I Have the Power

I remember when my boys were young, every day that watched the cartoon show, “He Man.”  At some point in the show, He Man would need to defeat some evil force or correct some injustice, and he would stand boldly, holding his sword to the sky proclaiming, “I have the power.”  And with that pronouncement,…

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What is It Worth?

“Where’s my dinner?” was a line frequently repeated in the late 90’s movie “Pleasantville.”  The story was set in the 1950’s.  Every evening, at the same time, the husband would walk in the front door, set his briefcase down, and ask, “Where’s my dinner?”  All was well (for him at least), until one day when…

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What to Watch?

Recently, an article in the Chicago Tribune addressed problems that can occur when couples don’t like to watch the same TV shows.  One person lounges in the living room watching crime shows such as Law and Order and NCIS, while the other holes up downstairs binging on the sports channel.  While an occasional watching of…

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It’s Too Late

“It’s too late,” the husband exclaimed!  After a 23 year marriage, his wife had berated him in front of the kids for the last time!  It seemed that whenever they had a disagreement, she would use the argument as an opportunity to prove – that she was the better parent, the better spouse, the better…

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The 3 Minute Argument

As I sat in my office yesterday, a couple recounted an argument that they had on Valentine’s Day (Not the best day to argue).  In actuality, they were both attempting to make the day romantic and special, but somehow managed to miscommunicate something that should have been minor and easily cleared up.  But it wasn’t.…

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