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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 […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Believe your first impression

A New Yorker fiction story titled “Black Box” by Jennifer Egan, stated the following: “The first 30 seconds in a person’s presence are the most important.” I think Jennifer is correct. • I have always been inclined to place a lot of value on my first impression of a person, and my first impressions are […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learn to let go

During the past 18 months, I have read several spiritual books and magazines. They often talk about “letting go.” • In his book “The Untethered Soul,” Michael A. Singer states, “Each of these shifts in your perception should remind you to let go. The moment you start seeing that your life looks really different, the […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Quit using the word ‘Again’

To improve your communication with your spouse, eliminate the word ”again” when you speak. More often than not, this word creates an automatic argument and fuels old anger and old debates. • When you say, “Here we go again,” your spouse realizes that you are going to bring up old business that guarantees a confrontation. […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: When you forgive, you feel better

Happy New Year! Well, you have a brand new year with fresh energy and new goals. • Out with old, negative stuff and in with new positive attitude and more positive-thinking friends. Get away from the doomsday folks and move up closer to interesting people who have not given up. Ride with the optimists and […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »