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Joyce Brothers


Family psychologist, author, and advice columnist; born Joyce Diane Bauer.
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The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
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The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.
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Strong families value their extended family, particularly grandparents. In one study of college students, a majority thought their interactions with grandparents reflected high family strengths. Itís important to create continuity between generations, passing along traditions and making roots ever stronger, so the tree continues to reach for the sun.




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Strong families use the word "we" a lot, but "I" is never forgotten. Family members know they have the freedom to go off on their own, even if the direction is one that "we" have never followed before. The family message is, "We're behind you, so you can be you."
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Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
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When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
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When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is loving it all.
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Religious belief, trust, a sense of connection to the universe ó no matter what you call it, there is a spiritual component to strong families. They see their lives as imbued with purpose, reflected in the things they do for one another and the community. Small problems provide a chance to grow; large ones are a lesson in courage. A mother whose son died of a brain tumor bravely returned to the hospital where he had died in order to set up a research fund. When she saw the parents of children who currently were suffering, she told her sonís doctor: "If any research you do produces any advance, my sonís passing wonít have been totally without purpose." It takes a certain type of spiritual grace to see beyond oneís own misery to the needs of others. Strong families try to live so they can look outward ó and inward ó every single day.
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Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, "making it", or success.
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Donít fool yourself that you are going to have it all. You are not. Psychologically, having it all is not even a valid concept. The marvelous thing about human beings is that we are perpetually reaching for the stars. The more we have, the more we want. And for this reason, we never have it all.
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No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along.




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Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can ó and surely will at times ó fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
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Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
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"Our family comes first" Strong families support each other's dreams; they sacrifice to show support. A friend turned down a company trip to the Bahamas so he could attend his son's championship soccer game. "the beach will always be there," he said, "but my son won't always be 14 and team captain." this "family first" attitude begins with a bond of loyalty between marital partners. But single-parent families (28% of all families with children, according to the latest census) can be just as successful in raising strong children if they develop a "family first" attitude.
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We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.
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An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
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While parents are naturally in a leadership role, strong families strive to share decision-making. They resolve differences by respecting other viewpoints and accepting compromise solutions. One family decided to spend money on a son's music lessons rather than replace worn carpeting. The compromise was to pitch in and clean the carpet. In another family, everyone but the youngest daughter loved to ski. They rented a vacation condo with plenty of activities for the daughter, and the skiers accepted an hour's drive to the slopes.
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Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after.
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I donít give advice. I canít tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
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Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.


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