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Family Life: It Takes Time  (July 2011)

Advice To Farm Women: Try Honey Instead Of Vinegar (July 2011)

The Best Is Yet To Be (July 2011)

Dispelling Fears About A Mormon President (July 2011)

Irrational Attachment To A Farm (July 2011)

How Goals Fit Into Our Lives  (July 2011)

Can You Farm Together? Tough Questions Require Honest Assessment (July 2011)

Pornography Has Destructive Impact On Individuals And Society  (July 2011)

How To Define Boundaries In Close Relationships (June 2011)

Dr. Farmer Expresses His Appreciation Of Rural Life (June 2011)

Confronting A One-Sided Marriage  (June 2011)

What Does It Take To Be A Man? (June 2011)

How To Grow A Legacy Of Family Farming  (June 2011)

Graduation Advice: Climbing To The Pinnacle Of Success (June 2011)

Sons In The Limelight Make Poor Husbands  (May 2011)

How Committment Makes Marriage Last  (May 2011)

Seven Tips For Getting Along With Teenagers (May 2011)

Farmers And Retirement: Do You Hope Or Plan? (May 2011)

Advice For Tough Times (May 2011)

What Is Happiness? (May 2011)

What Experts And Advisors Need To Know About Farmers (May 2011)

Communications Are Crucial When Diagnosis Is Grim (April 2011)

Being Pioneers In The Epic Of Our Own Lives  (April 2011)

Preparing Rural Youths For The Future  (April 2011)

What To Do When An Adult Child Comes Home To Live (March 2011)

Letting Go Is The Last Step In Parenting  (February 2011)

Seven Likely Causes For Farm Divorce (February 2011)

Why And When Marriage Counseling Works (February 2011)

Persistent Marital Conflict? Quit The Battle - Get Into Counseling (February 2011)

The Role Of Affection In Romantic Relationships (February 2011)

What Is Behind A Farm Couple's Divorce (February 2011)

What To Do If You Suspect Suicidal Risk (January 2011)

Stepfathers Rush Into Minefields Where Angels Fear To Tread (January 2011)

"Does He Have Someone Else?" "Yes, The Farm" (January 2011)

Living Together Is A Problem - Not A Solution (January 2011)

How Urban And Rural Values Differ (December 2010)

How Urban And Rural Values Differ (December 2010)

Conversations Are Like Handling China (November 2010)

"Giving Is The Best Part Of Thanksgiving" (November 2010)

Why Farmers Need Balance In Their Lives (November 2010)

Giving The Gift Of Time And Attention (November 2010)

Our Polluted Moral Environment (November 2010)

How Can You Tell If Your Children Are Grown Up (November 2010)

How Farm Debt Causes Marital Problems (November 2010)

What A Difference Positive Self-Esteem Makes  (October 2010)

Searching For Fast Food Or A Real Banquet? (October 2010)

Is Violence Ever Justified? (October 2010)

The Pride Factor In Agriculture Has A Price (October 2010)

Many Forms Of Forgiveness (October 2010)

Finding A Healthy Balance Between Generations (October 2010)

Is Sports The Real Religion Of Rural Communities? (October 2010)

Failure: A Stepping Stone On The Pathway To Success (September 2010)

Farmers Facing The Challenges Of Widowhood (September 2010)

Watch Your Language! Your Body Language (September 2010)

Kindness Is A Habit Of The Heart (September 2010)

Getting Serious About Leisure  (September 2010)

How Farmers Learn To Live With High Risk Decisions (September 2010)

When Parents Fight, Children Suffer (August 2010)

Which Is Better:The Work Ethic Or The Leisure Ethic? Or Both? (August 2010)

How To Resolve Conflict In A Farm Family Business (August 2010)

Peer Groups Can Have Positive Influence On Teens (August 2010)

Husbands And Wives Air Their Common Complaints (August 2010)

Workaholism Leads To Farm Family Unhappiness (August 2010)

Growing Older? Contiue To Make Memories (July 2010)

How Sudden Death Complicates Grief (July 2010)

Where Does Safety Rank In Terms Of Farm Priorities? (July 2010)

How Sudden Death Complicates Grief (July 2010)

How Attachment Bonds Form And Endure (July 2010)

Your Farm Is As Only As Good As Your Help (July 2010)

Procrastination: The Thief Of Time (July 2010)

Divorce Isn't Always The Answer To Unhappiness (June 2010)

Family Business Meeting Key To Success In Family Farming (June 2010)

Too Many Children Are Being Spoiled and Pampered (June 2010)

How To Bring Back The Intimacy You Once Shared (June 2010)

Can City-Raised Women Adjust To Country Life? (June 2010)

Cohabitation: An Enemy To Marriage (June 2010)

Nine Tips For Mixing Work And Marriage (May 2010)

Advice For June Brides And Grooms  (May 2010)

Why And When Do People Respect The Law (May 2010)

What It Means To Belong To A Rural Community (May 2010)

A Message For 2010 Graduates (May 2010)

Farmer Explains Employer Practices And Struggles  (May 2010)

Grandparents Make A Difference (May 2010)

Remarriage and Parenting: How To Get Through The Minefield (April 2010)

Myths Of Masculinity Get In The Way Of Safe Farming  (April 2010)

Can One Person Save A Relationship? (April 2010)

How Important Is A Sense Of Humor? (April 2010)

Alcoholics Describe Their Journey Of Recovery (April 2010)

Are You And Your Lender On The Same Side Of the Desk? (April 2010)

Are You And Your Spouse Best Friends? (March 2010)

Looking Back On Life's Special Moments (March 2010)

Emerging Threats To Rural Lifestyle (March 2010)

Professionals Describe Journey Into Alcoholism  (March 2010)

Dr. Farmer's Advice On Stalled Courtships (March 2010)

Dr. Farmer's Advice On Stalled Courtships (March 2010)

Longstanding Marriages Need Adventure, Excitement (March 2010)

Community Leadership Has A Price But Also Rewards (March 2010)

With Impending Death, There Is The Gift Of Life (February 2010)

A Purpose Driven Life (February 2010)

Things I Wish Farm Families Understood (February 2010)

How I Met Your Mother (February 2010)

Love Is A Banquet With Many Courses (February 2010)

Farming In Uncertain Times  (February 2010)

What Makes Marriages Last? (January 2010)

How Small Groups Make Bad Decisions (January 2010)

How Children Learn To Care For Others (January 2010)

Leading Others To Lead Themselves (January 2010)

Advice For Family Businesses, Operate Like A Business! (January 2010)

Loving Actions Create Feelings Of Love  (January 2010)

Why Teen Relationships Are So Important (December 2009)

Death Brings Life Into Perspective (December 2009)

How Urban And Rural Values Differ (December 2009)

Being Smart About Christmas Spending (December 2009)

Lying In Everyday Life (December 2009)

Understanding The Motivations Of Farmers (December 2009)

A Difficult Skill - The Art Of Taking Criticism (November 2009)

Coping Strategies For Times Of Crisis (November 2009)

Parent-Teacher Partnerships Bridge Two Worlds (November 2009)

Rural Youths And The Big World Out There (November 2009)

Parenting Lays The Foundation For Education (November 2009)

Ending The Impasse Of Pursuing Wives and Withdrawing Husbands (November 2009)

Is There Such A Thing As Rural Mental Health? (November 2009)

Meet The Person Behind The Disability (October 2009)

How And When Anger Backfires (October 2009)

Why Change Is Hard In Small Towns (October 2009)

How Soothing Helps Trauma Victims (October 2009)

Seven Ways To Help Make Dad's Retirement Easy - er - Easier (October 2009)

Some Men Are Worth Divorcing, Some Are Not (October 2009)

Reasons For Abstinence In Dating And Courtship (September 2009)

Guiding Children To Be Generous And Loving Adults (September 2009)

Ag Financial Counselors Advice: State Early, Get Help (September 2009)

Reasons For Abstinence In Dating And Courtship (September 2009)

Ag Financial Counselors Advice: Start Early, Get Help (September 2009)

Guiding Children To Be Generous And Loving Adults (September 2009)

How Guilt Protects Relationships (September 2009)

Don't Fight Fire With Fire - Or Ice (September 2009)

Whining Or Frustration: Which Is It? (September 2009)

Off To College - Here's How To Succeed (August 2009)

Does Love Have Limits? (August 2009)

Does Wisdom Increase With Age? (August 2009)

Reasons Why Farmers Whine So Much (August 2009)

Advice For The Newlyweds Davis and Andra  (August 2009)

Ten Ways We Can Grow From A Crisis (August 2009)

A Story Of How A Farm Became A Prison (August 2009)

Yup! These Are My Readers (August 2009)

What To Do About An Anger Problem (July 2009)

Readers Respond: Keep On Writing (July 2009)

How To Help Farm Families Facing Financial Trouble (July 2009)

Pornography, Virtual Reality Pose Danger to Marriage (July 2009)

Why Fathers Matter? (July 2009)

Why The Farm Competes With The Family (July 2009)

Openness To Marital Complaints Makes A Difference (June 2009)

Letter Encourages Dr. Farmer To Keep On Writing (June 2009)

Even The Right Advice Can Backfire (June 2009)

In-Law Relationships In Family Farming (June 2009)

Defining Emotional And Verbal Abuse (June 2009)

Why Do Farmers Avoid Counseling? (June 2009)

How Teens Learn To Take Initiative (June 2009)

Ending An Affair (May 2009)

There Is No Excuse For An Affair (May 2009)

Four Sore Points In Inter-Generational Farming (May 2009)

Staying Young While Growing Old (May 2009)

When Should Children Come Back To Farm (May 2009)

How Fathers-In-Law And Sons-In-Law Can Relate (May 2009)

Daughter-In-Law Aloof And Uncaring (April 2009)

When Do Sports Stop Being Fun? (April 2009)

Rural Peer Pressure Powerful and Pervasive (April 2009)

Why Do Some People Cope Better Than Others? (April 2009)

Five Barriers To Estate Planning  (April 2009)

Readers Respond: A Doctor Of What? (April 2009)

The Delicate Role Of Mother-In-Law (March 2009)

Warm Greetings Add Sparkle To Marriage (March 2009)

Farm Crisis Of Mid-80s Compared To Mortgage Crisis (March 2009)

What Makes A Top Notch Organization (March 2009)

Leave A Legacy Of Love (March 2009)

A Poor Listener Asks For Help (March 2009)

How To Keep Love Alive (February 2009)

This Love Story Will Never End (February 2009)

Farmers, How Do You Live With Risk? (February 2009)

Stopping The Slide Toward Divorce In Farm Marriages (February 2009)

Three Special Ways To Show Love (February 2009)

SSLANTTT: Where Courtesy, Respect Begins And Love Blossoms (January 2009)

Success Goes Well Beyond Farming (January 2009)

Making The Most Of The New Year (January 2009)

Growing Up In Alcoholic Home Cause of Marriage Problems (January 2009)

Pride: The Bottom Of All Great Mistakes (January 2009)

Do You Have The Proper Pedigree? (January 2009)

The Difference Between Pride And Self-Esteem (December 2008)

Even Half-Hearted Resolutions Have Value (December 2008)

An Empty Nest, A Really Empty Nest (December 2008)

Harsh And Hostile: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree (December 2008)

T'is The Season For Holiday Stress (December 2008)

Emotional Abandonment Takes Toll On Marriage (December 2008)

Silence Is Power - It Drives Women Crazy (December 2008)

Readers Respond: Boys Who Love The Farm Too Much Grow Up (December 2008)

Avoiding Hassles With An Ex-Spouse  (November 2008)

Fall Weather Poses Major Stress For Farmers (November 2008)

How Young Couples Manage Money: Hard Times Or Not (November 2008)

Raising Teenagers Is Hard but Payoffs Are Great (November 2008)

When Tough Love Becomes Your Only Option (November 2008)

When Sons Love The Farm Too Much (November 2008)

Coping With The Tough Times That Lie Ahead  (October 2008)

Breaking the Pursue/Withdraw Impasse (October 2008)

You Don't Manage Creativity, You Manage For Creativity (October 2008)

How Does Love Blossom And Grow? (October 2008)

When Grandparents Raise Grandchildren (October 2008)

Don't Let Farming Get In The Way Of Parenting (October 2008)

Letting Go Of Parenting Not Easy To Do (September 2008)

View Of Morality Underlies Voting (September 2008)

Small Town Leadership At It's Best (September 2008)

How Tantrums Take A Toll On Relationships (September 2008)

One Trip, Three Reunions (September 2008)

What It Takes To Be A Good Parent In Today's Culture (September 2008)

Sense of Community, Place Important To Rural Residents (September 2008)

Single Again, Finding A Life Partner Worthy Of You (August 2008)

Does Divorce Help Or Harm Children? (August 2008)

What I Wish Farm Families Knew About Farm Management (August 2008)

Teaching Children About Marriage (August 2008)

What Kind Of A Spender Are You? (August 2008)

Book On Family Farming Needed (August 2008)

Love As A Way Of Life (July 2008)

Seven Values To Shape Your Life (July 2008)

Drinking Buddies Promote Big Lie: Everything Is OK  (July 2008)

Flood Victims Face Tough Road (July 2008)

Guidelines For Marital Communications (July 2008)

How Couples Negotiate Their Differences (June 2008)

Are We Too Old For This? (June 2008)

Helping Young Adults Be On Their Own (June 2008)

Partnership Makes A Big Difference For Farm Women (June 2008)

Why Are Teen Breakups So Painful (June 2008)

Creating Unity In Farm Marriages (June 2008)

Teaching Children To Become Responsible And Caring Adults (June 2008)

Coaching Listening Skills May Help Couples (May 2008)

Five Ways To Gain Control Of Your Life (May 2008)

How To Make Family Farming Work (May 2008)

After An Affair, Confession Demonstrates Loyalty (May 2008)

Beware Of Greed During Good Years (May 2008)

A Tribute To Mothers (May 2008)

How Is Your Marriage Doing? (April 2008)

Being Right Takes Toll On Marriage (April 2008)

Unspoken Rules For Country Living (April 2008)

Divide Your Estate, Not Your Family (Part Two) (April 2008)

Divide Your Estate, Not Your Family (Part One) (April 2008)

Role Of Creativity In Farm Family Succession (April 2008)

Everyday Is Saturday - Almost (March 2008)

Open Estate Planning - Maybe Not (March 2008)

Desperate Tactics Used To Stave Off Divorce (March 2008)

How Farm Family Relationships Affect Grandchildren (March 2008)

Attitude About Money May Define Relationship (March 2008)

Transition To Parenthood Can Be Tough On Marriage (March 2008)

Farming Is Something You Do Together (March 2008)

Why Men Struggle With Commitment (February 2008)

Dr. Farmer Tries Hand At Travel Writing (February 2008)

Open Estate Planning Prevents Family Problems (February 2008)

What Does It Take To Be Wise? (February 2008)

Valentine's Day: Just One Day Among Many (February 2008)

Country Life: Romance Tempered With Reality (February 2008)

Financial Exploitation of Seniors (January 2008)

Pattern of Financial Abuse Of Elders Explained (January 2008)

Parents Need To Be Vigilent In Era Of Media Culture (January 2008)

Readers Share Stories About Elder Abuse (January 2008)

Emotional Intimacy Outside Of Marriage Is Wrong (January 2008)

Resolutions Parents Would Love Their Teenagers To Make  (December 2007)

Dr. Farmer Gives A Personal Holiday Update (December 2007)

How Less Can Mean More At The Holidays (December 2007)

How Farmers Can Be Effective Leaders (December 2007)

Healing Emotional Wounds In Marriage (December 2007)

Mormonism And The Presidency (December 2007)

When The Dragon Comes For You (December 2007)

How Farm And Ranch Kids Learn Money Management (December 2007)

How Pornography Affects Male/Female Relationships  (November 2007)

Turning A Poor Listener Into A Good Listener (November 2007)

Farm Estates: When The Law Becomes A Weapon  (November 2007)

Making Memories While Growing Older  (November 2007)

When Divorce Is Right Thing To Do  (November 2007)

Stockmen Need To Fight "Independence" Myth (November 2007)

Conflict Resolution Can Be A Positive Experience  (October 2007)

Two Americas Compete For Time and Hearts (October 2007)

When Is Splitting Up The Right Thing To Do? (October 2007)

Forgiveness Is A Gift; Trust Is Earned  (October 2007)

Ten Problems Facing Society Today  (October 2007)

Are We Raising A Rich, Pampered "Woe Is Me" Generation (October 2007)

Jealousy: Something Can Come From Nothing  (October 2007)

How Dual Income Families Handle Stress  (September 2007)

Successors Make Parents' Retirement Easy - er - Easier  (September 2007)

Desperate Spouse Promises The World, Now What? (September 2007)

God Is Great: How Religion Benefits Society  (September 2007)

Educating Rural Children For Success (September 2007)

How Ideas Spread (August 2007)

Pride: The Bottom Of All Great Mistakes (August 2007)

Family Farming Is Special, But Not That Special (August 2007)

Sleeping With The Enemy (August 2007)

Grandparents And Farming: Relationships With Children Matter (July 2007)

An Inconvenient Truth: Cohabitation is Bad For Marriage (July 2007)

How Family Values Drive Red State/Blue State Politics (July 2007)

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Mommy Shock: Are Daughters Prepared For Motherhood? (July 2007)

The Bond Between A Farmer And His Farm  (July 2007)

Family Breakup: Comparison Between The United States And Sweden (July 2007)

Children And The Global War On Terror  (July 2007)

When Brothers Farm, Wife Is Odd Man Out  (July 2007)

Heavy Television Viewing Destructive To Moral Values  (July 2007)

Guideposts For Graduates (June 2007)

Visual Media Undermines Basic Values (June 2007)

Marriage And Farming Don't Need To Clash (June 2007)

Schools Play A Vital Role In Assimilation Of Immigrants (June 2007)

Attitudes During Retirement Years Make A Difference (June 2007)

Ways to Disengage, Re-engage During Marital Conflict (June 2007)

How Rural Communities Cope With Immigrants (June 2007)

Finding Gold In The Golden Years (May 2007)

Seven Ways Farm Marriages Get In Trouble (May 2007)

Retirement: Giving Marriage The Time It Deserves (May 2007)

Tough Questions About Family Farming (May 2007)

Retirement Marriages Have Challenges (May 2007)

School Shootings: What Parents And Others Can Do (April 2007)

Dear Daughter: Have A Great Summer! (April 2007)

High School Romances Worrisome  (April 2007)

Five Reasons Farmers Put Off Estate Planning (April 2007)

Lack Of Emotional Intimacy Spells Trouble For Marriage (April 2007)

Family Caregivers Need Respite  (April 2007)

E-Harmony Or Egads? (April 2007)

Dr. Farmer's Observations On Rural Mental Health  (April 2007)

What Makes Men Unique? (March 2007)

Readers Comment On Rural Aging and Community Life (March 2007)

Religious Bigotry Has No Place In American Politics  (March 2007)

Two Community Leaders Respond On Rural Aging Problem  (March 2007)

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Readers Reflect On Retirement (March 2007)

Self Discipline, Focused Goals Needed For Information Age (February 2007)

Relationship Stalls Because Of Lack Of Commitment (February 2007)

Farmers: Make Retirement A Goal (February 2007)

What It Takes To Be A Leader  (February 2007)

Love Needs To Be Expressed (February 2007)

Help Wanted Now: Rural Leaders (February 2007)

Observations On Retirement (January 2007)

The Foundation Of Good Family Life (January 2007)

The Challenges And Joys Of Home Schooling  (January 2007)

Problems Surface As Rural Residence Age (January 2007)

What Makes A Successful Father  (January 2007)

Lasting Change Takes Place In Steps  (January 2007)

Keeping Farmer/Lender Relationships On A Positive Note (January 2007)

Moving Is An Ordeal Worth Doing  (December 2006)

Food, Food, Glorious Food (December 2006)

Scrooge On The Farm (December 2006)

Ten Tips For Daughters-In-Law In Family Farming  (December 2006)

Why Couples Fight About Money (November 2006)

Do You Have A Problem With Impulsive Spending? (November 2006)

How Important Is It To Pass On The Farm? (November 2006)

A Grown-Up Version Of Happiness (November 2006)

Don't Marry A Jerk - Or A Jerkette (November 2006)

Rural Harmony: Go Along To Get Along (November 2006)

Re-entering The Dating Scene After Divorce (October 2006)

Seven Ways Parents Can Create An Angry Teen-ager (October 2006)

Breaking Through In A One-Sided Conversation (October 2006)

What Makes A Multi-Family Farm Successful? (October 2006)

Breaking Through Contentious Patterns Of Marital Communications (October 2006)

How Stress Affects Drought-Stricken Farmers  (October 2006)

Pay Attention To Spouse's Complaints Before It Is Too Late (October 2006)

Loneliness: A Modern Day Malady (September 2006)

Readers Express Appreciation  (September 2006)

Why Mutual Trust Is So Important In Marriage (September 2006)

What I Wish Couples Knew About Marriage  (September 2006)

Don't Give Away The Farm With Strings Attached (September 2006)

How Holding Grudges Harms Marriage (September 2006)

The Ten Most Beautiful Places In America  (August 2006)

Great Plains Face Daunting Challenges  (August 2006)

How Parents Develop Self-Esteem In Their Children (August 2006)

Seven Components Of Happiness  (August 2006)

Farming At The Next Level: Managing People (August 2006)

With Adult Children, How Much Do We Help?  (August 2006)

Applying Wisdom To Your Life (July 2006)

Feeling Stuck With Marriage Problems? (July 2006)

Drought Creates Fear, Apprehension In West, Great Plains (July 2006)

Living Together, Pregnancy Push Young Couple Into Adult Responsibilities  (July 2006)

The Everydayness Of Love (July 2006)

Moral Issues When Farmers Sink Into Debt (July 2006)

With Blessings Come Responsibilities (July 2006)

Women: Sex Is Important (June 2006)

Becoming An Expert On Your Spouse's Emotional Needs (June 2006)

Barriers To Intimacy In Marriage (June 2006)

Hollywood's Reality Is Not Harmless Pap (May 2006)

Retirement: An Ending And A New Beginning (May 2006)

How Farm Women Deal With Spring Work (May 2006)

Putting Farm First Causes Marital Problems (April 2006)

How Does Trust Come Back After An Affair? (April 2006)

Spirituality: An Antidote For The Ills Of Our Times  (April 2006)

Decision To Farm Based On Economics, Father/Son Relationship (April 2006)

How Peers Influence School Success (April 2006)

Husband's Control Issues Cause Havoc In Marriage (April 2006)

Workaholics Are Lazy People (April 2006)

Six Keys To Success In Family Farming (April 2006)

How To Stop Thinking Like A Victim (March 2006)

Raising Perfectly Good Children Imperfectly (March 2006)

Early Marriage Gets Off To Rocky Start (March 2006)

Challenges And Rewards Of Single Parenting (March 2006)

Getting Straight In Rural Communities (March 2006)

Overcoming Childhood Neglect And Abuse (March 2006)

Reader Talks About Sexual Problems, Pornography (February 2006)

Readers Describe Greedy In-Laws, Ask Advice (February 2006)

Helping Children Care About Others (February 2006)

Empty Nesters Need Adventures To Build Marital Bonds (February 2006)

Giving Away The Farm Backfires (February 2006)

ABC's Of Teaching Respect In The Home (February 2006)

Short Course On Romance For Men (January 2006)

Is Your Life Out Of Control? (January 2006)

Do You Farm With Your Brother? (January 2006)

Modern Threats To Family Life (January 2006)

Is Your Anger Causing You Problems? (January 2006)

The New Year: Time To Look In the Mirror (January 2006)

Matt And Suzanne: How To Stay In Love (December 2005)

Grandparents Can Make The Holidays Special (December 2005)

Rural Romance Turns Sour: The Alternatives (December 2005)

Make Your Gifts Memorable And Meaningful (December 2005)

Questions And Answers On Teen Relationships (December 2005)

When The Work Is Not Even (December 2005)

Are Cross-Sex Friendships A Threat To Marriage? (November 2005)

How Remarried Couples Relate to Adult Children (November 2005)

Rural Romance Turns Sour (November 2005)

Parents' Divorce Poses Challenges To Young Adults  (November 2005)

Treating Farm Women As Ladies (November 2005)

A Long, Long Path To Divorce (November 2005)

Tired? Tips For Getting A Good Night's Sleep (October 2005)

Drowsy Drivers Are Only Seconds From Death (October 2005)

Lenders Object To Negative Remarks (October 2005)

Ten Guidelines For Courtship After Divorce (October 2005)

Our Thoughts Make Us Angry (October 2005)

Mother Compares Grief To A Football Game (October 2005)

How Arguing Couples Can Change (September 2005)

Farmers: Are You In Financial Trouble? (September 2005)

Life And Marriage Not About Staying Busy (September 2005)

Readers Share Feelings On Women And Farm Ownership (September 2005)

Dealing With Verbally Abusive Husbands (September 2005)

Reasons Why Premarital Sex Is Not Good For Teens And Young Adults (September 2005)

Nine Secrets To College Success (August 2005)

Why Good People Cheat On Their Spouses (August 2005)

A Marriage Is Supposed To Be About Coming Together, Isn't It? (August 2005)

Cherishing: An Exalted Form Of Love (August 2005)

Marriages Flourish With Sacrifice And Devotion (August 2005)

Former Farmer Gives Advice: A Good Life After Farming (August 2005)

Breaking the Demand/Withdraw Pattern In Marriage (August 2005)

Dr. Farmer Shares His Experience With Prostate Cancer (July 2005)

You Have Not Walked That Road Yourself (July 2005)

Farm Woman Warns About Lack Of Ownership (July 2005)

Cemeteries: A Place Of Peace And Comfort (July 2005)

Who Are Those Schoolyard Bullies? (July 2005)

Survival Tips For Rural Living (July 2005)

What To Do When The Bottom Falls Out (June 2005)

Listening Can Turn Around A Marriage (June 2005)

A Wet Spring Is A Tough Spring  (June 2005)

Criticism In Marriage Is Delicate Proposition (June 2005)

Attachment Bonds Make Loss Of Farm Painful (June 2005)

By Doing Less, You Can Achieve More (June 2005)

Non-Verbal Language Is Pathway To Intimacy (May 2005)

Thoughts For Trace And Other 2005 Graduates (May 2005)

Move Over, There Is A New Queen In The Farm Yard (May 2005)

Foster Parents Provide Valuable Service  (May 2005)

Appreciating Your Wife On Mother's Day And Every Day (May 2005)

Readers Take Offence, React To Column on Farm Marriages (April 2005)

Peers Have Great Influence On Teens (April 2005)

Do I Confess An Affair? (April 2005)

How Farm Wives Became Miserable (April 2005)

Farm Marriages: The Rest Of The Story (April 2005)

What Do Women Really Want In Their Marriages? (April 2005)

Dr. Farmer Squirms, Explains, Apologizes (April 2005)

What Do You Do When There Is No Apology? (April 2005)

What Do Men Really Want In their Marriages? (April 2005)

"I Need To Live With My Grief" (March 2005)

What Makes A Good Enough Apology?  (March 2005)

Don't Marry A Momma's Boy (March 2005)

Readers Respond To Dr. Farmer's Column On Difficult Women (March 2005)

Meet Daddy's Little Princess - If You Don't Already Know Her (March 2005)

Four Challenges Of Family Farming (March 2005)

When Nice Isn't So Nice (March 2005)

Four Qualities Of A Loving, Life-long Marriage (February 2005)

Eight Ways A Woman Can Make A Farmer Miserable (February 2005)

How Much Does TV Help Or Harm Our Way Of Life? (February 2005)

Affection: The More, The Better (February 2005)

A City-Raised Woman Discovers The Farm (February 2005)

Are You On A Pathway To Happiness? (February 2005)

Are You A Fan Or A Fanatic? (January 2005)

Riding A Dangerous Wind (January 2005)

Some Thoughts About Goals (January 2005)

Death Can Be Merciful (January 2005)

Rural Social Landscape Changes (January 2005)

Facing Your First Christmas Alone (December 2004)

Looking Out For Other's Good Name (December 2004)

Bridging Red State/Blue State Values (December 2004)

Eight Ways To Help Children Cope With Divorce (December 2004)

Teen Pregnancy: You Don't Need It (November 2004)

What Young Adults Need To Know About Marriage (November 2004)

Advice To Avoid Dead End Relationships (November 2004)

Rural Teens Susceptible To Under-Age Drinking (November 2004)

When is The Decision To Divorce Justified? (November 2004)

Established Farmers Offer Advice To Young Farmers (November 2004)

What Is Grief Like? (November 2004)

Glory Of Championship Football Elusive (October 2004)

When Communities Obsess About High School Football (October 2004)

Retirement: An Ending And A New Beginning (October 2004)

Trauma Challenges Basic Beliefs (October 2004)

What Growing Old Has To Offer (September 2004)

Reduce Teen Drinking By Using Social Norms (September 2004)

Why Don't Farmers Retire? (September 2004)

Inspirational Thoughts On Growing Old  (September 2004)

Six Steps To A Great Marriage  (September 2004)

Disgruntled Husbands Pay Doc A Visit (September 2004)

Can This Marriage Be Saved? (September 2004)

Parents: Take A Firm Stand Against Teen Drinking (August 2004)

Surviving The Summer Vacation (August 2004)

Family Farm Meetings Are Valuable Business Tools  (August 2004)

Violent Images Have Impact On Youth  (August 2004)

Communication Skills Get Couples Through Worst Fights (August 2004)

Individualism Hurts Rural Communities (August 2004)

With Children's Needs, Time Is Viewed Differently (August 2004)

Suffering Teaches Simple Lessons Of Life (July 2004)

Secret From "The Little Prince": Friendships Take Time  (July 2004)

Good Memories, Opportunity Key to Youth Returning  (July 2004)

Build Self-Esteem By Giving Acceptance (July 2004)

Profile Of A Gambling Addict (July 2004)

Why We Can Be Optimistic About Small Towns  (July 2004)

Recollections Of Reagan (June 2004)

You Caught Him In An Affair, Now What? (June 2004)

Threats To Rural Quality Of Life (June 2004)

When Good Listening Is Not Enough (June 2004)

Getting A Fix For Masculinity At The Town Bar (June 2004)

Eight Ways Parents Can Foster Self-Esteem In Teens (June 2004)

Putting The Brakes On Elderly Drivers (May 2004)

Expressing Appreciation To Leaders Of Youth (May 2004)

What We Are Learning About Family Caregiving (May 2004)

Safety Tips For Senior Farmers (May 2004)

What Are Heroes Like? (May 2004)

Parents: Don't Undermine Each Other In Front Of Kids (May 2004)

Reasons For Hope For Rural Economy (May 2004)

Wanted: Youth Leaders Now (April 2004)

Four Keys To Farm Management  (April 2004)

Organizing The Disorganized - Like Me (April 2004)

Widowers React To Loss Of Wife (April 2004)

How Farm Women Get Through Spring Work  (April 2004)

Dangerous Liaisons: When To Leave A Dangerous Relationship (March 2004)

How To Help A Depressed Teenager (March 2004)

Don't Join The Gossip Mill  (March 2004)

Four Ways To Answer A Request (March 2004)

Excuses And The Real Reasons Men Are Violent (March 2004)

Improve Listening By Using Talking Stick (March 2004)

Thinking Of Marrying A Farmer? (March 2004)

Grieving Mother Finds Solace In Her Memories (February 2004)

Finding Justice In A Small Town (February 2004)

Leading And Managing With Heart  (February 2004)

Do We Get Out Of Farming? (February 2004)

A Little Girl In A Big Body (February 2004)

Getting Rid Of A Bad Self-Image (January 2004)

Why Marriages Fall Apart (January 2004)

What Kind Of Farm Manager Are You? (January 2004)

Breaking Up: Who Gets Hurt And Why (January 2004)

The Legacy Of Incest (January 2004)

Adjustments To Rural Life Hard For City-Raised Women (January 2004)

Victim Makes Appeal To Father  (December 2003)

Do You Want To See The Biggest Smiles? (December 2003)

Life In The Fish Bowl Explained (December 2003)

Ten Ways To Have An Excellent Marriage  (December 2003)

Do We Want To Legalize Same Sex Marriage? (December 2003)

Two Farm Women Describe Broken Dreams (November 2003)

Affairs Must Be Ended Decisively (November 2003)

What Is The Deal On Men And Intimacy? (November 2003)

Nipping Money Arguments In The Bud (October 2003)

Family Caregiving Involves Help From Others  (October 2003)

Communications Key To Marriage Success (October 2003)

How A Farm Became A Prison (October 2003)

Grieving Mother Offers Advice (September 2003)

Tears Shed Is Pain Released (September 2003)

The Armor Of Grief (September 2003)

Fight The Dragon Of Drought Together (September 2003)

Teen Suicide Causes Great Pain  (September 2003)

How To Develop Moral Strength In Your Children (September 2003)

Decisons Your Loved Ones Don't Want To Make (August 2003)

Without Moral Absolutes, Modern Dating Creates Pressure, Confusion (August 2003)

The Problem With Rural Politics (August 2003)

Teenage Daughters' Antics Puzzle Psychologist (August 2003)

The Town Bar And The Wayward Wife (August 2003)

Toddler Brings Love, Excitement To Family  (August 2003)

Advice For Workaholics: Work Less, Live Better, Do Better Work (July 2003)

Farm Wife, Farm Partner Or Farmer, Which Is It? (July 2003)

Are You Guilty Of Taking Guilt Trips? (July 2003)

Therapy May Be Hazardous To Your Marital Health (July 2003)

Couch Potato Gets Dose Of Tough Love (July 2003)

Rural Abuse Victims Face Barriers (July 2003)

Public Meetings Promote Democratic Process (June 2003)

Stay-At-Home Moms Voice Appreciation (June 2003)

Farm Wives Talk About Their Marriages (June 2003)

Advice For Family Businesses: Operate Like A Business (June 2003)

Five Reasons Why Fathers Matter (June 2003)

Being A Grandfather - Off To A Good Start (June 2003)

Communications Can Turn Around Farm Relationships (May 2003)

What It Takes To Be A Good Parent (May 2003)

Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home Mom (May 2003)

A Farm Is Compared To A Mistress (May 2003)

Supporting Our Troops And Their Families  (April 2003)

What Men, Women Look For In Dating And Mating  (April 2003)

Quality Of Living Important To Rural Economy (April 2003)

How Secure Child/Parent Bond Affects Adult Romance (April 2003)

Ten Challenges Facing Rural Families (April 2003)

Why Some People Cope Better Than Others (March 2003)

Going For Counseling Is Both Manly And Courageous (March 2003)

Grieving Parents Hold On To Memories Of Lost Child (March 2003)

When Father-In-Law Comes To Live (March 2003)

Rural Reality: Few Is Beautiful, Too Few Is Hard (March 2003)

Male Readers Respond On Sex And Affection (March 2003)

Parents Share Feelings On The Death Of A Child (February 2003)

Don't Leave Trauma Victims Alone In Their Grief (February 2003)

In Farming, Daughters-In-Law Also Share Responsibility (February 2003)

Loving Actions Create Feelings Of Love (February 2003)

Shared Managment Is Key To A Legacy In Farming  (February 2003)

How Many Chances Do I Give Him? (February 2003)

Resolving Community Disputes (January 2003)

Men, When It Comes To Sex, Less Can Mean More (January 2003)

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Farm Couples, Hang Together Or Else Hang Separately (January 2003)

Turning Self-Help Into Real Help (January 2003)

Rural Politics: The Graduate School Of Human Relations (January 2003)

Giving Back The Gift Of Love (January 2003)

Even Half-Hearted Resolutions Have Value (December 2002)

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Managing Time By Managing Yourself (December 2002)

Management Principles In Family Farming (December 2002)

Too Rushed For Family Time? (December 2002)

When Your Partner Wasn't There For You (November 2002)

Mediation Helps Rural Communities Resolve Conflict (November 2002)

Grief And Mourning More Complicated For Teens (November 2002)

Meeting The Challenges Of Widowhood (November 2002)

Rancorous Communities Destroy Relationships (November 2002)

Time to Be Available  (October 2002)

Are You A Leader? Take This Leadership Test (October 2002)

Transcript Of Former Farmers' Advice (October 2002)

Former Farmers Give Advice (October 2002)

"I Can't Erase Those Images From My Brain" (October 2002)

What Are Your Signature Strengths? (September 2002)

Are You A Desperate Lover? (September 2002)

Advice For Mothers-In-Law: Become A Relative Of Choice  (September 2002)

When Debt Comes In The Door, Love Goes Out The Window (September 2002)

The Scriptural Case Against Anger (September 2002)

Does Tragedy Bring Us Together? (September 2002)

Readers Fed Up With Pornographic E-mails (September 2002)

A Sex Saturated Culture Harms Our Children  (August 2002)

Openness Is Key To Estate Planning (August 2002)

Warning: Unsolicited Porn Invades Families, Homes (August 2002)

Teaching Children The Work Ethic  (July 2002)

Frustrated That You Can't Get Your Point Across? (July 2002)

Sports In Small Towns: Does The Tail Wag The Dog? (July 2002)

Violence Is Learned But Does Not End In the Home  (July 2002)

Guilt Plagues Suicide Survivors (June 2002)

Stepfathers: Get Off To The Right Start (June 2002)

How Leaders In Rural Communities Keep The Peace (June 2002)

Putting Two Families Together Can Be A Daunting Task (June 2002)

Heartwarming Appreciation And Comments (June 2002)

Why Farmers Struggle With Going For Help (June 2002)

A Sad Story Of A Divorce On The Farm  (May 2002)

One Summer, Two Weddings (May 2002)

How Farmers Manage During Stressful Times  (May 2002)

Confessions Of A Packrat (April 2002)

With TV, Best Viewing Is Limited Viewing  (April 2002)

Protecting The Family From Corrosive Media  (April 2002)

Farm Priorities: Safety Comes First (April 2002)

Parents Teach Religion Through Bonding  (April 2002)

Building A Winning Team For Farming Success (April 2002)

Do Your Love Stories Match? (March 2002)

What I've Learned About Type II Diabetis (March 2002)

Guilt Warns Us To Correct Relationship Problems  (March 2002)

Seven Ways Opposite Sex Friendships Are A Threat To Marriage  (March 2002)

Loss Of A Farm Is Like A Death  (March 2002)

When Sports Stop Being Fun (February 2002)

Being Pioneers In The Epic Of Our Own Lives (February 2002)

Valentine's Day Not The Best Day To Show Romance (February 2002)

Want A Good Marriage? Use Good Manners (February 2002)

Why Are Rural Mental Health Problems Different? (February 2002)

How Perfectionism Blocks Spirituality (January 2002)

Raising Farm Kids Requires Loving Patience (January 2002)

Is Lake Wobegon A Dysfunctional Community? (January 2002)

Should Parents Spank Their Children? (December 2001)

Violence Is A Choice (December 2001)

What Makes A Winning Team (December 2001)

What Does A Leader Do? (December 2001)

What Does A Leader Do? (December 2001)

Teen Friendships: A Laboratory of Morality (December 2001)

Marriage Anniversaries Deserve More Attention  (November 2001)

An Attitude Of Gratitude (November 2001)

Myth Of Independence Obstacle To Progress (November 2001)

How Dual Employment Affects Marriage (November 2001)

Love And Intimacy Rituals Give Vitality To Marriage  (November 2001)

Putting Farming In Perspective (November 2001)

Codependency: Quest For Identity As An Adult  (October 2001)

War Comes To America: A Russian View Of Terrorism (October 2001)

How To Keep Key Non-family Employees (October 2001)

America's Heroes: Foster Parents (October 2001)

Town Mice And Country Mice Air Their Differences (October 2001)

Christianity Or Codependency: Does Giving Have Limits? (October 2001)

Out Of The Rubble And The Tears (September 2001)

The Healing Power Of Writing (September 2001)

Teen Reader: You Don't Have A Clue When It Comes To Teen Drinking  (September 2001)

Codependency: When Trying To Please Backfires (September 2001)

Choosing Lifestyles: Fast Food Or The Real Thing? (September 2001)

Not Compatible? Here's How Couples Can Start Enjoying Each Other Again (August 2001)

Sheepherder Tells how Country Folks Are Different (August 2001)

Can We Be Too Good To Our Kids? (August 2001)

Building Trust By Honoring Agreements (August 2001)

Halting Rural Decline (August 2001)

Dr. Farmer Answers Questions About Affairs (July 2001)

In-Law Relationships On A Family Farm (July 2001)

Wisdom Grows With Age (July 2001)

Best Way To Handle A Boomerang Child (July 2001)

Rural Peer Pressure And Teen Drinking  (July 2001)

Nine Secrets Of College Success (June 2001)

Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Fattening (June 2001)

What Makes Families Strong, Healthy And Happy? (June 2001)

Woman And Farming: A Blessing Or A Curse? (June 2001)

What Men Wish Their Wives Would Do Differently (May 2001)

When Is Divorce Necessary? (May 2001)

Time Pressures On Rural Teens (May 2001)

I Am A Mother (May 2001)

Who Runs The Show In Your Small Town (May 2001)

A Sense Of Purpose Is A Key To Success (April 2001)

A Motivational Secret: Deadlines (April 2001)

Defining Emotional And Verbal Abuse (April 2001)

High Tech And Rural America: Promise Or Threat? (April 2001)

Blueprint For Teaching Generosity To Children  (April 2001)

Farm Debt Brings Marriage Problems (April 2001)

Marriage Is Not Only Divine But Practical  (April 2001)

Using The Internet For All The Wrong Reasons  (March 2001)

A Divorce Woke Him Up (March 2001)

Early Signs Of Trouble On The Farm  (March 2001)

Being Right And Being Married Don't Go Together (March 2001)

Respect Starts At Home (March 2001)

Looking Over The Fence (March 2001)

Who Pays Attention In Relationships (February 2001)

When Parents Won't Let Go (February 2001)

Final Steps On the Journey To Adulthood (February 2001)

Great Things Can Happen In Small Places (February 2001)

Stopping Abuse Goes Beyond Threats (January 2001)

Anger: A Springboard To Communication  (January 2001)

Marital Conflict: Are You A Meat Grinder Or A Velvet Glove? (January 2001)

Leaving The Farm For The City  (January 2001)

Pornography Is Poison, Affects Sexual Practices (January 2001)

Charity Toward Another's Good Name (December 2000)

The Best Gift We Ever Gave Ourselves (December 2000)

Taking Criticism Is A Tough Thing To Do (November 2000)

Farming At The Next Level: Leading And Managing People  (November 2000)

Yes, Dear (November 2000)

Dr. Farmer Has A New Book On Farm Crisis (November 2000)

How Religion Benefits The Family And The Community  (November 2000)

Putting The Past In The Past (October 2000)

Loyalty Is A Test Of Love (October 2000)

How To Minimize Conflict with Teens (October 2000)

Don't Fight Fire With Fire - Or Ice (October 2000)

Father Expresses Concern About Impact Of Sports (October 2000)

Seven Ways To Grow Old Gracefully (October 2000)

Hollywood's PG-13 Rating Deserves An X (September 2000)

Readers Give Pros and Cons On Athletics  (September 2000)

When A Man Won't Talk (September 2000)

Too Many Careerists, Not Enough Place-bound People (September 2000)

Ex-Farmer Talks About Leaving Farming, Going To College (September 2000)

Teens Are Clueless When It Comes To Cohabitation (August 2000)

Is Athletics The Real Religion Of Rural Communities? (August 2000)

"I Can't Believe You Said That?" (July 2000)

The Truth Is Hard To Tell (July 2000)

The Psychology Of Place-bound People (July 2000)

Eating Disorder Dangerous, Difficult to Treat (July 2000)

How To Forgive An Affair (July 2000)

Why The Farm Competes With The Family (July 2000)

An Intervention Of Love (June 2000)

Sex Without Strings, Relationships Without Rings (June 2000)

Rural Community Rules: Image Is Everything (June 2000)

How Teens Learn To Take Initiative (June 2000)

Confessions Of A Pessimist (June 2000)

Readers Give Pros And Cons Of Depopulation (June 2000)

Excessive Anxiety Linked To Shame, False Beliefs (May 2000)

What Are The Facts About Suicide (May 2000)

Little Things Can Make A Difference (May 2000)

Ag Financial Counselors Best Advice: Start Early, Get Help (May 2000)

Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness (May 2000)

Arrival Of First Child Brings Challenges (May 2000)

Rural Teen Drinking Is A Big Problem (May 2000)

Readers Respond About Threats To Family Life (April 2000)

Rural Kids Better Off Than City Kids? Think Again!  (April 2000)

Readers Respond To Column on Family Life, Abuse (April 2000)

Teachers Respond To Classroom Challenges (April 2000)

We Need Children For Prosperity And Happiness (March 2000)

Two Poems From The Heartland (March 2000)

Parents, Educators Share Their Views  (March 2000)

Honey, I Shrunk The Farm  (March 2000)

Education Begins At home (February 2000)

Leading Others To Lead Themselves (February 2000)

Farm Family Business Meeting Promote Thoughtful Decisions (February 2000)

When All Else Fails, Lighten Up! (January 2000)

Youth Asks Questions About Farm Crisis (January 2000)

A Mother's Love Never Ceases (January 2000)

How Do We Retire Dad Off The Farm Or Ranch? (January 2000)

Marital Problems Common After Death Of A Child (January 2000)

Even Right Advice Can Backfire (January 2000)

Readers Share Thoughts On Farm Economy (January 2000)

Watch Your Language -Your Body Language! (December 1999)

Letters Offer Special Thanks (December 1999)

Helping Farm Families In Crisis  (December 1999)

Sexual Addiction Undermines Marital Happiness (December 1999)

Avoiding Pitfalls Of Growing Old (November 1999)

Helping Rural Children With A Farm Crisis (November 1999)

Want To Be Happy? - Finding The Flow (November 1999)

Qualities That Make Marriage Last (November 1999)

Understanding Farmers During Stressful Times (November 1999)

Safe Farming Habits Are Important During Stressful Times (October 1999)

When Stress Spills Over Into The Workplace (October 1999)

Is There Really An Export Market? (October 1999)

Welcome To Valfarmer.com (October 1999)

The Most Vulnerable Farmers (September 1999)

To Russia With Greed (September 1999)

Dr. Farmer's Best Advice On The Farm Crisis (September 1999)

Blindsided By Divorce (September 1999)

Being Defensive Gets In The Way Of A Good Marriage (September 1999)

Have You Got Mail? (August 1999)

Capitalism And The Demise Of Polish Farmers (August 1999)

What The Battle Of The Sexes Is All About (August 1999)

Farm Crisis Has A Silver Lining  (July 1999)

There Is No Such Thing As An Accidental Affair (July 1999)

Teachers: People Who Make A Difference (July 1999)

Observations On The Farm Crisis (July 1999)

Littleton: A Wakeup Call For America's Parents (July 1999)

Is Anger Hazardous To Relationships?  (June 1999)

Farmers Cope With Another Wet Spring (June 1999)

Four Rules For A Good Marriage (June 1999)

Drop The Conflict, Get Into Counseling (June 1999)

Helping Farmers Make A Transition (June 1999)

Wear Sunscreen And Other Commencement Advice (May 1999)

High Tech World Demands High Values (May 1999)

Letters from Mongolia: Different Cultures, Different Languages, Common Lives (May 1999)

Creativity Extends Into Old Age (May 1999)

Banking 101 And The Foreclosure Issue (May 1999)

Parents: Pay Attention To Media Violence (May 1999)

A Loan Officer Replies (May 1999)

Is Someone Stealing From You (May 1999)

The Loss Of A Husband To Alzheimer's Disease (April 1999)

Avoid Foreclosure At All Costs (April 1999)

The Wife Of An Alzheimer Patient Gives Advice (April 1999)

Teenagers, Love Them And Outlast Them (March 1999)

Cohabitation Hurts Children's Lives (March 1999)

Affection In Marriage Demands The Right Touch (March 1999)

Tough Times: How to Make 1999 A Good Year (March 1999)

Making Daycare Work For Children (March 1999)

Empathy Opens The Door Of The Heart (March 1999)

Four Flaws That Get Farmers Into Trouble (February 1999)

Marriage Is In. Living Together Is Stupid! (February 1999)

Breaking Through Denial During Hard Times (February 1999)

Advice On How To Deal With Chronic Pain (February 1999)

A Blueprint for Teaching Children Responsibility  (January 1999)

Marital Support During A Time Of Crisis (January 1999)

Tuesdays With Morrie (January 1999)

Love Is A Choice, Not A Feeling (January 1999)

Emotions Run High During Ag Crisis (January 1999)

Bright Light Helps Winter Depression (December 1998)

Giving The Gift Of Encouragement (December 1998)

Raising Teenagers Can Be Fun and Other Fantasies (November 1998)

The Importance Of Giving And Keeping Confidences (November 1998)

Management Blueprint For Family Farming (November 1998)

The Day The Music Stopped (November 1998)

How Does A Family Cope With Incapacitating Illness (November 1998)

The Internet Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out! (October 1998)

Welcome To The "Woe Is Me" Generation (October 1998)

Readers Respond On Rural Mental Health Concerns (October 1998)

Six Reasons Why Marriages Fail (October 1998)

Off Farm Work Poses Marital Problems (October 1998)

Affair Partner Wonders What Will Come Next (September 1998)

Film Shows Struggle Of Farm Families (September 1998)

Getting Along With Roommates (September 1998)

Ten Lessons From Clinton's Sorry Show (August 1998)

Are You Happy? Happiness Survey Results (August 1998)

Why Affairs Have To Be Confessed (August 1998)

40th Class Reunion Offers Insights (August 1998)

Decision To Quit Agriculture Being Made Thoughtfully (August 1998)

A Stupid Way To Begin A Marriage (August 1998)

Is Val Farmer Guilty Of Male Bashing? (July 1998)

Which Is It? Go To Plan B Or Get A Grip? (July 1998)

Stepfamilies Face Rough Adjustments (July 1998)

Readers Share Ideas On Happiness (July 1998)

Why Is Divorce Hard On Children? (July 1998)

How Rural Readers See The Economy And Their Lives (July 1998)

Five Reasons Why Divorce Disrupts Children's Lives (June 1998)

Retirement: The Best Time Of Your Life (June 1998)

Learning To Control Anger (June 1998)

Readers Give More Advice To Montana Farm Woman (June 1998)

Readers Respond To Isolated Montana Farm Woman's Letter (May 1998)

A Mother's Day Tribute To A Mother In Her Later Years (May 1998)

Why Teen Friendships Are So Important (April 1998)

The PSA Era In Men's Health (April 1998)

Farm Women React To Financial Stress (April 1998)

How Small Groups Make Bad Decisions (April 1998)

Getting Along With Teenagers (April 1998)

Readers Respond To Column On Unhappy Marriages (April 1998)

Montana Farm Woman Feels Useless, Isolated, Stupid (March 1998)

How Teens Can Change Poor Self-image (March 1998)

Communications Help Couples Cope With Serious Illness (March 1998)

Wanted: Rural Leaders Now (March 1998)

Teenagers Face Life's Disappointments (March 1998)

Scouting: Turning Boys Into Men (February 1998)

Relationship Skills Important In Agriculture (February 1998)

Farmers Need To Be Managers Of People (February 1998)

Who Is Happy And Why (February 1998)

How Children Learn To Bounce Back (January 1998)

Farming: With Love Comes Pain (January 1998)

With Empty Nest, One More Bird Flies Away (January 1998)

What Is Your Price? (December 1997)

A Secret That Makes A Difference (December 1997)

How Death Brings Life (December 1997)

It Was Only A Farm (December 1997)

Life After Farming Can Have A Soft Landing (November 1997)

After An Adventure In Moving (November 1997)

Intense Boyfriend Is His Own Worst Enemy (November 1997)

Is School Consolidation Good Or Bad? (November 1997)

The Role Of Religion On Self-Esteem (October 1997)

Story Of Trapped Dairyman Reaction (October 1997)

Can Telecommunication Save Rural Communities? (October 1997)

Picking Up A Harvest Of Information (September 1997)

Supper's On! Family Meals Help Teenagers (September 1997)

From The Mailbag (September 1997)

All This Milking Is Killing Me (September 1997)

Why Fargo? (September 1997)

Getting Tough Can Change A Lump Into A Husband (September 1997)

Unkind Farmers (September 1997)

The Difference Between Pride And Self-Esteem (August 1997)

Readers Respond About Social Problems (August 1997)

What Makes A Community A Community? (August 1997)

When It Comes To Justice Relationships Count (August 1997)

Impending Death, There Is A Gift Of Life (July 1997)

Playing The Dating Game (July 1997)

The Negative Impact Of Television On Rural Life (July 1997)

Grand Forks Flood Victims (July 1997)

Who Will Farm The Land (July 1997)

Top Teens Look At Their Peers (June 1997)

Cowboys Don't Cry And They Don't Talk Either (June 1997)

Farmers Can Heal Themselves (June 1997)

Instead Of A Brain Drain, How About Brain Influx (May 1997)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (May 1997)

Can A Tragedy Be Good For Us? (May 1997)

Helping This Winter's Survivors (May 1997)

Readers Respond: Why Are Volunteers Missing In Action? (May 1997)

Farmers And Lenders: Yikes! Now What Do We Do? (April 1997)

Modern Day Knights Sally Forth And Forget Home (April 1997)

Where Have All The Volunteers Gone? (April 1997)

When Children Care For Their Parents (March 1997)

The Decline Of Civility In Public Places (March 1997)

Immigrants In Rural Communities: Who Are These People? (March 1997)

Going Home From A Stressful Job (March 1997)

He Says, She Says: But Do They Understand (March 1997)

Men And Women: Not Exactly From Mars Or Venus (February 1997)

Some Times Are Tougher Than Others (February 1997)

Six Ways To Get The Most From A Volunteer Board (February 1997)

It's About Procrastination (February 1997)

A Winter To Remember (February 1997)

It's True! No Man Is An Island (January 1997)

Three Experts Talk About LD (January 1997)

From Father To Son In Rural North America (January 1997)

Barriers To Estate Planning (January 1997)

Growing Up With A Reading Disorder (January 1997)

Ten Surefire Ways To Louse Up A Perfect Marriage (January 1997)

Counseling Couples Who Battle (December 1996)

A Vision Of Change For The New Year (December 1996)

Tools For Success In Tomorrow's Agriculture (December 1996)

What If The Third World Came To Your Town? (December 1996)

Reader Complains About Column On Single Parenthood (December 1996)

Food Fills The Heart As Well As The Stomach (November 1996)

Farmers And Information Age Technology (November 1996)

When Should An Older Person Quit Driving (November 1996)

Finding Hope For America's Youth (November 1996)

The Rise Of Single Parenthood And The Decline Of America (November 1996)

When Farmers Adopt New Technology (November 1996)

How Men And Women Get Together (October 1996)

Will The Great Plains Ever Rise Again? (October 1996)

Why Are We Losing The Tobacco War? (October 1996)

Tobacco Advertising Gets Teens To Light Up (October 1996)

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Plains  (October 1996)

Study Links Teen Smoking And High Risk Sex Behavior (October 1996)

School Uniforms, Yea Or Nay? (September 1996)

Finding Time In A Time-Pressured World (September 1996)

How Ya Gonna Deep Them Happy Down On The Farm? (September 1996)

Bringing The Two Worlds Of A Child Together (September 1996)

Eight Reasons Why Women Make Courtship Mistakes (September 1996)

Do You Have The Proper Pedigree? (September 1996)

Is This Profession Misunderstood? (August 1996)

Can You Farm Together? Take This Test (August 1996)

Exercise: Snake Oil Or Castor Oil? (August 1996)

A Husband's Lament: Why Can't She See I've Changed? (August 1996)

What To Expect If You Remarry (July 1996)

In Sports, Winning Is Not The Only Thing (July 1996)

Readers Gripe About Rural Living (July 1996)

School Success: Who Are Your Friends? (July 1996)

Before You Unleash Your Tongue, Consider This (July 1996)

Looking At Life In The United States Through Russian Eyes (June 1996)

Facing The Old Drinking Buddies: The Last Hurdle (June 1996)

Beware-Sex Minefields Ahead (June 1996)

Custodial Father Responds About Custody And Divorce (June 1996)

So You Married A Farmer (June 1996)

Exchange Students Talk About School In America (June 1996)

Graduates, Climb The Mountain Of Your Dreams (May 1996)

Favorite Gripes About Small Communities (May 1996)

Reader, Expert Find Fault With Custody Laws (May 1996)

Standing Up To Dad (May 1996)

Using Work As A Discipline Technique (May 1996)

Gangs: Finding Love In All The Wrong Places (April 1996)

Family Discipline Revisited (April 1996)

Help Is Available For Depression (April 1996)

Off-Farm Work Takes A Big Toll  (April 1996)

Why Are There So Many Problems In American Families? (April 1996)

Three Factors In Long Term Farming Success (April 1996)

Burning Out On The Job (March 1996)

Who Will Farm The Land? (March 1996)

Why Do Volunteer Organizations Die At The Top (March 1996)

Two Off-Farm Jobs: Are They Worth It? (March 1996)

Easing Stress In Duel-Income Families (February 1996)

A Crisis On The Farm (February 1996)

Sports Fanatics, "Get A Life" (February 1996)

Children and Teens Face Weight Crisis (February 1996)

Why The Farm Comes Ahead Of Family (February 1996)

Dieting Is Not The Answer To Weight Loss (January 1996)

When Does Marital Counseling Help? (January 1996)

How Counseling Helps Marital Communications (January 1996)

Bringing Hospice Care To Rural Communities (January 1996)

To Stay In Business, Farmers Face Loss Of Independence (January 1996)

New Year's Resolutions: Do They Work? (January 1996)

Dr Farmer Expresses Appreciation (December 1995)

Fatherly Advice To The Newlyweds (December 1995)

Avoiding Burnout In Agriculture (December 1995)

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain (December 1995)

The Nursing Home: A Family Affair (November 1995)

Problems For Profit: Trash TV (November 1995)

Why Do Farmers Whine? (November 1995)

Grandparenting On The Farm (November 1995)

Life With Old Stick-in -the-Mud (November 1995)

Marriage Needs Rose Colored Glasses (October 1995)

Respect:The Key To Successful Marriage (October 1995)

How To Tell If A Spouse Has Been Unfaithful (October 1995)

Whamo! Media Affects Kids Big Time (October 1995)

Living Close To Nature (September 1995)

The Lakota View Of Dying (September 1995)

Visit Of Holocaust Museum Sobering (September 1995)

Readers Respond To Concerns On Rural Aging (September 1995)

Meeting The Emotional Needs Of The Elderly (September 1995)

Talk Over Your Estate Plans - Now! (August 1995)

How Marriages Die - And Come Back To Life (August 1995)

Why Are Farmers Prone To Anger? (August 1995)

Mother's Memories (July 1995)

Marriage Is More Than Just A Piece Of Paper (July 1995)

Reader Adds Insight - Grieving Process (July 1995)

Are We Pushing Our Teenagers Too Hard? (July 1995)

Why Do Men And Women Have Affairs? (July 1995)

The Aging Of Rural America (July 1995)

Being An Involved Father (June 1995)

When The Unthinkable Happens. Coping With Sudden Death (June 1995)

What's New In Rural Development (June 1995)

A New Way Of Doing Business In Rural America (June 1995)

Getting Along With Your In-Laws (June 1995)

Guideposts For Graduates (May 1995)

Networks That Need Nourishing (May 1995)

Thoughts For Single Parents On Father's Day (May 1995)

Why People Attempt Suicide (April 1995)

Six Simple Truths Of Marriage (April 1995)

How To Be Effective Parents (April 1995)

The Foundation For Effective Parenting (April 1995)

A Banquet For Life (March 1995)

Putting An Affair In The Past (March 1995)

Locals Verses The Newcomers (March 1995)

Moving: Don't Forget The Kids (March 1995)

Flying South For The Winter (March 1995)

Home Schooling Is Quality Education (February 1995)

Seven Reasons For Rural Divorces (February 1995)

When Solving Problems: Pay Attention (February 1995)

When The Playing Field Isn't Level (February 1995)

There Is No Free Lunch (February 1995)

Death On The Job (January 1995)

Help For Compulsive Buyers (January 1995)

Life In A Fishbowl - Pass It On (January 1995)

Making Resolutions That Count (January 1995)

What Is Society's Biggest Problem?  (June 1993)

Because Of Dog, Home Will Never Be the Same  (May 1993)

DR. FARMER'S LAST ADVICE: PROTECT THE FAMILY ()

DR. FARMER REFLECTS ON HIS YEARS OF COLUMN WRITING ()

DR. FARMER INTRODUCES HIS SUCCESSOR ()

REFLECTIONS ON WHAT WORKS IN PARENTING TEENAGERS ()

HELPING FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES ()

DR. FARMER, DR. ROSMANN; TWO PEAS IN A POD ()

VAL FARMER, YOU WROTE MY LIFE ()

DR. FARMER’S NEW PASTURE ()

WHERE ARE THE YOUNG? ()

HAVING TRUE PARTNERSHIPS IN FARM OR RANCH MARRIAGES  ()

WHAT IS LOVE? ()

DEAR FRIEND, WE WILL MISS YOU! ()

YOU HAVE TOUCHED OUR LIVES ()

POWERFUL ROLE MODELS MAKE A DIFFERENCE ()

LEAVING A LEGACY OF SUCCESS ()

APPRECIATION FOR THE YEARS OF CONNECTION ()

DR. FARMER TO END COLUMN ()

GETTING OFF AND ON THE SELF HELP MERRY-GO-ROUND ()

LIVING TOGETHER: WEIGHING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS ()

WHAT BUGS YOU ABOUT RURAL LIFE? ()

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ABUSE ()

FIRST LOVES AND FORMER LOVERS ARE DANGEROUS ()

ARE MEETINGS A WASTE OF TIME? NOT NECESSARILY ()

GOOD IDEAS FOR YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS ()

YOU CAN LOSE A GAME BUT YOU CAN’T LOSE A PARTY ()

HOW MARRIAGE COUNSELING CAN LEAD TO DIVORCE ()

HOW HUSBANDS AND WIVES CAN SOLVE THEIR MARITAL DISPUTES ()

MY BROTHER-IN-LAW DOESN’T PULL HIS OWN WEIGHT  ()

WHAT MAKES A GOOD ENOUGH APOLOGY? ()

DR. FARMER: HOW I BUILD BONDS WITH GRANDCHILDREN ()

BRIDGING RED STATE/BLUE STATE VALUES ()

CAN A TRAGEDY BE GOOD FOR US? ()

GUIDELINES ON HOW RURAL COMMUNITIES AVOID DIVISIVE CONFLICT ()

EITHER YOU LIVE IN HOPE OR YOU LIVE IN DESPAIR ()

THE DECLINE OF CIVILITY IN PUBLIC PLACES ()

FATHER HELPING TOO MUCH BRINGS RESENTMENT, NOT APPRECIATION ()

GETTING MEN TO LISTEN KEY TO RELATIONSHIP IMPROVEMENT ()

OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ALONE ON THE BATTLEFIELD ()

MONEY FIGHTS ARE PROXY ARGUMENTS FOR VALUE DISCUSSIONS ()

HOW COUPLES CAN RECOVER FROM EMOTIONAL WOUNDS ()

HOW TO MAKE THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ()

CAN YOU SOLVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SPOUSE? ()

REFLECTIONS ON WHAT WORKS IN PARENTING TEENAGERS ()

TWELVE IDEAS ON HOW TO HAVE A REALLY GREAT MARRIAGE ()

THE OPPORTUNITIES AND COSTS OF LIFE IN SMALL COMMUNITIES ()