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What do you do when something your partner does that used to be funny now drives you crazy? This article discusses how partners grow apart and often change their perception of each other, especially their ‘little things.’ The solution — Discuss these perceptions and communicate how you feel about them. Sooner the better. With good will you can overcome the friction. Sounds like sound advice.
This is a good article discussing the evolving relationship of couples in today’s socioeconomic times. The author argues there is a dual characteristic. On the one hand, there is growing equality within marriages. Yet, there is a growing inequality among families. This is creating on balance a new instability. Unfortunately, this seems accurate given the last seven or eight years of economic stagnation for most but soaring wealth for a few. “The New Instability.” Sunday New York Times (July 27, 2014).
Good article on maintaining a good marriage. Five rules. But the most important one is that you are a TEAM. A partnership as you go through life. Good advice. “Happily Ever After.” Parade (July 26, 2014).
Good article on the workplace. The conclusion is that hard work is important but relationships in the workplace are most beneficial. But you need a balance in the workplace — a good degree of suspicion and vigilance. “Paranoia at the Work is Out to Get You.” Financial Times ((July 18, 2014).
A great commentary by Martin Wolfe of the Financial Times arguing that mental health is our most urgent health problem. He states “Depression and anxiety cause more misery than physical illness ….” We need to take needed action, says Martin Wolfe. Yes, this is long overdue. “Mental Illness.” Financial Times (July 17, 2014).