? Just say it out loud one time. It can't help but conjure up images and expectations. Do you respond with images of old ladies in rocking chairs? Continue reading
I recently received an email from a young person expressing a really common problem. They were gracious enough to agree to have our discussion posted here so that others in similar situations might benefit... For a while now I've just lost all motivation. I graduated high school about 3 years ago, had my college years and everything all planned out. I went away to school and something in me changed. I fell into (what I believe) was a bit of a depression. I didn't get out of bed or leave my room... Continue reading
Divorce is, of course, ALWAYS tough on families. It's tough on the separating couple. It's tough on the kids. Unfortunately it is also a fact of life for many people today. There are some things we can do to minimize the trauma for everyone involved. Here are a Continue reading
Today, work is more stressful than ever. Jobs are harder to find - it seems like everyone knows someone who has been searching for a job for months. We all live in fear of “budget cuts.” And, we all have to produce more with less. Pile on the stress! To make matters worse, Continue reading
So, hurdle number one for this couple was learning how to express feelings openly; how to talk to each other about issues before they festered and turned ugly. After a few weeks of spending focused, quality time working on that through the Marriage Meeting, they are now ready to move on two their second hurdle: how to express love... Continue reading

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