Patricia M Porter's Blog – November 2016 Archive (5)

How To Manage Financial Conflicts Within Your Family During The Holidays

Does your family argue or fight about money or finances during the Holidays? Expectations about what kinds of gifts to buy, how much you can afford to spend on travel or even when siblings or other family members ask for money can cause conflict. Dave and Pattie will talk about some of the causes of Holiday financial conflicts, some strategies to keep from being…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 30, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

How Blended Families Can Unite And Not Fight During The Holidays

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According to recent statistics, almost 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Most divorced adults remarry and create blended families of yours, mine, and ours and include assorted, confused grandparents. Navigating the holidays can be stressful when arranging…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 23, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

Being Both: Embracing Two Religions In One Interfaith Family

susan-katz-miller Tracy-Culbreath More than a third of all new marriages now occur between people with different religious affiliations, or between religious and non-religious people. Whether the couple is Protestant and Jewish, or Catholic and atheist, or Buddhist and Hindu, they share a certain perspective as…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 15, 2016 at 10:10pm — No Comments

The Day After...The Election: How To Talk Politics or Not With Friends, Family And Coworkers

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So this last contentious presidential election is finally over with. It is either the best or worst day for America. Some will gloat over the win, others exhibit anger for the loss, or maybe we just keep our mouth shut so as not to engage in conflict? So how do you talk to your…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 8, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Family Holidays: Celebration Or Mayhem? How To Cope With Illness, Aging, And Unresolved Issues


"It was the best of times, the worst of was the season of was the season of darkness..." quoted from Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities. The holidays often remind us of our best memories and our worst family reunion nightmares. The holiday season alone puts a lot of stress due to high expectations of meeting long-held family traditions and conjures up…


Added by Patricia M Porter on November 1, 2016 at 11:25pm — No Comments

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