We've said it before and we'll say it again. It doesn't just take a village to raise a child (as Hillary Clinton once suggested). It also takes a village to raise a couple. Who's in your village? Are you making the most of what they have to offer? Or are you forgetting one of the best resources your relationship has? Below, some tips on how to help your village help you.
In "The Cheaters Club," a piece for vanityfair.com, single chick, Melanie Berliet poses as an unhappily married woman on the prowl on the cheating site The Ashley Madison Agency. She analyzes three men and makes some pretty broad assumptions about monogamy.
Michelle did it for Barack. Brad does it at least twice a year for Angelina. And thousands of non-famous people do it everyday for the people they love. We're talking about relocating, and in these economically volatile times, a lot of people are doing it for the sake of work or a lower cost of living. But before you pick up, say goodbye to everyone you know, and move across the world for your partner, be sure to ask yourself and him (or her) some very important questions.
As a freelance writer, I'm always interviewing random and interesting people. And they're not just dating experts—my subjects can range from a guy who ploughs cornfield mazes to a woman who wore lipstick to her mastectomy. So the other day, I was talking to Stan Blits, Co-Producer of The Price is Right. He was explaining how he auditions contestants, and I realized that what he was telling me sounded like dating advice!
Okay all you lovers out there, so what do you know about dating, living and loving in the recession? Things have changed—not least in the way you appreciate your mate. After the jump, some of the new realities that have emerged in these tough times.
Before I was married I always assumed that my threshold would be "If I'm unhappy in my marriage, I'm out of here." After we were married and we had kids my threshold evolved into something like, "If he ever lays a hand on me in violence, or becomes verbally abusive, or cheats on me, then I'm out of here."
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Perhaps the most disturbing detail to come out of this disturbing case is the fact that Phillip Garrido's wife knew about Jaycee the entire time. She was present in the car when Jayce was kidnapped in front of her house in South Lake Tahoe. And she remained silent all 18 years, as Jaycee and her daughters lived behind her house, never having gone to school or a doctor.
Scientists conclude that women assess facial appeal in two layers, according to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Relationships will take you through many ups and downs. Whether it's perfecting your current relationship or conquering your anxiety so you can meet someone, YourTango will always be on hand to provide you with the tips and tricks of the trade. Below: The secret formula for love, a road map for relationship bliss and straight answers for starting over.