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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/ Thermostat Control
Jan 27,2010

Dear Merrily, I have asked my husband to turn down the heat before he goes off to work, because he leaves after I do. He never remembers no matter what I do to remind him. I've even asked him if not remembering is a way to take some unresolved issue out on me. We even have programmable thermostats that he overrides!!!

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ASK MERRILY/ Reply to “First Anger, Then Forgiveness”
Jan 05,2010

I laugh at myself reading your answer to my question in your column, First Anger, Then Forgiveness. You are right. My son has a great relationship with his teacher this year, making clear that last year's teacher was a problem. He has a new friend and our families are close.

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ASK MERRILY/Anger First, then Forgiveness
Dec 22,2009

I need your help to let go of my anger. My neighbor’s daughter and my son were in the same kindergarten class last year and became best friends. My neighbor decided their close relationship was not healthy for her daughter and at the end of the year requested that they not be in the same class.


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ASK MERRILY/ Look Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner?
Dec 10,2009

The holidays are almost here. But my family situation has reconfigured, as my daughter and I are now estranged. I find myself with no blue print for how to approach Christmas dinner. I have sent a card inviting my daughter and her fiancé, but I don’t think they will come.

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ASK MERRILY/Monumental Changes Disappoint Mom
Oct 15,2009

I have planned a solo, camping trip across the country to explore and possibly find work and a new home. I had a farewell supper with my mother last night, and as usual, she cast cold disapproval at me when I handed her my printed itinerary.

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ASK MERRILY/Anxious and Indecisive
Oct 08,2009

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.


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ASK MERRILY/Cinderella
Oct 07,2009

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/Dread of Morning
Oct 07,2009

So here's my problem... When I wake up in the morning, I feel a sense of dread and I want to stay under the covers (which I do for a little bit). Any "advice"??? Sense of Dread



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