Category Archives: Negotiation

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 46 (PG-13): Home is Where the Heart Is, April 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #546)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 46 (PG-13): Home is Where the Heart Is,  April 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #546) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & … Continue reading

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Grati’s Husband/Spouse/Partner Owner’s Manual, 4/11/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #164)

As I think I’ve mentioned–about a hundred times–I am a very happily married woman of over 22 years.  We will be together as a couple for 24 years come June 2012.  I say this by way of providing my pseudo … Continue reading

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New Year 2012 Brings New Beginnings, 01/01/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #93)

As we each awaken this morning, a new year greets us–January 1st, 2012.  It is the start of the calendar year and the opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings. One thing new that you will notice right away … Continue reading

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My Life is at a Crossroads: Choosing a New Path, 11/16/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #55)

My life is at a crossroads (1).  Gosh that sounds so much like I’m posturing.  Oops!  I guess I am.  But as I write this essay, I have to decide whom to disappoint.  And I’m a girl, lady, woman, who … Continue reading

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Negotiating My Life, 10/01/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #22)

I’ve mastered the art of negotiating with myself.  Others might label this process self rationalization.  Personally, I like to call it reaching an equitable compromise between the different spheres of my life wanting my attention–professional, public, and personal.  One might … Continue reading

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