By Michael Brody, Lawrence Rubin

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Life happens! Relationships are both comedy and drama; evolving stories, constantly put to the test by creatures and forces both great and small. Inlaws, infidelities, indecision, illness, and ennui challenge us. Crises of faith, both in our selves and our partners, threaten intimacy. Winds of change blow from all directions. Every romance has its own narrative arc, its own past, present, and future. Advice: Scripts and happy endings make good television. Reality requires improvisation. Question: What would threaten your coupledom and how can you address this threat?

If life is like an ocean, there will be tides and currents that propel us forward as well as those that push against us. There will be obstacles both small and great, as well as dangers lurking in the depths. If we become complacent or seek solace and comfort in familiarity, barnacles may attach themselves to us and weigh us down. In addition, we may lose sight of who we can become. The ocean of life is a large and often uncharted place. It is also a sea of opportunity. Advice: Identify immediate and long-term obstacles in your course, and chart a path by establishing short and long-term goals at work, home, and play.

We surround ourselves with toys, friends, and hectic schedules in hopes of reaching that higher plane of contentment, but we never quite get there. Toys break, schedules exhaust us, and superficial relationships end, leaving us feeling hollow, resentful, angry, and sad. But still, we look outside of ourselves for peace of mind, rather than enjoy the moment or the people who really count. Advice: As difficult as it might seem, value the moment, yourself, your accomplishments, and those most close to you.

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