My lovely wife and I will be celebrating 30 years of marriage this week. We are continually amazed at how each year finds us closer and more in love than the year before, and although it is hard to imagine, we both feel that the best years of our marriage are yet to come. That's how I think it should be. Sadly, I often see marriage portrayed as all downhill after the honeymoon. So is less sex, more fights, poorer communication and drifting apart really the inevitable? With a nod to the movie 'Date Night,' is it really just a matter of time before couples settle for becoming just "excellent roommates?" I say no!
There is always something on TV to scare us. Hysterical articles in the media sell papers and attract eyeballs to websites, but usually exaggerate facts. If you listen without evaluating what you're being told, it's easy to become frightened. There's a reason why I don't usually waste time and energy on panic and drama.
First things first: "Why You're Not Married ... Yet" is not "The Rules." It does not teach you how to "catch" a husband. Rather, Tracy McMillan opens our eyes to the negative habits, attitudes and behaviors that have been sabotaging the relationship you seek.
Are you sitting home with your partner, night after night, feeling lonelier than if you actually lived alone? Do you long for the past when you and your honey were so connected you couldn’t wait to be with each other and share every detail of your day? Are you pulling your hair out trying to remember how and when the disconnection began?
My mother chose my husband. Thirty years later, I chose my daughter's husband. No, these were not arranged marriages. They were simply the influences of a mother upon her daughter's choice for a mate.
It's time to debunk the idea of the bridezilla and the checked-out groom. I'm going to share four things I've learned from my sister in hopes that you will take it to heart, and truly enjoy your wedding.
If you have a friend whose physique you envy, but all she seems to do is talk badly about her body, it can be pretty tempting to shake her and scream "What's wrong with you?!" Unfortunately, we all know, that's unlikely to help. In this video, therapist, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers her best advice about how to be supportive to your friend who suffers from low self-esteem.
By now you’ve probably read and heard a lot about how to have an amazing new year. Is it possible that you really need to read another one? YES. Why? Not only because this article is different. Very different. But also, because whatever you are wanting to happen in 2012 you very likely wanted to have happen, at least some version of it in 2011. And so this is where we start.
by Julie Robinson Our hodge-podge group of friends / acquaintances met for football and dancing (odd combination, I know) at a local lounge rented out for a private party late last fall. Wearing my thigh high leather boots and sequin mini-skirt, I was ready to get down to some serious boogie-ing. The energy felt ripe for a woman who exudes confidence.
Ruby and Jim had been dating for 11 months and were considering marriage. Ruby, 32, felt "head over heels" in love with Jim, but she had felt head over heels in love with Adam, as well as with Mark. "That feeling didn't last with Adam or Mark. How do I know it will last with Jim? How can you tell when it's the real thing?"