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Do you have a home that is sex positive? Do you even know what that means? Raising children comes with lots of questions, especially when it comes to sex. How much are we supposed to say? Should we tell the truth? We are living in quite a different world now than when we were young. Homes that are blended have a bit more of a challenge, as both sides need to decide what is right for their family. There are many benefits to being a sex positive parent, and many ways in which you can achieve it!

 

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Learning to balance both business and family life can be challenging, but even more so in the blended family. If you don’t get it right, you can end up being overwhelmed or filled with guilt and regret. Some tips I have for you in this show include…

  • give yourself some downtime
  • schedule family time
  • phone free dinners
  • leave work at work
  • delegate
  • use a calendar effectively
  • do the most important things first
  • multi tasking is not always best
  • be patient and ask for patience

 

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Jealousy is a normal human emotion, but sometimes it can interfere with our relationships. It is very common in the blended family to struggle with feelings of jealousy when it comes to your partner’s ex spouse or their children. Some common types of jealousy blended families face are

 

  • jealousy of the partner’s ex spouse and their history together
  • jealousy of the partner’s ex spouse and their current relationship as co parents
  • jealousy of spouse and their relationship with their children
  • jealousy of spouse and the time they spend with their children
  • jealousy of spouse life outside of the family, including friends and work
  • overall jealousy of spouse regarding trust

 

In this episode I break those down for you in hopes to help you overcome them.

 

There are also 5 helpful tips to remember when trying to overcome jealousy

 

  1. trust and believe in your partner
  2. understand that jealousy comes from within
  3. don’t compare yourself to others
  4. stop the endless stories in your mind
  5. communicate

 

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When Valentine’s Day comes once a year, it reminds us of the importance of connecting with our partner. However, we don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to connect. There are simple things we can do every day to show our partner we care for them and to help us stay connected. In this week’s episode, I have 20 easy things you can do!

 

  1. Complement one another
  2. Kiss
  3. Send your partner a card
  4. Give gifts
  5. Make eye contact
  6. Have date nights
  7. Cook together
  8. Take interest in something your partner likes
  9. Couples massage
  10. Laugh together
  11. Shower together
  12. Leave each other love notes
  13. Cuddle
  14. Acts of service
  15. Flirt
  16. Exercise together
  17. Send texts when you’re apart
  18. Play together
  19. Make time for intimacy
  20. Take 10 minutes a day to talk

 

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Judge Susan Sexton is the host of the 50 Shades of Divorce podcast. She has been on both sides,as she has been a judge, and she has also experienced her own divorce. In this interview we discuss…

 

  • Susan’s own journey
  • what to expect from her podcast
  • common court issues from divorce
  • mistakes couples make
  • process of divorce
  • hiring an attorney
  • judge selection
  • state laws

 

To connect with Susan, please use the links below

Website

Facebook

Podcast Website

www.findlaw.com

 

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