Modern Day Pressures on Family Life

~ Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:08 AM ~

People’s lives have changed immeasurably over the course of the last 50 years. Modern day pressures can take their toll on relationships and leave you feeling as though you have nowhere to turn. While it is self-evident that the vast majority of us in the western world no longer experience the levels of poverty that our parents and grandparents did, there are now different burdens that can affect our home life. Just because we are financially better off than previous generations doesn’t mean that we are richer in every aspect of our lives.

Many of us now face a different type of financial worry, one of keeping up. The need to maintain our lifestyles by working longer and longer hours, often by both parents, can place an enormous strain on a relationship. Couple this with the physical stresses placed upon our bodies as we neglect our health by not doing enough exercise or getting enough sleep, and it is easy to see why our patience with each other can sometimes wear a little thin. What are we to do when our intolerance of each other reaches a point where a decision has to be made about our family’s future?

Although it may be stating the obvious, divorce is never an easy time for children, so even if you feel that you can no longer carry on as things are at the moment it is prudent to look at how your next step will affect your family. This, however, is where the subject becomes tricky. As with so many things in life, it really does come down to individual circumstances. Each relationship needs to be carefully judged on its own merits. Nobody is better equipped to make the right decision about your family’s future than you. So, while advice will no doubt be in abundance, it should always be your sole decision as to how you proceed.

Either staying together or getting a divorce can work out, there really is nothing set in stone to say that one is right and the other is wrong. There are many couples that have stayed together just for the sake of the kids that have gone on to rediscover their love for each other and have stayed married long after the children have left. Equally there are others that have gone their separate ways and got a divorce, only to re-marry a decade later. Many have found true happiness by making a fresh start without their other half; there are no hard and fast rules.

Your main focus should be the well-being of your children. They may be small, but children are not stupid. Even if you think you are hiding things well, we all have our built in instincts that have been finely tuned to pick up on the slightest hint of something not being quite right. So, make sure that your decision includes them and do what is right for your whole family, not just for you. They’ll thank you for it later.

Beautiful Dresses

~ Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:53 AM ~

Oscar is coming soon! The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. This year will be the 86th Academy Awards which will be held on March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

I don't really watch it from beginning to the end, heck, most of the times I just browse through the beautiful dresses worn by the celebrities from the Internet, magazines and about everything I came across with a day or two after the actual event. It is just amazing to see the amount of effort put into each and every beautiful dress worn by the female celebrities especially, not to forget the brands and designers made dresses.

Maybe it is just me but I think that those beautiful dresses look a lot like the prom dressed I see on TV shows or websites. Of course, please don't just take my word for it and agree completely especially since I never have the opportunity to wear a prom dress in my life but browsing through the many designs of prom dresses on the Internet, they look so gorgeous that I think all those pretty celebrities should try and wear them to the Oscar!

I mean, if I do ever have a chance to attend a glamourous function like this, I'd definitely choose this design I got from the JenJenHouse website shown below:

As always, I would go for a floor length dress (like a princess of course!) but colorwise, I'll stick to the elegant and yet chic theme like the above picture. I mean, black and white is easy to pair and you won't go wrong with this color theme!

Mind sharing what is your glamourous dress style?

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Buying Flowers Online

~ Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6:09 PM ~

I remember a few years ago when I needed so urgently for a contact of a florist, I ended up asking my ex-colleague (who is a secretary). But the ones she gave me were phone numbers to the florists, no websites or pictures of their products to look at or choose from. And I really feel not comfortable not being able to at least have a look of the products that I plan to buy.

I feel it's more thoughtful to be able to choose the flowers and if possible, customise the designs ourselves instead of just placing the order over the phone.

Image credit: Google search

I mean, I personally feel safer if I can place the order online, at least the details I type out on the order form are what I wanted to be included instead of relying on verbal message over the phone which might have typo or miscommunication, right?

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Have you ever bought flowers online?

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