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Misleading Advice About Finding The Love Of Your Life

.. “It’s impossible,” said Pride. “It’s risky,” said Experience. “It’s pointless,” said Reason. “Give it a try’” whispered the heart. – Anonymous .. I’m reaching that stage in life (late 20s) where lots of people in my social circle are getting engaged, married or having babies. Every now and then, you hear of such joyous news…

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Why Some Overspend On Weddings & Other Major Life Milestones

“Overspending occurs because some people are living lifestyles not justified by their incomes.” I once had a friend who worked as a personal banker at a local bank. Every once in a while, this old lady selling tissues on the streets would walk into his branch and deposit some cash into her savings account. Her account has…

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5 Reasons Why People Get Ahead At Work & In Relationships

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi Some people seem to be high achievers in multiple areas… career, relationships and whatnot. Love or hate them, you just can’t ignore them. There probably isn’t a standard recipe…

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Signs That You Are Working For a Crappy Company

 “Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” – Byron Dorgan There’s an old adage that goes: ‘People leave bad bosses, not companies.’ There are also circumstances where there is simply a misfit between employee and employer with regards to work / business interests, company culture or work values.  But independent of these factors, it can also…

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The Importance of Being Patient

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow  About 2000 years ago, a young Carthaginian general named Hannibal was facing the mighty Romans during the 2nd Punic War. He hated the Romans to the core and was close to squaring off with…

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Should Religion Be A Deal-Breaker in Relationships?

 “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy Some of my friends recently asked me about my marriage and how we make concessions when it comes to our religious differences. I’m a cradle Roman Catholic while my wife is a Buddhist. Born and bred in a cosmopolitan city, I’ve noticed that it’s…

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9 Reasons To Be Thankful Towards Your Partner

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure: 1. Acceptance 2. Understanding 3. Appreciation. Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.”  ― Vera Nazarian Let’s get real. Relationships aren’t a bed of roses, no matter how much they have been glamourised on TV and movies, or by some of our friends who are…

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How Embracing Singlehood Got Me Attached

 “Being single will suck when you perpetuate the delusion of defining yourself only by your relationships.”  A friend struggled and hesitated to leave her current boyfriend of 8 years, who by the way, ain’t that good to her. But she refused to leave him as she has been in that relationship for so long – she…