How to Handle Aggressive and Controlling People

aggressive_controlling_people_150Don’t Let Aggressive and Controlling People Control You!

You know the type. They tell you what to do, talk over you, get in your face and try to own every situation. They’re aggressive and controlling people and they’re difficult to deal with. Sometimes, you can just cut them out of your life, but if you can’t you need to know how to deal with them. Try these tips and get them to back down!

Know Their Intentions

Before you go on the attack, make sure you know their intentions. Not all aggressive and controlling people have bad intentions. Sometimes they’re just passionate about something and they get carried away. They aren’t necessarily trying to belittle or intimidate you. They just think they know what’s best. If you feel like their intentions are good, but they’re overstepping their bounds, be polite and tell them, “Thanks, but no thanks.” But if you feel like they’re being overbearing, aggressive and controlling because they enjoy feeling powerful, you need to put them in their place.

Their Way is the Right Way

Have you ever met someone who thinks if you don’t follow their directions you’ll screw up? But everyone does things their own way and you need to remind this person that there is more than one way to get to the same outcome. Sure, they’ll lie in wait, hoping and waiting for you to fail, and when you succeed, they’ll be disappointed. But you know who won’t be disappointed? You! That’s because you proved them wrong.

They Try to Intimidate You

Is the aggressive and controlling person in your life the loudest person in the room? Do they huff, puff and make big gestures? This behavior is meant … [keep reading]

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Your October Money Horoscope

your-money-horoscope-150October is a busy astrological month for your Money Horoscope for many reasons, and two of those reasons are the Full and New Moon Eclipses on October 8 and 23, respectively. Another factor will be the Mercury Retrograde beginning October 4 and ending on the 25th. Not only does the Mercury Retrograde begin in Scorpio, but on the day that the Sun enters Scorpio (the 23rd) we will also experience a New Moon Solar Eclipse in the same sign. Scorpio is a security- and money-minded sign.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon Solar Eclipse and the second half of the Mercury Retrograde occur in cardinal signs. Cardinal signs indicate the changing of seasons. Your October Money Horoscope gives you a chance to revisit and rethink some financial moves and make the changes necessary for your financial well-being. Here is your October Money Horoscope!  [Click here to read the October Money Horoscope for your Sun and/or Rising Sign.]

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Folly Beach, Charleston, SC

LJ Innes:

I’m so happy to be back in SC I just had to revisit these photos of Folly Beach. It’s hours away, but I’ll get there again.

Originally posted on LJ Innes' Photo Blog:

Beach House Dunes

I took an overnight road trip with two of my long-time friends. We went to downtown Charleston and enjoyed a lot of things like the vendor market, visiting stores, eating crab cakes and a detour (in cloudy, rainy weather just before sunset) to Folly Beach which is part of Charleston, but about a 15-minute ride from the edge of downtown. I just read on that it is the loggerhead turtle nesting place. Too bad we missed the turtles, maybe next time. Despite the ominous weather, we had a blast and we found some “beach flowers” that were absolutely gorgeous – flowers I’ve never seen before.

Sand Flowers Duo

Sand Dune Floral

Pier at Folly Beach

Paw Prints in Sand

Multi Bouquets

Incoming Tide Folly Beach

Incoming Tide 3 Folly Beach


Burst Flowerbouquet

Beach Houses

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5 Painful Decisions That Can Make Your Relationship Better

X-Painful-Decisions-That-Can-Make-Your-Relationship-Better-150Painful Decisions Can Strengthen Your Love Life

Some decisions come easier than others. Other come with a price and sometimes we have to make painful decisions. If you had to make a painful decision in order to make your relationship better, would you do it?

Some Pain, Some Gain

Life is a series of decisions. From the mundane to the monumental, we have to make decisions every day. When it comes to relationships, the goal is to always make them better. The goal is to grow together and growth can be painful sometimes. But if you and your partner struggle together—if you make the tough, painful decisions together—your bond will grow stronger.

Some decisions are more painful than others. Let’s explore the decisions you may have to make in your relationship and why or how much they hurt.

Painful Decisions That Hurt a Little 

Breaking a bad habit: Bad habits are hard to break. Let’s say your bad habit is smoking. Your partner knew you smoked when you met, and it was their least favorite thing about you. They wish you’d quit, so they ask you to. But asking is the easy part! You’re the one who has to stop smoking and quitting is very, very hard. But if you do quit smoking (or whatever your bad habit is), the rewards will outweigh the pain you feel while you’re quitting. You’ll feel better, look better, have more money in your pocket and your partner will kiss and hug you more.

Cutting back on spending: It’s a good idea to save your hard-earned money for the things you want down the road. Whether it’s a house, kids or a solid retirement fund, saving money when all you want to do is spend it, can be a bit painful. But if you and your partner have shared goals, you both need to sacrifice to make them happen. A little pain now is well worth achieving a certain level of comfort in the future.

Painful Decisions That Hurt a Lot

Relocating for a JobWhat if you were offered a dream job? Would you take it? Of course you would! But what would you do if this dream job required you to move … [click here to keep reading]*

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Your-September-Money-Horoscope-150Your  Money Horoscope: Luck and Unexpected Events

One of the best days in the September Money Horoscope is September 25 when expansive Jupiter forms a perfect angle to unpredictable Uranus. With that combination backed by their current position in fire signs, opportunities to cash in can come from the most unexpected places, according to your Money Horoscope.

Venus in Virgo will cause us all to sit up and take notice of spending vs. security. The truth isn’t always pretty, but it’s enlightening. Venus ends September in balancing Libra, bringing to mind that famous saying, “The truth will set you free.” Financially speaking, this is the month that helps you feel like you can conquer anything.

Here is the September Money Horoscope for your Sun Sign (and your Rising Sign too, if you know it).


Venus moves into your sixth house of work and reputation on the 5th. Somehow the pressure cooker you’ve been in seems to be easing up, allowing you to escape into a new attitude towards money and gain through promotion. You’ll get backing from others near the 14th. You’re moving on up!


The big news in your Money Horoscope is fiery Mars entering fiery Sagittarius on the 13th, lighting up your house of shared resources. Tempers may flare over a financial matter that involves others. If you avoid holding money discussions in a china shop, the results will be more positive and there will be less to clean up afterwards.


Venus rests in your house of home for most of September and that means that your money focus is centered on your living space. If you’d like to work from home—even part-time—this would be the perfect month to set up your office for a successful start.


Venus helps you get organized in your Money Horoscope—a far cry from last month’s influence on … [Click to keep reading]

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