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Noelle Nelson's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

Putting Out Fires

Why do you feel like you’re always putting out fires? Why are you so mired down in the details of your day to day that you never get to the things that really matter to you?

I’m grabbing a quick bite at the corner deli, and a woman is in deep conversation with her friend, saying: “I don’t know how it happens – I wake up, it’s half past six, I run around like a crazy woman all day, with work, the kids, the house – and the next thing I know it’s midnight and I haven’t even looked at… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on March 19, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Sexist Car Repair Woes

What is it with car repair people that they totally do not believe you when you say “Excuse me, but my car still isn’t fixed.” Why do they just stand there saying “Well, it was fine when you picked it up yesterday” when the dang thing started sputtering all of three blocks away from the shop?

And why does this happen to every woman you know and never to a guy?!

You’re no fool. You know perfectly well your car wasn’t fixed right, and you really resent being made to feel… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on March 10, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Mother in Law's Annoying Drop-Ins

How does your Mother in law always manage to drop in when your house is a complete mess and you look like a Survivor reject? Why can she never show up when everything's peachy keen?

You stand there dripping wet, doing your best imitation of a drowned cat, clutching your towel under your armpits as your Mother in law, in full makeup and heels at 6:30 in the morning, says "So nice to see you, dear, may I come in?" The kids are running around hysterically, the TV's blasting, your dishes… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on March 3, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Bonding or Bondage?? How Does Your Relationship Stack Up?

When you were dating your now beloved spouse, the two of you did pretty much everything together, and so you figure that the best way to stay close is to continue to do everything together. You want your mate to share in what's important to you.


He’s a mellow sort, loves you and wants to please you. So he comes with you to yoga class, struggles into Downward-Facing Dog, groans into Bharadvaja's Twist, and does his manful best not to crack up during Cow Face. You recognize…


Added by Noelle Nelson on March 1, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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Episode 587: Loneliness Within Marriage

Even if you're in isolation with your spouse doesn't mean that you still can't be lonely. Dr. Karen Sherman joins to discuss how this is possible, what this means and how to address feeling lonely in marriage.

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