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My mother died seventeen years ago today. It seems like last week. As I’ve written about love this week it seems appropriate to include a mother’s love.

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Courage is required for a genuine and lasting love relationship. You make yourself vulnerable. You open yourself and share your secrets.It takes time to know if a person respects you. You will be more likely to do this if you first respect yourself. Out of self-respect you can create a respectful relationship.

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Even when I first married I had a sense that I would lose myself in marriage, especially that marriage. And I did. That happens when a Popular Sanguine people pleaser marries a Powerful Choleric with a strong and condescending nature.

Healthy emotional individuals are comfortable with their separateness. They don’t lose themselves in a relationship. They allow the other person to be a separate individual. There is no jealousy or possessiveness.

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When you go home to your children and/or grandchildren I want you to know that you are loved.

SMORE is a group of women whose goal is for Single Moms to be Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. And that is what I pray for you.

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SMORE has been around almost ten years. This weekend we will host another of our signature events: a DAY of Blessings for single moms. It is an intimate event for a few carefully selected single mothers. We can do this because of the support of a few generous donors.

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Learning to wait is the title of chapter 7. At this time of year that can seem harsh if you are single and wanting to be married. My gift to you is my experience and how powerful the lesson of waiting can be.

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One act of love is listening. “Listening well is an exercise of attention and by necessity hard work. It is because they do not realize this or because they are not willing to do the work that most people do not listen well.”

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The thrill of being in love is powerful. We enjoy the attention. We let ourselves believe this relationship is the real thing. We overlook all the sorts of things that might otherwise offend us, to stay under the spell.

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Are you trying to eat healthier, but find yourself running out of time? It can be done, with just a little planning. Here are my top tips for eating well when you’re short on time.