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November 15 2011 Marriage Newsletter

Personal and family emergencies have demanded my attention and so I apologize for having to resort to posting some old articles for the past two weeks. But you may have missed them since they were from my first stint as marriage editor three years ago. This one seems timely as our strained economy is slow to recover. Perhaps this one will apply to your life today.

Do you think your marriage can survive the return of your adult children who may or may not have families of their own? I've even heard of non-related friends/couples/families moving in together just to weather out this financial depression.

Here's an oldie but goodie from the Marriage site at

When Adults Kids Come Home Again
Today's economy is forcing people to be creative with living arrangements. When adult kids come home, it can cause marital strain. Here's how to set up clear expectations to avoid unnecessary conflict.

And for those of you who will inquire out of caring curiosity and consideration: I woke up in a pool of blood and am awaiting biopsy results. Care-taking of an elderly relative with early signs of dementia is proving emotionally challenging as well. My adult daughter is doing as well as can be expected. And we're rushing a home renovation! Phew!

Lori Phillips, Marriage Editor

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