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What Kids Want Most

June 13th, 2019|Relationships|

Written by Beverly Willett
Couresy of Coalition for Divorce Reform

I’m willing to bet the house that no child who sat on Santa’s knee this past Christmas wished for mommy and daddy to split up and live in separate houses.  And I don’t need a scientific survey to back that up.

It’s not complicated, folks.  Unless family life is literally a living hell (most marriages are low-conflict), kids simply don’t wish to be part of a broken family.  And they don’t want to travel back and forth between homes.  […]

Joy From Giving Lasts Much Longer Than Joy From Getting, Study Shows

January 3rd, 2019|Relationships|

by Terra Marquette
Courtesy of Study Finds

In this season of giving and getting, the findings are in. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

According to two new studies conducted by researchers with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, giving to others rather than to ourselves makes us happier.

Have you ever noticed that your enjoyment in a repeated activity or event decreases over time no matter how wonderful it is? When this happens, you are experiencing what researchers call hedonic adaptation. The joy of having our own desires met is always fleeting. Perhaps surprisingly, however, giving […]

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