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Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Girlfriend not doing dishes “right”?

Joan Jerkovich "Your" Life Coach~Girlfriend not doing dishes "right"?

My girlfriend and I take turns doing the dishes. She doesn’t stack the dishes in the washer correctly and they don’t get clean. How can I tell her without losing my dish partner? This sounds like a classic case of “my way is the right way” and “your way is the wrong way” in a relationship.  I’m right and you’re wrong.  This makes me chuckle because after I married my husband I had to get over feeling like he was stacking the dishes in the dishwasher the wrong direction.  Truth is, he wasn’t, he’s just left-handed!  So, while his way seemed backward to me, it was the “right” way for him! Ok, if the dishes really aren’t getting clean, and you aren’t being either OCD, or a controlling jerk about this, you can nicely point out to her how she could do this differently.  That said, what I really want to tell you to do is to just let this one flush on down the drain.  Let it go dude!  Who says your way is the right way?  Are you the dish cop?  What will you learn from just letting this one go?  Try these on for size: acceptance of others and of a different way of doing things; less tension in your relationship; not getting labeled a controlling jerk? So…just plan on rewashing a few dishes, or picking a few dried on crumbs off the plates…I bet you’ll reap the rewards in your relationship outside the kitchen once the dishes are done! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ How could you grow as a person by letting this go? If you try and tell or teach your girlfriend how to do this differently and she doesn’t catch on, what will you do then? At what point will you

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Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach: Team Lost in Final Four?

Joan Jerkovich "Your" Life Coach: Team Lost in Final Four?

My team lost in the Final Four and I’m still upset! Surely you don’t want sympathy from me?  Both my teams lost so I’m your gal to join you in the cryfest!  Where to start?  If you’re this OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disordered) over an athletic team, do you have a hoarders basement full of your team’s memorabilia?  Have you saved every ticket stub and roster from the games?  Do you need an intervention or medication?  I’m glad you asked me for Life Coaching because you certainly need it! Seriously, although this question was posed tongue-in-cheek, some people do get too caught up in the drama of people and things outside themselves…kinda like my obsession with reality TV and the Kardashians!   Here’s how to know if your obsession is paddling you in to troubled waters… Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ How much time and energy do you spend on your obsession? Does it interfere with your job or relationships? Have others pointed out to you that your obsession is unusual, or weird, or abnormal? Have you ever wondered if your obsession is not normal? Have you ever thought you could be on a reality show the likes of “My Strange Addiction”, or “Extreme Couponing”, or “Extreme Cheapskates”? Do you get too caught up in “Duck Dynasty” or “Honey Boo-Boo”?  (Oops!  My mistake!  Those are ok by me…and we all know there’s not a darn thing wrong with me since I’m The Life Coach! lol) Joan Jerkovich is a Board Certified Life Coach who takes your questions on Relationships, Health, Careers, Sexuality and Self Care.  No question is off limits!  She gives her opinion, then partners with you by submitting Life Coaching questions that will help you move toward health and happiness in your life.  Email your questions to tjjs.radio@gmail.com

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Legal Trouble for “Anonymous” Online Commenters

Legal Trouble for “Anonymous” Online Commenters

Before you hit the enter button to post a comment on your favorite blog, social media, or online site, be forewarned that if your comment can be proven in a court of law to contain a libelous statement about an individual or business you can be sued for damages. As the Internet has become an increasingly popular reporting and social media tool, libelous claims have risen.  Two criteria apply.  If your post can be proven false, and proven that it was published with the intention of harming that entity’s reputation, the offended party has a case against you. The defense tool you hold is the truth.  If what you are posting is the absolute truth and can be proven to be so, your post, no matter how damaging to a person or businesses’ reputation, is not libel.  Keep in mind, however, that defending your comment as truth can be difficult and expensive and in any legal claim, your position of “truth” is not assured. So what happens if you are posting “anonymously”?  If you don’t know it by now, you are not as anonymous as you might think.  Your identity can be traced.  Numerous court cases have forced Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to provide information and the IP address of known offenders. So, before you post that comment, listen to my podcast for answers to the following questions: Do you have to use a persons name to be sued? Can you also be sued if you just agreed with the libelous comment? What is the statute of limitations for online defamation? Can the ISP and host website also be sued for libel? My caller, a public figure in her community, was falsely accused of having an affair.  Does she plan to sue the commenter? http://joanjerkovich.com/2013/02/02/online-defamation-anonymous-online-personal-attack-dating-in-2013-part-2/  

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Internet Dating, Internet Duping

Internet Dating, Internet Duping

Te’oing has flooded the internet.  Named after the duping of Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy finalist, Manti Te’o, who was tricked in to believing that his online girlfriend was real; men, en masse, are enjoying sharing their pictures of themselves with their “non-existent”, “invisible” girlfriends! There are countless pictures of men with their arms around “nothingness”, but my personal favorites are the guy down on one knee proposing, and the one who does the movie scene from Lady and The Tramp, sharing the string of spaghetti!  Then, there’s the Father of all Te’oers, Clint Eastwood, talking to the empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention! One thing can be said for these guys and their pseudo girlfriends…they’re practicing Safe Sex! How can you protect yourself from getting duped in to thinking you have an attractive woman from the internet hot on having a relationship with you?  Follow the advice given by the creators of the indie movie Catfish, the 2010 documentary about New Yorker Nev Schulman who found himself getting Te’oed. Is the online person you’re dating real? Is she a Hot Model?  Is he a GQ guy? Is there a tragic illness or injury involved? Is there a sparse digital trail when you google them? Do they balk at meeting in person, skyping or facetiming? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your HOTtie, is most probably a NOTtie! Have you ever been Catfished?  Listen to my Podcast, “Internet Dating, Internet Duping” for the meaning of this term.  An interesting story coming from the husband of the woman who posed as a younger, thinner, single woman to capture the attentions of a lonely romantic looking for online love… Also hear my caller talk about the struggles he’s had with online dating; and the mother who

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Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Can you identify who these famous liars are and the infamous lies they told? Regarding his investigation for corruption:  “whether you tape me privately or publicly, I can tell you that whatever I say is always lawful and the things I’m interested in are always lawful.”  Rod Blagojevich-then Governor, D-Ill. Regarding rumors of his extramarital affair, first published in the National Enquirer: “tabloid trash.” Also lied about fathering a child with his mistress as later proven with DNA testing.  John Edwards Regarding the release of lewd photos the married congressman sent to women over the Internet:  “This was a hoax. It was committed on me, it was a prank, it was a relatively easy one to do, making fun of my name.”  Anthony Weiner While dodging rumors of an extramarital affair while running for the Democratic nomination in 1987: “follow me around. I don’t care. … I’m serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They’d be very bored.”  Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo After reports surfaced of an affair with former White House intern: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”  Bill Clinton Delivered his infamous lie on November 17, 1973:  “I am not a crook,”  Richard Nixon In a 2007 sting operation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after sexually soliciting an undercover officer. When explaining why he slid his foot under the bathroom stall to tap the foot of the officer in the adjacent stall, Craig famously explained he had a “wide stance” and maintained his innocence.  Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho “I never bet on baseball.”  Pete Rose on Gambling “Everything I’ve done is natural. Everybody that I know in the game of baseball uses the same stuff I use.”  Mark McGwire on Steroids “No, come on, man,” when asked if he doped

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