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Merrily Preston

Merrily Preston

An intentional life facilitator who lives in Woodbridge and is the author of the popular advice column "Ask Merrily," which is exclusive to Local Kicks. Preston's professional guidance enables her clients to make conscious choices that are in their best interest, so as to live an intentional life.

Articles By Merrily Preston

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ASK MERRILY/Cinderella By Merrily Preston
Oct 05,2009

Dear Merrily, I have just married a military man. We live in a large home in a good neighborhood. He has 2 teenagers, and I have 2 preteens. We all got along well the whole time that he and I dated. But, now that we live in the same house, I am doing all the house work and working a full time job.

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ASK MERRILY/Anxious & Indecisive
Sep 21,2009

I haven't traveled much in the past few years, not wanting to get somewhere and have emotional problems. In the last year I’ve hardly left the house. Now I want to spend a couple days at the beach and then visit my sister, but I have an award winning case of anxiety and indecision. Both trips may be too much.

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ASK MERRILY/Can’t Lose Weight
Sep 21,2009

I am a 55 year old female and just can't seem to lose weight. I know you are supposed to “eat to live,” but I “live to eat!” My life is very busy, and I eat on the run. My day starts at 4:30 a.m. with housecleaning.


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ASK MERRILY/ Line in the Sand
Sep 21,2009

My significant other and I have been considering our future. He wants to have children before age 35. He feels passionately this is what he is on earth to do. I am not sure I want children. Because I plan to pursue a master's degree

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ASK MERRILY/PANDORA
Aug 11,2009

A happily married male co-worker and avid baseball fan has suggested that he and I, a single female, take in a baseball game. As nice as this sounds (and I don't think he would "try" anything), I hear warning signs.

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ASK MERRILY/Birthday Dilemma
Jul 30,2009

My son’s birthday is coming soon. I want to know if he would rather go out to a restaurant, or if he would like for me to cook the dinner and take it to his home. I don’t want him and his wife to have to do the cooking and the clean up. He usually cooks dinner for our family celebrations,


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ASK MERRILY/Third Grandmother
Jul 30,2009

My grandchildren have 3 grandmothers. The other 2 love to go shopping and buy just-wonderful things for the kids. My daughter knows I disapprove of swamping children with trendy toys and clothes, but she loves it all.

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ASK MERRILY/Terror and the Ego
Jul 30,2009

Interesting times. Yesterday I walked in the woods and got gripped with the first bonafide terror I've felt since accepting a buyout and applying for a new job in another part of the country. It was strong and frightening, but I am not backing away. I need to do this.



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