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Billingsley’s Bullets: Learn or lose — a life lesson

One of my “Billingsley Axioms” is “Insight without change means nothing.” In other words, you may gain insight from your mistakes, but if you don’t change the behavior that created the mistake you will repeat the same mistakes. • If drinking too much results in you fighting, arguing or being put in jail, you will […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Anger plus denial equals stupid

Recently a friend asked me what act contributes the most to creating marital problems. It took me about 30 seconds to reply, “Collecting anger coupons.” • When you or your spouse allow anger to simmer, without identifying the anger, it allows anger to flourish just below the boiling point. The controlled anger really isn’t controlled […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: I need to see a psychiatrist

Sometimes when you receive disappointing news, it saps your energy and makes you want to give up. I recently was told, after a screening was completed on my feet, that I have flat feet. I mistakenly shared this information with my tennis buddies, and they now call me “Donald Duck” when I miss a tennis […]

No Comment / May 09, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Can you imagine me being the pope?

I thought about trying to be elected as the new Pope. My qualifications for this calling might have been challenged by the cardinals and anyone else who knows me. • I am old enough to be the Pope, and I did attend Catechism classes as a youngster with my friend, Dominic Chavez. Giving speeches is […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Pay attention to your needs, too

Bob Billingsley

A lot of women I know are great at helping others and taking care of their family. They spend many hours daily making sure everyone else is OK. They really practice the idea that love begins when you get outside yourself. But what about their needs, their desires? • Ladies, can you remember the last […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Is your marriage OK or not?

Do you think about your marriage? Are you comfortable with your marriage? Is something missing? Are you bored or unhappy or both? I have a feeling that many couples, if not most, rarely talk about their marriage. If I am right, the spouse doesn’t know what the partner feels about their marriage. • Relationships have […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Rigid, uptight people not welcome

Recently I completed a self-evaluation regarding the people I have coffee with and the people I hang around with. None of these people are doomsday types, and none are rigid, uptight people. • Life is too short to spend time with boring people. You don’t learn anything from boring people, and they make you feel […]

No Comment / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »