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Once the kids are out of the house and living on their own, couples often find it difficult to adjust to their empty nest. Some couples find themselves in a rut, and have a hard time finding new ways to occupy their time. Luckily, there are many ways to stay active, physically and socially, which contributes better physical and mental health. If you are in this situation and are looking to change things, here are a few ways to stay active and enrich your empty-nest life with healthy habits. Getting physical. From a physical standpoint, many couples
Managing a household with several drivers may seem like a daunting task. However, with a little planning and practice, you’ll master the coordination necessary to make it work. To begin, you should look at three main areas to manage a household of drivers and a full garage – parking, insurance, and being prepared. Parking. Once you begin to add drivers, you typically must add to the existing parking areas. First, determine if you will have assigned parking spaces. Doing so will eliminate arguments, and possibly accidents. Even if you don’t assign a specific space for each
Perhaps during the past year, two of your adult children moved back home. While you enjoy seeing your kids each day, things are much more chaotic. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Due to changing social norms, a lack of high paying jobs, and a host of other reasons, more adult children are choosing to crash at their parents’ place. If you’re struggling to coexist in your house with your adult children, consider adhering to the following tips to keep order in a revolving household. Establish clear rules. Before things get
Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of behaviors exhibited by one partner in a relationship to exert control or power over another person. Domestic abuse can be physical violence, sexual abuse, or even psychological or emotional abuse. Typically, the signs of domestic abuse are subtle. They can be a series of minor habits that on their own seem insignificant, but collectively result in life-changing damage. Here are the six signs of domestic abuse and how to address it. Economic abuse. Financial abuse occurs when the abusive partner prevents the victim from having unrestricted access to money. The
When two people share their entire lives with each other, it’s inevitable that some sort of problem will arise sooner or later. However, when two people respect each other and truly listen to each other, these rough patches can often be resolved. Occasionally, a marital issue occurs from which the two of you simply cannot recover. With recent studies proving that serious marital problems can lead to all kinds of health issues, it’s important to know when to walk away and when to keep up the fight. Here we examine which marital issues can arise and which marital woes are
As a young adult, volunteering is an essential part of growing up, adding to your education, and preparing you for roles in leadership and adulthood. Serving your community is an extraordinary way to learn unique, valuable skills for the real world. Here are 5 of the best volunteer opportunities for young adults – and adults for that matter. Animal shelters. Abandoned or lost animals come into local shelters by the dozens on a daily basis. These cats, dogs, and other potential pets need constant care, feeding, affection and occasional entertainment. While professional staff are
It is imperative to keep your family safe from the dangers of a home burglary or other house dangers. This could be flooding, damage, and especially, you should protect against thieves. Home invasions are rare in some areas, while frighteningly common in others. If theft is something you worry about, there are several steps that you can take to maintain the safety of your home. Add lighting to your home. By adding more lights to the exterior of your home, you are less likely to have a burglary. Since thieves look for homes that