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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/ Do We Put Him Out?
Apr 29,2009

I have a problem with my 23-year-old grandson -no job, GED, living with us. Although he helps us quite a bit, he has to be NAGGED, can't find a steady job, has been in prison, is on probation, and steals from us

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ASK MERRILY/Mother in Law Problems
Apr 21,2009

My friend has mother-in-law (m-i-l) problems. I told her I would bounce them off you. Although m-i-l is a soft-spoken person, she has become deceptively intrusive regarding the first child who is 7 months old.

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ASK MERRILY/How do you Arrive at your Answer
Apr 21,2009

Dear Merrily, I enjoy your insightful and forthright responses, and I am curious: how do you arrive at your answers? Do you think cognitively about the questions? Do you meditate on them? Do you rely on intuition? I am . . .


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ASK MERRILY/Desperately Want a Child
Apr 21,2009

I desperately want a child. My husband wants a child. We purposely will not conceive a child because what we want is not the most important thing, which is consideration toward the child. Making a life-altering decision without consulting the one most affected seems wrong.

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ASK MERRILY/ What Does God Know?
Apr 06,2009

Dear Merrily, It's a MESS in my life so why do I feel so sane? My husband got a new route at work for $10,000/year less, two of the people I clean for can't afford me anymore, the boys (14 and 19) are constantly at war.

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ASK MERRILY/ STEP MOM, “BAD GUY”
Apr 06,2009

Dear Merrily My husband's daughter has graduated from college. Her father continues to pay her car insurance, cell phone bill, and college loan even though they agreed before she went to college that she would help to pay the loan off when she found a job.


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ASK MERRILY/ I ASSAULTED A SCHOOL BUS
Apr 06,2009

Dear Merrily, I had a mania spike week before last. At first I always think - wow, I feel great, maybe the new dosage is working. (I am bi-polar.) Suddenly my mind is clear. Like being let out of a stuffy box.

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ASK MERRILY/ Memorabolia
Mar 16,2009

Something has gotten into my mother and she is in a frenzy to throw things away, clean out closets. A lot of what she finds used to be mine, or, she thinks, ought to be mine, and so she's always bringing stuff when she comes to visit.



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