The Choice to Smile Through the Rain

When you see me on the streets, in a store or at the school you will normally see me smiling, I look happy the kids look happy and it appears as if I have not a worry in the world. That is because I have made a conscious decision to smile through the rain. I also made a conscious decision to focus on what makes me happy and try not to let what I can’t control run me down. The problem with that theory on life is that at times everything comes down at once and the smiles, happy go […]

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Christine & Tony’s Story of Life and Love Part 2: Tony’s Story

I’m wondering if this is going to read like True Confessions; however, it is all true and it will show that bad boys can become good boys and men really only want the same things that women do. I am 60-years-old and have been married for two years to Christine, my third wife.  She is precious to me and I have a very strong love for her. I met and married my college sweetheart in 1969, had our son in 1971 and was ‘happily’ married for almost twenty years. My profession is in retail and I manage sales people for […]

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I Met My Love Online: Gus and Brina’s Match.com Story

My husband Gus and I met online in 2005 a couple of months after my ex-husband and I separated. We emailed back and forth for a few weeks and then he disappeared – only to resurface again in October of 2006. I was dating someone else. I contacted him in March of 2007 and we met. He had been dating online for about 4 years and I was into my second year. We were happy to have finally found a match. Happily Blended asked Brina, what was the most romantic thing Gus did? Gus cried his eyes out when he […]

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Rules Of Blogging in 2012 For Myself

I have made a decision with myself to keep some things private, mainly relationship status, issues or similar that are very personal in nature. I will  discuss topics that almost any relationship may have come up here and there, but there will no longer be any personal posts regarding the status of relationships at a personal level. The reason I came to this decision was because I wasn’t realizing that me being insanely open and outspoken online could potentially hurt people’s feelings and well honestly I don’t want to be on a reality television show so why would I treat […]

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Promoting Inner Beauty

It is so difficult as a mother to a nine year old girl because it seems our girls are growing up faster than they did back when I was a kid or even when my parents were kids. The media has all sorts of push for how a tween should look, what girls should do to “get boys attention” and oh don’t forget they push make up instead of inner beauty. I think that my daughter is lucky in many ways because I rarely wear makeup which means she has learned that makeup isn’t part of a daily routine. Of […]

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How Many Dating Sites Do we Need?

There are Christian Dating Sites, there are Jewish Dating Sites, there are free dating sites, there are free to lure you in then you have to pay to talk to members dating sites and much more. I give up, how many dating sites does one need? If I were a person looking to date I would have no clue where to start, but in all honesty I am cheap and would probably totally start with the free dating sites and then wonder why in the world I am only finding men who want one thing, “my personality” of course ;-). […]

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When I Talk About Relationships

I get the most traffic. I am not kidding. Last Thursday I wrote a post about fairytales or something like that and all of a sudden I was seeing a huge spike in traffic do to this blog post. Do you realize that when I was going through my divorce over a year ago I got the most traffic too? I mean we are talking double maybe triple monthly unique visitors than what I am at now and only because I was chit chatting about my divorce and decisions to get divorced and how hard it was to make that […]

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Learning About Myself & Others; Introvert vs Extrovert

I recently was shared an article on It’s My Life about Introvert and Extrovert. I really never gave these two words much thought before, but reading this blog post in the beginning I thought I am more of an extrovert with a bit of introvert qualities at times. Then I read more about introverts and extroverts. Direct quote from It’s My Life {{totally me}}: Did you know that extroverts recharge their energy by being around other people? It’s like we feed off the energy being put out. Most extroverts come home from parties buzzing and high on the collective energy […]

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Comfortable Relationships

I am a firm believer that actions speak louder than words. It is all too easy to say words, and for me it’s easy to write words, however, actions are what truly show how you are feeling towards a person. Involuntary body gestures show exactly what a person may be thinking or feeling towards you. In my own opinion if a person tells me that they are in love with me, then they would show this through affection, attention, support and little moments. I recently read an article that reminded me of the characteristics I have displayed in my dating […]

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Thinking Outloud

I am adding a new category to Happily Blended, why? Well quite simply because I have been thinking a lot and by thinking I mean talking to myself. So I figured what better way to talk to myself than write it down on my blog. Most of you may not agree with my thoughts I write down and publish here, but that’s okay. Most may be able to relate to a time or two in your life when you had the same thoughts, and that’s wonderful. Thinking outloud is another way for me to connect with you all at a […]

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