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If Your Love Language is Gifts, This is Your Month

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The Five Love Languages illuminate so much of the craziness in marriage. This month, millions will try to buy gifts for their life partners. Some will give up before they start, utterly baffled by those of us who see love in a beautifully wrapped package of something just for us. Find them standing under the mistletoe, looking forward to the kisses, hugs, back rubs, and sex that say love to them...

Expect Love

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While you wait for the help with housework or errands you expected, listen for the caring words you expected, wait for company for something you expected to do together, mourn the expected gifts you never get, or wait for an expected hug or caress of the hand, you miss out on everything else your husband or wife wants to offer you as soon as you prepare your heart to receive it without a...

Three Perfect Gifts for Your Husband

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Everyone says men are so hard to choose gifts for, so I thought I would offer some assistance. These three gifts will suit him perfectly. One that helps him do more of what he does best, whether it’s paint, make music, lead a team, learn something new, or be kind to animals. One that speaks his love language, whether it’s tickets for the two of you to an activity he loves, an act of...

7 Ways to Get the Sort of Gifts You Love

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For those who don’t get excited about receiving gifts, giving them can be a chore. Worse yet, gift-giving can become a no-win trap, one in which they are certain to disappoint someone who matters a lot to them. Here are seven ways to have more fun this month if you love giving and receiving gifts but your spouse doesn’t: Create a wish list and make it easy for your mate to find. Find...

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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