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Reasons You DON’T Need A Wedding Theme

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve come across this post because you’ve just come down from the euphoria of your proposal, only to realise the absolutely mammoth task that you now have in front of you: planning your wedding! There’s a huge business involved with planning a wedding, and some couples like to take their time with the overall planning of the day. Sometimes, people love to set a date for a couple of years ahead in the future. You need to think about the date, the season, the décor, the dress and the theme.

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The Heartbreaking Decision: Putting Your Parent Into Care

In looking after loved ones, from your child to your siblings, there is nothing worse than the realization that you have to start looking after your parents. It is something that happens to us all, that’s decline into old age, and it can be heartbreaking for us to see those that taught us to dress ourselves and brush our teeth have regressed, and we are the ones that have to dress them. For lots of us, the option that comes into our minds is to put them into a nursing home. But with this comes a lot of one single overriding emotion, guilt. So what is the best way to address this issue so you can get your parent the best help they can, but also to reduce your own anxieties?

Discussing It With The Family

Firstly, this isn’t a decision you’ve come to lightly, but you need to have a roundtable discussion with your immediate family members to decide on if this is actually the best method. This can be very difficult because emotions will very likely come to the fore and words may be said that you will regret, or it can cause strains between you and your siblings. You all want the best for your parent in this respect, but everybody has their own opinion on what this actually means. The best way to deal with this calmly is for everyone to have their say and to make it as democratic as possible. No matter with the best intentions, this sense of democracy won’t please everyone.

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A Rocky Road: How To Deal With The Challenges In A Relationship

Relationships are tough. They involve a great deal of compromise, hard work, and difficulty. A lot of people assume that once they find the right person that it’s all going to be smooth sailing from then on but the reality is a lot more complicated than that. Sometimes you’re going to find yourself coming up against roadblocks in your relationship, and it can be difficult to figure out how to get past them. In order to help you and your partner do just that, here are some simple pieces of advice to help you weather the difficult times in any relationship.


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