I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Handling the will & kids in a second marriage

June 7, 2012

A friend wants me to post her heartbreaking tale — in hopes that she can save others from the same fate. As she wept the other day, I listened with […]

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Win-win is better than win-lose

March 13, 2012

Win-win — what’s that? My parents raised me to believe that the world is filled with winners and losers. By their standards, I was doing pretty good in my early […]

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How to be alone on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

For the first time in my life, I am quite happy about being single on Valentine’s Day. There’s no whining, no resentment. No sadness or fury either. I am actually […]

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Learning about relationships from the Year of the Dragon

January 21, 2012

I‘ve always viewed the dragon as one of the coolest symbols of Chinese culture. Then, I learned the unpleasant reality of his relationship to his mate, the glorious, wildly feathered […]

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Dealing with change, letting go of the past

December 8, 2011

Last night, I couldn’t sleep. That’s pretty unusual because I love a good snooze. But with a ton of changes going on in my life, the brain was churning away […]

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How to choose a good shrink

November 29, 2011

Today’s post is inspired by the single most frequent question that readers ask me: How does a person get started with therapy? How do I choose a good shrink? Up […]

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The garden of life needs good people and ideas

November 1, 2011

Thought for the day: Friendships are like gardens. Every once in a while, they have to be weeded and pruned. Sometimes, a drastic redesign is necessary.  This marvelous wisdom was […]

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