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The Real Answer to the important question “Is it Better to Give than to Receive?”

Is it better to give or to receive? If you look at what people write, and listen to what others tell you, it is almost impossible to come away with any thought other than it is better to give. But is it? How is it better? Or is it just something we tell children so […]

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Johnny Depp-o-sitions

Recently, Johnny Depp has made the news with his wife’s allegations of his domestic violence countered by his assertions of her mental illness in their ongoing celebrity divorce action. The couple was married on February 3, 2015 before the scheduled wedding date because they “just couldn’t wait” and were “so much in love.” The marriage […]

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Why You Marry the Wrong Person

Alain de Boton, author of the novel “The Course of Love,” opined in the New York Times that people marry the wrong person because they optimistically believe that they are in love. Back not so many generations ago, and still in some places, marriages were arranged, or based on social, religious, and economic reasons known […]

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Pre-Nup or Post-Nup for the Pooch

One thing you can say about people in Wake County is that they love their dogs. In fact, in an equitable distribution or divorce action, “dividing the dog” is something that comes up more often than most people realize. There is an old joke about a man who is sitting in a bar telling his […]

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Marriage and Politics

In an op ed piece in the New York Times recently, Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, wrote that the polarization of politics is leading people to act with contempt towards those with whom we disagree. In reading that piece, I couldn’t help thinking that many of […]

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Traveling Without Your Children

When you are preparing for your dream vacation, just you and your honey on the trip of your dreams, with Grandma or Best Friend taking care of your children, you will have much greater peace of mind if you provide the person caring for your child with certain important documents and information. If you do […]

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How to Prepare for Difficult People

How is your holiday going? If you separated or divorced this year, you need to make advance plans on how you will cope with difficult people during the holidays. So when nosy Aunt Ruth asks how much alimony you are getting or cousin Ralph tries to tell you how to hide assets to make your […]

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