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Toning Down Your Fights

Here we are again in March, which has the reputation of coming in like a lion, out like a lamb. Do these changes in the tone of the weather mirror the shifting atmosphere of your relationships? Images: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Everyone has fights sometimes but have you been wondering how you can switch your relationship squabbles from turbulent to sunny in the same way March does? Whether you’re dealing with a significant other, your child, parent, in-law, friend or colleague at work, here are some tips for toning down the rhetoric and … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers: "Too Close for Comfort"

Plenty of sandwiched boomers tuned in yesterday to take part in our interview with Susan Shaffer and Linda Gordon. We had a spirited discussion with the authors of Too Close for Comfort: Questioning the Intimacy of Today’s New Mother-Daughter Relationship. Our thanks to Susan for being so generous with her time – here are a sampling of questions and her responses: Several Readers had specific questions about their relationships with their daughters. Reader: I hear you! Some days my 20 year old daughter and I are so close and others … Continue reading

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Sally Shields Chats with Our Readers

Yesterday, we enjoyed hosting Sally Shields, author of The Daughter-in-Law Rules on our blog. Here are some of our readers’ questions and Sally’s responses. When Anita asked Sally how her mother-in-law reacted to reading about herself in the book, Sally recalled how it affected their relationship: “There are 3 parts to that… first when she found out I was writing the book she said, “I know I can be a B….tch, Sally! I’m a Leo. But we’re a lot a like, you know. Now go write a best-seller, or I’ll … Continue reading

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The Daughter-in-Law Rules

Nourishing Relationships: We are so pleased to have Sally Shields, author of The Daughter-in-Law Rules join us today. We have so much to ask you, lets get right to it!What is the concept behind the DIL Rules and how did you derive at that name? Sally Shields: The Daughter-in-Law Rules is based on the 7th spiritual law of success, which is: the quickest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. By that I mean, be a loving, kind-hearted, sensitive person, and the world … Continue reading

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