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First Things First Column

First Things First Column The Family Column is a series of articles providing helpful information on families and marriages. It is published every Sunday in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Subscribe to our  Family Column RSS Feed.

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Susan Packard was 25 and working in a sales position at Home Box Office when she saw an opportunity to advance in the organization.
Marriage expert and creator of, Michele Weiner Davis, and her husband Jim recently celebrated their 38 anniversary. Since Weiner Davis is an expert one might assume being married for almost four decades would be easy.
Of the 76 million children living in the United States, a staggering 60 percent (46 million) of them will experience violence, abuse, crime and psychological trauma before age 18, according to the US Department of Justice.
Did you know that for the first time in history, the life expectancy of the children in Tennessee is less than that of their parents?
Most CEOs know that a satisfied workforce means higher productivity. They also know that it is better and less costly to keep current employees than to deal with turnover issues like finding new people and training them. However, many employees, both men and women, find themselves conflicted when it comes to the number of hours they spend at work versus with family.