• New Page for Website: Personal Growth & Reality

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 10, 2012
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    A post on personal growth received the most views in one day for my blog so I decided it was a good idea to build a new web page. Life is made up of our choices. We all make choices every day. We can make our bodies healthy or not,… Continue Reading

  • Disappointments, Broken Dreams, Expectations & Avoiding Reality

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 17, 2012
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    There is a HUGE GAP between our expectations & reality. We are all experts at avoiding reality because it is often harsh. A lot of therapyidea is finding the courage to face reality & make the pain bearable. I've found facing reality to be life affirming. One instance might be;… Continue Reading

  • Hope is a Curse and a Blessing

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • January 26, 2010
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    "Hope could be more painful than despair." From Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks Hope is very interesting because it is crucial to our lives. We require hope to survive cancer, to cope with profound loss and to believe we will find a job when we are unemployed. Hope… Continue Reading

  • The Power of Fantasy and Overly Generous Women

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • December 19, 2009
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    "To answer your question," said Abigail, "I always gave Oscar the benefit of the doubt. That's how I put up with him."                                                        … Continue Reading

  • Surviving Your Broken Heart in Divorce

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 20, 2009
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    It is a sad truth that fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce. Women are the ones who leave. Seventy five percent of divorce is initiated by women. There are so many reasons a relationship will end. One person gets a DUI and the other partner has to face… Continue Reading

  • Expectations, Cinderella and Bitterness

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 10, 2009
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    The Disney version of fairytales sanitizes them, increases expectations and defuses reality. The harsher truths offered in fairy tales were comforting to me growing up, there was the smell of reality about them. When you read about the greed that leads a stepsister to chop off her toes to fit… Continue Reading

  • Expectations Kill Off Relationships Every Day

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 10, 2009
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    We have evolved into a culture that encourages ridiculous expectations. Every one should own a house regardless of the reality of their debt. 2009 has evolved into a year of accepting greater reality and reducing our expectations. This is a good thing. 2008 was a well deserved reality check on… Continue Reading

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