A few weeks ago, I found out that my mother-in-law passed away. Her death was not unexpected; she had been bed-ridden for ten months and had been in significant pain. I wanted her suffering to stop, and I feel badly that that meant she’d be leaving us. She was always very good to me, and I loved her. Rest in peace, Elinor!
I’ve been with my wonderful husband for 14 years, and I’m delighted with my relationship. Having said that, when I provide dating and relationship coaching, I do find myself reflecting fondly on the last few years of being single before I met David. Back then, I’d learned how to relax about dating, and I was having a great time.
A long time ago, I wrote a column about how to reduce stress. It began by defining stress as our personal, inner reaction to something that we’re experiencing. For example, if you get into a car accident, your way of thinking, understanding, believing, feeling, and determining what must be done about it contribute to how much stress you feel about the situation.
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