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Valentine's Day

Sunday is Valentine’s Day. Here is my best advice for relationships. If you want a friend, be a friend. If you want a better spouse, be a better spouse. The bottom line is that if you want to have good relationships you have to start with yourself. Are you trustworthy? Are you supportive? Do you give the other space to be themselves? Do you support their success? Do you give them the help and support they need to be their best selves? If you focus on being this kind of friend and partner, you will likely come to find your relationships improve.  Give it a try.

 -Jerry Strausbaugh, EdD, LPCC-S, Executive Director, Appleseed Community Mental Health Center

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Frustration

Frustration

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National Love People Day

National Love People Day

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National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day

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