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Alienated from Child By Ex; Surviving a Miscarried Pregnancy; Finding Inspiration

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/5.31.14/5.31.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Surviving a Miscarriage @ 0:00 Lost Baby and Job @ 7:30 Christian Inspirational Message @ 26:53 Finding Inspiration @ 43:15 Alienated From Child by Ex @ 44:57 Daughter Turned Against Dad Post-Divorce @ 1:00:16 Dad Fighting to Hold On to Relationship With Daughter @ 1:17:15 When Your Child Says They Hate You @ 1:28:34 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am 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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Won’t Get Hearing Aids?

Won’t Get Hearing Aids?

My friend has been needing to get a hearing aid for years now. When I’m with him, if he isn’t looking directly at me to read my lips, he will constantly ask me to repeat what I’ve said. His kids finally got him to get a hearing test and it showed clearly that he needs a hearing aid. I think the problem is that he’s just too cheap to get one. He can afford it. I think he’s just stubborn. He’s a good friend but I’m not enjoying spending time with him when I have to repeat myself all the time. What should I do? Your friend does sound like a stubborn old coot. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but there is a degree of selfishness in his expecting all his friends and family to make concessions for him. Unless he is in absolute denial about how bad his hearing is, he has to know that everyone is going out of their way to accommodate his loss of hearing. When this is something that seems preventable, I can imagine your frustration. Let’s get some facts to work with here and maybe in that you’ll find something that will be helpful to both you and your friend. Denial is a key factor in people not getting hearing aids. Hearing loss comes on gradually over the years. Because of this the person with the hearing loss is the last to notice it. The average person has been having trouble hearing for 7 to 10 years before coming in for testing, even though they swear they’ve only noticed the decline for a few months. Of the 26.7 million people with a hearing impairment, only one in seven, 14%, use a hearing aid. People insist they can still hear, and they can. What they

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The Secrets to Motivation and The Yoga Lady Story

The Secrets to Motivation and The Yoga Lady Story

If you can find the magic formula for motivation, I will help you put it in to pill form and market it. Then, together, we can buy our vacation home on the beach and spend our days sifting sand and sipping tropical drinks that are colored blue, peach and yellow with garnishes of strawberry and pineapple. I’ll even let you eat my garnishes! Motivation is elusive. Don’t believe me? Just ask the many people who’ve started diets and failed; or began that exercise program only to quit after a few weeks; or are still writing their first novel after 10 years. While I don’t proclaim to have all the answers to how to get and stay motivated, I have learned a few things through trial and error and from others. Those smart research-people-types, who teach this kind of thing, will tell you that it’s important to set goals. If you don’t set a goal, I call it “having your eye on the prize”, you don’t have a target to shoot for. Setting goals is a science unto itself. And to do it right and improve your chances for success, set SMART goals: S: Specific. Break the goals down in to what we like to talk of in Life Coaching circles as “baby steps”. Make a list of all the little steps you will take to get started. Keep them as clearly defined and precise in their descriptions as possible. The Yoga Lady Story: I know of a lady who wanted to start doing Yoga so she wrote down the process of getting started very specifically. I think she was a little toooo precise (and maybe a little batty) but she found it helpful to write down that she would get started by simply getting out her yoga mat, laying it

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Purchased Filthy Family Home?

Purchased Filthy Family Home?

My husband and I recently purchased my father-in-law’s home from him (I call him the anti-housekeeper) because he was moving out of town and we like the house, love the location, and have a great vision for remodeling the house that we are really excited about. The only thing about this whole situation that really bugs me is that in the 6 years he’s lived in the home, he’s rarely if at all, cleaned the house. The basement has been the cat’s domain, and he rarely goes down there, which means she “goes” wherever she sees fit as he doesn’t ever empty out her litter box. Two large dogs are inside the majority of the day, and hair is absolutely everywhere. I could go on, but it makes me sick just thinking about it all. We’ve already started the cleaning process, and everything looks much better, but I can’t help but feel very upset. Not only did we have to pack up his entire house and move it for him, which we are still continuing to do, but now we are forced to break our backs cleaning up his mess, without any offers of help from him at all. Should I be upset and/or confront him? Or should I just let it go and move on? Of course you feel like confronting him because you are upset~and who wouldn’t be? Will coming down on him change anything? Probably not. Think about this, if your father-in-law didn’t lift a finger in 6 years to empty the kitty litter box, he’s not going to jump up and help you and your husband clean up this health hazard! While I’m not a neat-nick, it surprises me to find those people who can live in abject filth! They’re out there living amongst us and they

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Right-Fighters-Always Right with Last Word; Setting Boundaries; Suicidal Friend

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/5.10.14/5.10.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Right Fighters-Always Right with Last Word @ 0:00 Stabbed in Back after Generosity @ 4:15 Engaged to Emasculating Right Fighter @ 22:17 Stop Being a Right Fighter @ 42:29 The Why, What and How of Setting Boundaries @ 45:03 Suicidal Friend Part 1 @ 52:48 Suicidal Friend Part 2 @ 1:09:53 What to do When Friend Threatens Suicide @ 1:28:05 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am 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; Make Money as Artist; Pitfalls of Family Business; Addictions

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/5.3.14/5.3.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Making Money as an Artist @ 0:00 Pursue Entertainment Career @ 5:38 Start Family Business @ 24:23 Pitfalls of Family Business @ 42:17 Friends with Benefits @ 44:52 Boyfriends Addictions @ 51:19 Debutante Dating Poor Guy-Friends with Benefits @ 1:07:12 Funny Friends with Benefits Rules @ 1:26:27 Brought to you by: Hospice of Salina Martinelli’s Little Italy Dignity Care Home The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am 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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Guilt Mother Died Before Healed Relationship?

Guilt Mother Died Before Healed Relationship?

Six months before my mother died we had a falling out. Before we got back to repairing our relationship she passed away suddenly from a heart attack. It’s been an emotional up and down roller coaster. I never really got to talk to her and say goodbye as she had stopped talking to me six months. Every day I wake up and am constantly thinking I can’t believe that she’s gone. It’s been hardest knowing we were not on speaking terms when she died and I can’t take that back. I feel so guilty, any help?                  I’m so sorry for your loss and this has to be incredibly hard and conflicted based on the way things happened. Of course, if either you or your mother could have known she would be taken away suddenly, you would have healed your relationship before that time.                This is so sad, and the last thing I would want you to do is get down on yourself or judge yourself harshly for living this “emotional up and down roller coaster” as you call it. Grieving takes time. Allow yourself all the time you need to get through this but if you feel you are getting “stuck” in grief, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a pastor, counselor, or find a grief support group.                Here is something to keep in mind as you try to move forward: Look at your relationship as a whole. Hold dear in your heart the connection and love that you and your mother had through her whole life, not just these last months. Celebrate in your memories the beauty of what you had together. Be grateful for the good things your relationship held for both of you.                Don’t focus on the rift you had just

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Parenting the Child You Want to Give Up On

Parenting the Child You Want to Give Up On

Karen is ready to give up on parenting her 14-year-old. She feels like she has tried everything with this defiant child. It’s easier to just let him do his thing and count the days until he’s 18 years old and no longer her responsibility. The yelling and disrespect she gets in her home is destroying her peace and her mental and physical health. She’s had it with his lying and disobedience. She’s tired of trying to get him to do his homework and get to school on time. He’s a brilliant kid, but his grade card says otherwise. She’s tried disciplining him by taking away his things and privileges but he doesn’t seem to care. Karen, who is a single mom, even sent him off to stay with the relatives for a while. In short order, they literally “dumped” him back on her doorstep saying that they too give up. What’s a parent to do? Whether or not Karen’s son is diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), the principles of managing a child with this type of behavioral problem can benefit any parent who, like Karen, feels like giving up. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as described by Janet Lehman, MSW, in her article “4 Ways to Manage Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children”, is a childhood disorder that affects from 6-10% of children. It is characterized by a negative set of behaviors in a child directed toward the adults in their life.  As Ms. Lehman writes, the diagnosis of ODD is given by mental health professionals to describe a set of behaviors a child is exhibiting that include: Often loses temper Argues with adults and authority figures Refuses to comply with adult requests Blames others for his mistakes Deliberately annoys people Is easily annoyed by others Is angry/resentful and spiteful/vindictive Kids with

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Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Can you match up these famous liars with their infamous lies? Check your answers and comment on how many of the 14 lies you correctly matched with the liar! Have your friends and co-workers see how many liars they can identify. I won’t be surprised if I see a few “local” lies being ratted out in the anonymous comments! ~ Joan     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

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Wife Won’t Have Sex?

Wife Won’t Have Sex?

My wife and I have been married for 13+ years.  As of 4 years ago, all physical relations stopped. She says she loves me but not in that way. Help please. Your question makes me sad. If expressing your love sexually within your marriage is important to you, but your wife has shut you out, she needs to realize that this expression of love is as important to your relationship as hugs, kisses, sharing your paycheck, raising your children and making a life and home together. Ask her how she would feel if you told her you still love her, but not in the way that leaves you feeling like you need to get up and go to work each day to help support her and the family?  Assuming you fulfilled your role as the responsible, faithful husband for 13+ years, would she agree to your stopping being responsible and faithful?  Have you put in your time, and done enough in this relationship, that you are now at liberty to shut down and shut her out of the things that she values in your marriage? I should hope not. While one might think this is only a man’s problem, there are also husbands who have no desire for sex. I’ve heard from both women and men who’ve struggled with a spouse who shut down sexually.  Statistically, about one man to every five women will not have an active libido. In the battle of the sexes, women are most likely to use sex to catch a man and to have children, only to shut down once those feats are accomplished; and men often withhold sex if they are using it as a controlling (abusive?) tactic, or they lack libido due to drug abuse, or they have depression or other health problems. 

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