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In And Out Of Relationship With Ex?

In And Out Of Relationship With Ex?

My ex husband and I have tried to make our relationship work, moving in and out with each other about four times since our divorce 15 years ago. We finally bought a condo last year together, one year ago, and we still fight. Our fights are now upsetting our 8-year-old granddaughter. It’s such a long story, and there are a lot more details, but I would really appreciate help because I’m wanting to give up again to save my kids broken hearts. I read and re-read your question, as I know this is serious business for you. Especially since I can see how hard you have fought to make your relationship with your Ex work! Now, you seem to be asking for an opinion on whether or not you should move out of the condo you share with your Ex, since your fighting is affecting your granddaughter. In my humble opinion, stated in one word, that word is “Yes”. …And I will take my opinion one step further and tell you that I feel you should not only move out, but you should begin to build a life for yourself that no longer involves trying to live with your Ex. You and your Ex can still be friendly. You can be social companions who go places together. You can even attend family events together. But, living together seems to set both of you up for fight mode. Work toward carving out a new type of relationship with your Ex. One that involves spending only a tolerable amount of time together, where you can both maintain civility. After all these years of trying to get along, I’m guessing you both know what triggers your fights. Avoid those situations. If you find yourselves starting to bicker and fight, go your separate ways.

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Is This Angry Boyfriend Dangerous?

Is This Angry Boyfriend Dangerous?

I’ve been dating a guy for about 2 months now, but my best friend hates him. I think he’s cute and funny. He was interested in her at first but she told him “no”. She warned me to stay away from him because of his past. He’s been through rehab recently but keeps telling me that he’s changed. The only bad thing about him is that sometimes he can have a bit of a temper, so I’ve learned some of the things that make him angry and don’t do those things. Yesterday my friend and I got into a bad argument. She said that I’m putting up with too much of his anger and not standing up for myself. “He can just be sensitive since being in rehab and he promises he will never hurt me”, I told her. Since our argument my friend has been checking up on me every day, like I’m a little kid. How can I tell her to let me handle my relationship on my own and still stay friends with her? Do you think your friend might be trying to help you and keep you safe from a potentially abusive man? When I have had a friend say or do something that bothered me, I always try to look at their intent, or rationale, for getting in my business. If I know their heart is in the right place, and that they aren’t coming from a place of meanness or cattiness, I can’t hold their actions against them. We all say and do things that upset others at times. Consider this when you feel upset with your friend for trying to warn you about this man. I side with your friend in trying to warn you that this man who’s so “cute and funny”

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Trust And Communication In Relationship; Girlfriend Contacted Ex; Joan’s #1 Trust Rule; When To Call It Quits

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/11.7.15/11.7.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Trust And Communication In Relationship @ 0:00 Girlfriend Contacted Ex, Part 1 @ 6:36 Mistrusts Girlfriend, Part 2 @ 24:39 Joan’s #1 Trust Rule, When To Call It Quits @ 43:26 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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The BEST Dating Show Ever; Cougars Dating Younger Men; Why Younger Men Date Older Women

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/10.31.15/10.31.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Cougars Who Date Younger Men @ 0:00 Dating Older Or Younger, Part 1 @ 4:22 Dating Older Or Younger, Part 2 @ 23:05 Why Younger Men Date Older Women @ 43:25 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Friends With Benefits: Pitfalls And Statistics; New Rules Of Dating; Long Distance Friendships

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/10.24.15/10.24.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Pitfalls Of Friends With Benefits (FWB) Dating @ 0:00 Challenges Of A Long Distance Friendship @ 3:28 New Rules Of Dating Challenge Christian Woman @ 23:53 FWB Statistics @ 43:40 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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5 Things To Consider Before Dating An Addict; Why Do I Keep Dating Addicts; Addiction Relapse

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/10.17.15/10.17.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: 5 Things To Consider Before Dating An Addict @ 0:00 Why Do I Keep Dating Addicts, Part 1 @ 4:23 Why Do I Keep Dating Addicts, Part 2 @ 23:19 Addiction Relapse @ 43:29 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Signs He’s Dating Other Women; Jim Juggles 3 Girlfriends; #1 Rule For Dating Several People At Once

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/9.26.15/9.26.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Signs He’s Dating Other Women @ 0:00 Jim Juggles 3 Girlfriends, Part 1 @ 2:15 Jim Juggles 3 Girlfriends, Part 2 @ 20:24 #1 Rule For Dating Several People At Once @ 43:44 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!    

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Chemistry In Relationships: Signs You Have It, Dating Without It, Why It’s Important; Build Dating Confidence

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.1.15/8.1.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Signs You Have Chemistry In Your Relationship @ 0:00 How To Build Confidence With Dating @ 4:31 Continue Dating When There’s No Chemistry? @ 22:57 Why Chemistry Is Important To Your Relationship @ 42:30 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center Sunflower Bank The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Need Confidence With Dating?

Need Confidence With Dating?

I’m a kind of computer geek and getting around people makes me uncomfortable unless they’re already my friends. Most of my friends are virtual friends from online gaming. How do I make new friends and especially meet girls I can date? First, you need to get out more to new places that you don’t usually go to, and, you need to get involved in groups that interest you where you can meet new people! Before you throw out a big “Duh” to my response, you might be surprised by the geeks I’ve heard from who lament not having any friends, or anyone to date. Yet, they admit to spending all their time with their computer avatars role playing through life as their alter ego. I know that you may like those characters to role play right on to your couch, especially one of those sexy cosplay girls, but, that just ain’t gonna happen! You need to role-play into real life! Step away from your computer, or say goodbye to your online gamer friends. Take off your headset and put down your video-game-controller, then go relate to some real people. When you do that, pay attention to how you look. Don’t wear your dumpster diver T-shirt. You know, the one with the tiny little holes that YOU THINK “no one can even see”…and wash your greasy hair…that is unless the group of friends you hope to meet hang at the local trading card shop playing “Magic, The Gathering”…then you’ll fit right in! It’s OK if meeting new people, and especially girls, are uncomfortable for you. Remember when you were a newb at gaming? You learned the rules of the game then played it until your skill level rose. The rules are the same for conquering your social awkwardness. Learn the rules then

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Who Pays for Dinner?

Who Pays for Dinner?

It was a casual invitation to dinner but she wanted more. She wanted to at least feel that she was being courted, but when the check arrived the dance of “who’s going to pay for dinner” ensued. Being a progressive young career woman, Lauren offered to split the check. Her dinner date happily agreed. There have been more dinner dates over the past month with the all-too-familiar dance of “who’s going to pay”? Sometimes they split the check; at other times they take turns paying. When I asked Lauren if her girlfriends help pay for their dates, she explained how they all seem to approach this dilemma differently. Some expect the guy to pay for all the first dates until they are officially a couple. Others, like her, don’t have problems taking turns paying. What do you think? Who do you think should pay for dates? DATING is the topic for “The Joan Jerkovich Show” this weekend. Listen for discussion on “Signs You Have Chemistry”, and “Why Chemistry Is Important To Your Relationship”, and for a discussion on whether or not you should “Continue Dating When There’s NO Chemistry”. Empowering Talk Radio From Your Life Coach! The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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