My name is Melanie and this is my blog!

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My background:

I am a 35-year-old, married mother of two. Born and Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I am a college graduate with a degree in psychology which I obtained from the University of Arizona. I branched out into marriage counseling upon completion of my degree and have been helping couples deal with their relationship troubles ever since.

My relationships:

My own relationship experiences have been, how do you say, very up and down. From high school through to meeting my husband Jeff, I have been through the trials and tribulations that most others encounter. I feel like this really helped me to gain a better understanding of what my clients were dealing with. Jeff was my high school sweetheart, but we experienced some turbulent times. The time we spent apart gave me a greater appreciation of what Jeff brought to my life.

When I decided to re-engage with him he was in another relationship. Naturally, I am no home-wrecker and was not willing to destroy what he had to service my own needs. We renewed our friendship, and it was only after his relationship fell apart that we decided to try again. In doing so, we had learned from our past mistakes and our relationship has been great ever since. The reward for persistence for Jeff and I was the birth of our twins, Jamie and Kiara, who are the light of our lives and make us thankful every day.

Why the blog?

I feel it is my professional experience, in combination with my personal one, that makes me the perfect person to author this blog. I aim to provide relationship advice and dating tips to those who are struggling with the loss of a partner, looking to re-attach with their ex or looking to move on to bigger and better experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog and that you gain something from the words contained within.