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Noelle Nelson's Blog – September 2010 Archive (3)

Terrified of Getting Older

What is it about getting older that terrifies you? Why does turning thirty or forty or fifty or seventy (!!) makes you depressed and anxious?

I'm standing in front of a restroom mirror, fixing my hair, and a thirty-something woman is groaning as she looks at her reflection. "I hate this," she says, speaking to no one in particular as she touches up her makeup. "No matter what I do, I can't look any younger." She crumples up the tissue she was using to blot her lipstick and turns to… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on September 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The What-If Game

Why is it, when the slightest thing goes wrong – you fantasize disaster? What makes you so quick to jump to the worst case scenario?

I'm waiting in line with all the other Starbucks addicts at 6:05 in the morning, and two women walk in, properly suited up, and one of them's saying "What if the trend keeps going down?" and the other replies, "Well, we could diversify the line," "But what if we can't get a loan to diversify," the one says, "Oh boy," the other says "what if the bank… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on September 13, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Sister-in-Law Puts You Down

What makes your sister-in-law think she has the right to put you down? Why does she have to pick on you, when you've never done a thing to her?

Your sister-in-law, who never thought you were good enough to marry her brother, snubs you at every opportunity, saying things like "You have gained a pound or 2, haven't you," or "What a lovely dress, did you get that on sale? It looks like last year's fashion." She carries herself as if she's far better than you, is overtly…


Added by Noelle Nelson on September 8, 2010 at 3:30pm — 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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