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Month: April 2019

The Fighting in Your Relationship is Not Normal or Healthy – You Can Make it Stop

Reading Time: 5 minutes So, how does a couple break a cycle of fighting when conflict becomes the norm and communication starts to fail routinely? I get asked that question a lot because it’s a smart question and the answer is pretty simple. 

Deal with what’s in front of you right now. Although that might sound simple or obvious, in real life, it’s not. 

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3 Stories You Should Read 4/25/2019: Saudi Arabia, Omarosa, Joe Biden

Reading Time: 3 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  Everyone has an Uncle Joe The Joe Biden culture war There’s a split among Democrats on #MeToo and more. Biden might have picked the losing side. Joe Biden is betting on the past. The former vice president, who formally announced his candidacy on Thursday but has been a frontrunner in the polls for months, recently called himself an “Obama-Biden Democrat,”evoking a repeat of 2008. His supporters have long held that he can connect with the white working-class voters who switched from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in 2016. And...

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In the past few years, I’ve realized this practice of repetitive self-flagellation isn’t really good for my wellbeing and it certainly hasn’t helped my mental health.  I have spent the majority of my time on this planet focused on what I could do better rather than what I’m already doing right. I think that’s kind of the American way. Or late capitalism, or some other lofty social concept or maybe it’s just how our brains are wired.  We use shame to motivate ourselves to do better, to be better. Always working towards some perfect iteration of human existence. One that unfortunately isn’t real, through social media would have you believe otherwise. But the fact remains, being hard on myself has only made me chronically stressed, sometimes miserable, and a lot of unhappy.

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New York Times: In a Functional Country, We Would Be on the Road to Impeachment

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people aren’t going to read the nearly 500-page report. Republicans have already seized on Barr’s words — and on the lack of criminal charges in a document that was never going to contain criminal charges — to claim total vindication for Trump. The president’s manifest disloyalty to the country in trying to halt an investigation into a foreign attack on an American election is, to the right, of no account. Nor are the counterintelligence implications of Mueller’s findings, which aren’t part of the report. In the eyes of the president’s supporters, his campaign did not participate in the criminal conspiracy that helped elect him, so no more needs to be said.

The reaction to the report shows that between the minority of Americans who support Trump and the majority who do not, there may no longer be even the possibility of a shared sense of reality or national purpose. Even as exemplary a figure as Mueller cannot change that.

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