Category Archives: Reflection

Why you and your partner keep having the same fights by Alex Chan

Picture this: you and your partner return home after your stressful days at work. Your partner asks, “why are there still dishes in the sink?”  Immediately, you cringe. Rather than stick around for round 39 of the you’re-a-terrible-partner discussion, you … Continue reading

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Recalling your strengths, improving your relationship by Alex Chan

As human beings, it’s very easy to pay attention to the negative events or situations that we come across every day. Some would say that this tendency has helped us survive as a species. If we never took the time … Continue reading

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Relationship Health

I talk a lot about healthy relationships and marriages in my line of work. When I teach relationship education classes to couples I emphasize what behaviors are present in a healthy relationship and what a positive, loving relationship looks like. … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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“A New Year, a New Me!”

Oh, how I used to love that saying! In celebrating every New Year’s Eve, I was one of those who always made New Year resolutions. They didn’t seem grandiose or extraordinary to my friends, but to me they were HUGE! … Continue reading

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