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Relationships and Troubling Economic Times

Troubling economic times like these can take their toll on relationships. You may be worried about ending up like Brenda and Eddie, the couple in Billy Joel’s song, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant: They started to fightwhen the money got tightand they just didn’t count on the tears. But unlike Brenda and Eddie, who ‘got a divorce as a matter of course,’ that may not be an option. Many couples can’t possibly sell their home in a depressed market, pay steep lawyers’ fees or make ends meet without sharing expenses. … Continue reading

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Rediscover Your Values and Lift Your Spirits

All week we’ve been writing about the impact of the economic crisis on the day-to-day lives of sandwiched boomers – and what you can do about it. Readers have repeatedly told us they’re tired of turning on the radio or t.v. or picking up a paper and finding bad news. Is your financial situation wearing you down? We’re going to leave you with a new idea to think about. Spring is on the horizon, so how about planting a garden? It takes some person power but not a lot of … Continue reading

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Captain Sullenberger and a Need for Heroes

Bravery and humility – often at the heart of fairy tales – are qualities that can inspire all of us to be the best that we can be. And, with the doom and gloom of the economic crisis, we were primed and about ready for a miracle. People want to feel hopeful again. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III safely landed a US Airways flight 1549 with 155 passengers and crew onboard in the Hudson River when the plane encountered problems after takeoff. Everyone survived. A spokesman for the U.S. Airline … Continue reading

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Even in these difficult economic times, there is much to be grateful for. As we appreciate our blessings, we can focus on what we can do as individuals to make our world a better place for all. Today we are highlighting two projects. Dina Lynch Eisenberg of www.thismarriagething.com has started what she calls The Gratitude Project. She describes it as “my challenge to bring more love and appreciation into the world during a tough time.” The idea is to say thank you to your spouse – or partner, friend, co-worker … Continue reading

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