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  • Kristen Houghton

    Freelance Writer/Humorist

    Kristen Houghton is the author of the exciting new book, “AND THEN I’LL BE HAPPY! Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness and Put Your Own Life First” published by Globe Pequot Press, with an official release date of December 22, 2009. It is available for pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and all bookstores.

    With a foreword and endorsement by Dr. Janet Taylor, prominent NYC psychiatrist and "Today Show" correspondent, this book is for anyone who’s ever sacrificed her own happiness trying to make someone else happy . . . who’s assigned her happiness, one more time, to some future date “in a galaxy far, far away.” With "And Then I’ll Be Happy!", Kristen Houghton, gives women the tools they need to shake off the unhappiness epidemic and follow their own dreams for a happy, healthy successful life.

    As a writer on relationship issues and how to live a personally successful life in major print magazines and online for over ten years Kristen is also a frequent media contributor and speaker.

    Articles:
    Marriage
    1. “Separated” Married Couples
    2. A Marriage With or Without Children - Personal Choices, No Regrets
    3. Are You Married But Single-Parenting?
    4. Being a Parent vs Being a Spouse
    5. Dating After Divorce
    6. Divorce and Age
    7. Do You and Your Spouse Have a Will?
    8. Falling in Love Again With Your Spouse
    9. Forgiveness in Marriage
    10. Getting Married “Older”
    11. Gifts From The Heart On Valentine Day
    12. Holiday Traditions and Marriage
    13. How Do You Know If A Marriage Is Really Over
    14. How We Speak to Each Other Makes a Big Difference
    15. In Sickness and in Health
    16. In-Laws
    17. Internet Relationships - Is It Cheating?
    18. Is Your Husband a Hands-On Dad?
    19. Is Your Relationship Really Worth Saving?
    20. It's Okay to Have a Selfish Marriage
    21. Love, Romance, and Food!
    22. Military Spouses: How to Cope
    23. Mini-Vacations: Good for a Relationship
    24. New Mommy, New Daddy-The Art of Step-Parenting
    25. Polygamy-A Very Different Type of Marriage
    26. Pre-nuptial, Anyone?
    27. Relationship Rut?
    28. Religion and Marriage
    29. Run Your Marriage Like You’d Run a Business Partnership
    30. Saying I Love You (Isn’t for Wimps!)
    31. Second Spouse, Second Best?
    32. She Won’t Leave Him Alone! Coping With the Ex-Wife
    33. Staying Together for the Kids’ Sake
    34. The “Miracle” of Marriage
    35. The Friendship Marriage
    36. The Long-Distance Relationship
    37. To Have and Have-Not: Is Jealousy Affecting Your Life?
    38. Traditional Marriages
    39. Vacationing With In-Laws
    40. Valentine Fun-Fictional Married Couples
    41. What To Do When Your Parents Still Love Your Ex-Husband!
    42. When He Cheats… Coping With Infidelity
    43. When She Cheats-A Male P.O.V.
    44. When Wives Work and Husbands Don’t
    45. When Your Spouse Loses His Job
    46. Why Some Relationships Work
    47. Why Women Stay With Cheating Husbands
    48. Would You Like to Come Home to You?
    49. Would You Remarry Your Ex-Spouse?
    50. You, Your Man, and Your Pet
    Health/Fitness
    1. A New You-Just for You
    2. Age is Only a Number- Really!
    3. And Then I’ll Be Happy
    4. Are you an Exercise Junkie?
    5. Body, Mind, and Soul
    6. Doing Nothing Can Be Good for You!
    7. Health Tests You Need
    8. I Promised to Grow Old With You, Not Obese!
    9. In Sickness and in Health
    10. Losing Childhood
    11. Sleeping and Marriage
    12. The Crisis of Childhood Obesity
    13. The Importance of Keeping Family Health Records
    14. The Weight-Loss Industry and Eating Disorders
    15. Violence in Relationships
    16. Want Your Kids to Eat Healthier? Have Them Help Prepare Meals!
    17. What’s the Ideal Body?
    18. Wine, Wine Everywhere-So, Do You Have a Drinking Problem?
    On Another Note
    1. A Backlash Against Child Friendly Places
    2. Data-Match: Internet Dating Services, the New Matchmaker
    3. Easy Summer Living, Kids and All!
    4. Gifts From The Heart On Valentine Day
    5. Girlfriend-ships
    6. Going to be Alone for the Holidays? Plan a Vacation!
    7. Internet Relationships - Is It Cheating?
    8. Sexual Harassment in Schools
    9. Start Your Own Holiday Traditions
    10. The Incredible Power of Words
    11. Vacationing With In-Laws
    12. Valentine Fun-Fictional Married Couples
    13. Violence in Relationships
    14. When She Cheats-A Male P.O.V.
    15. Where Have All the (Professional) Manners Gone?
    Parenting
    1. A New You-Just for You
    2. Are You Married But Single-Parenting?
    3. Being a Parent vs Being a Spouse
    4. Body, Mind, and Soul
    5. Children Who Fear School
    6. In Sickness and in Health
    7. Mommy, My Teacher Hates Me!
    8. Separation Anxiety and Your Child
    9. Should Schools Allow Students to Have Cell Phones?
    10. Single-Parenting
    11. Teaching Children to Be Charitable
    12. The Not-So-Empty Nest
    13. The Weight-Loss Industry and Eating Disorders
    14. Where Are You Going Mommy? Dating as a Single Parent
    15. Your Children, Your Family Rules
    Education
    1. Changing Careers
    2. Educational Alphabet Soup
    3. Federal Law-Section 504 Helps Students
    4. Fitting Square Pegs into Round Holes
    5. Going Green
    6. Helping Your Teen Deal with the Dreaded SATs
    7. Mommy, My Teacher Hates Me!
    8. Section 504 in Education - Can It Benefit Your Child?
    9. Sexual Harassment in Schools
    10. Shocking Behavior
    Finance
    1. Are You in Debt? Here’s How to Cope
    2. Changing Careers
    3. Choosing the Right Charity for You
    4. Has Tipping Gotten Out of Hand?
    5. Healthy Greed and Philanthropy
    6. Holiday Gifts On a Budget
    7. Run Your Marriage Like You’d Run a Business Partnership
    8. Teaching Children to Be Charitable
    9. When Your Spouse Loses His Job
    10. Who Controls the Checkbook in Your Marriage
    Childhood
    1. Fathers and Daughters
    2. Losing Childhood
    3. Positive Role Models for Our Daughters
    4. Separation Anxiety and Your Child
    5. Should Chores Be Gender-Specific?
    6. The Crisis of Childhood Obesity
    7. When a Pet Dies-What to Say to Your Child
    Food/Culture
    1. A Backlash Against Child Friendly Places
    2. Religion and Marriage
    3. Start Your Own Holiday Traditions
    4. Want Your Kids to Eat Healthier? Have Them Help Prepare Meals!
    5. What Men Really Don’t Want for Fathers Day
    Motherhood
    1. In Praise of All Moms
    Pregnancy
    1. Dealing with Infertility