Mom’s Legacy

Mom’s Legacy Direct Answers – Column for the week of January 13, 2003 I am recently divorced from a destructive narcissist. His infidelity, coupled with a lack of remorse for the havoc caused to our family, was the last straw. This crisis drove me to discover much about myself that needs repairing. I am happily working on those issues, particularly on establishing clear boundaries and a strong sense of self. Last week my son, his former stepson, received a birthday check. I told my son he should return it. I said it was okay to keep the good memories in his heart and be polite when they met, but that gift was just making my ex look like a good …

All-Inclusive Family Vacations: Get The Planning Right

All-Inclusive Family Vacations: Get The Planning Right An all-inclusive family vacation is a fun and convenient way to spend a holiday. You spend a week or two with your family in an exciting, often exotic location, without worries about schedule, planning, transportation, or calculating those annoying extra costs. You pay once, and enjoy the rest. Planning an all-inclusive family vacation is often half the fun. Even before you visit the travel agency you can work out loads of exciting family vacation ideas based on the world’s most famous all-inclusive resorts that fit your budget. Popular all-inclusive family vacation favorites include Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Other great family destinations include Rocky Mountain ski resorts and Disneyland in California or Florida. …

Simple Steps Can Create A Solid Marriage

Simple Steps Can Create A Solid Marriage Issues that arise in marriages can be very complicated. Few issues are simple. There are, however some very simple ways to keep your relationship positive and help you work your way through a lot of difficult situations. Use these 7 tips to help you continue to nurture a positive relationship. 1. If you want your marriage healthy and positive, you have to really want to keep it that way. You have to decide that the marriage is important in your life and give it the time and attention it needs. Ask yourself daily, “Am I spending enough time and energy on the relationship?” 2. Focus on what you like and love about your …

We have turned into a society dependent upon electronics and electricity to entertain us

We have turned into a society dependent upon electronics and electricity to entertain us I am not a perfect parent. I rely on the modern devices to help me with entertaining my children, especially in the car. We ride in the car about four hours a month on the weekends to visit grandparents. My husband and I do not like to listen to the sounds of the hand held games and we refuse to have a car DVD player. We decided that we would use audio books for children during a portion of each drive. This would be educational and would allow us to discuss the books after they were done. When I first talked about doing this my children …