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How To Avoid Outlawing Grief

'Outlawed grief' is when one person makes another feel their grief is unwelcome. Even the best-intentioned turns of phrase can cause harm. Avoiding outlawing grief will keep those in mourning from feeling like a burden.

Category: Loss

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Don’t Get Scammed! How To Avoid Funeral Fraud

Funeral fraud is one of the most insidious scams, because it targets grieving people at what is likely their lowest moment. Be wary of people hoping to capitalize on your grief, and protect yourself and your family.

Category: Loss

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Planning Your Wedding? Don’t Forget Your Introverted Guests

Most wedding activities, like dancing or small talk with strangers, favor extroverts. But don't leave your introverted friends out of your wedding festivities. Here are some simple activities introverts will enjoy too.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Ways To Relax Indoors With Your Partner This Winter

The cold winter weather pushes many of us indoors for days at a time. When cooped up, it's easy to get cabin fever. But there are ways to avoid the seasonal antsiness, and use the cold weather as an excuse to relax.

Category: Society

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A Checklist for Planning a Baptism Party

A baby's baptism is undoubtedly a momentous occasion in the lives of parent and child alike. For parents planning a baptism party life can be hectic. Utilize this checklist to pull off the perfect baptism party.

Category: Baptism Church

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Tying the Knot for the Right Reasons

Marriage is a big commitment, so you should take time to ensure you're getting married for the right reasons. Committing to someone on shaky ground will set a negative tone for the rest of your marriage.

Category: Marriage

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Getting in Shape With Your Significant Other

Is your New Year's Resolution to lose weight? A great way to lose it is side by side with your partner. If you both start a weight loss program together, you can support each other and create healthy patterns in tandem.

Category: Society

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The Worst Relationship Advice To Follow

When a relationship gets rough, it's natural to seek advice. Relationship advice is a dime a dozen out there - and most of it might actually harm your relationship. Here are some common tips you really should avoid.

Category: Marriage

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Strategies To Help You Start Saving for Your Future

One struggle many couples face is the issue of saving. That should be no surprise, as many people are uncomfortable talking about money. Here's how couples can talk about spending and plan for their future responsibly.

Category: Marriage

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Interesting International Funeral Customs

While images of caskets, veils, and black ties come to mind for most Americans when we think about funerals, other countries and cultures around the world bury their dead and mourn their loss in entirely different ways.

Category: Funeral

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