A writer isn’t born, but created out of experiences. No lack of subject matter, my life reads more like fiction than anything that could have been imagined in the head of a storyteller. While being in the throes of caregiving for my husband, who subsequently died at the age of 35 from pancreatic cancer, I found my voice telling the world of his challenges and documenting the fallout of those he left here after he was gone. Relationships are very complex things and don’t come with instruction manuals.

All we can do is to try to find consensus, ask for opinions and help from those around us, and always listen to what our inner voice tells us is right. We are all in it together for a reason, drawing strength from others is sometimes the only way to survive. I hope I help someone out there to not only survive but to thrive the way countless of strangers and loved ones have helped me. Relationships can be hard, heart breaking and desperate, but they are also the things that make our hearts soar, give our lives meaning and pull us through unimaginable circumstances as we make our way through this journey. As the love of my life has told me many times, peaks and valleys Jules, peaks and valleys.

Latest Features by Julie Keating

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Double Texting

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Retroactive Jealousy

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Shallow People

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Trial Separation

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There is no double standard when it comes to men and women and barechestedness. Rules of decency apply to both sexes, do us a favor and follow them.

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Silent Treatment Abuse

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Silent treatment abuse is abuse like any other in a relationship. It is a way to control and to create a reaction, bringing out the worst in you.

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May December Relationships

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How to Feel Better About Yourself: 20 Small Steps for Big Results

Nothing is worse than looking in the mirror and not liking who stares back. Want to know how to feel better about yourself? Change from the inside out.

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