The path of relationship is sometimes called the most difficult spiritual practice of all, but these five simple guidelines can go a long way toward helping you to happier, healthier relating of all kinds.
I get asked a lot of relationship-themed questions given where I work, and one of them is from women with boyfriends who want to know how long to wait for the ring. These aren't women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships. They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants — but haven't yet popped the question.
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Now here's something all you fans of porn might want to know: it's good for your relationship. Surprised?
Honesty and openness are important in any relationship—to get to know one another and to build trust in the relationship. But are there times when too much honesty can hurt the relationship? 5 topics couples don't discuss, 4 reasons why they don't discuss them, and 5 reasons they should discuss them.
Ever since Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore started dating in 2003, the couple—and their 15-year age difference—have garnered a lot of attention. On Jan. 16, 2009, Kutcher, then 30, joined Twitter under the handle @aplusk (for his initials). Just 10 days later, his wife of four years, Demi Moore, then 46, followed him to Twitter with her faithful handle @mrskutcher. Despite her initial popularity, with Kutcher noting she had almost as many followers as he did in a mere 24 hours, he asserted: "But I still love you baby!" And that was just the beginning...
Amid rumors that Ashton Kutcher, 33, and Demi Moore, 48, have split after six years of marriage, May-December relationships still keep everyone guessing: Who chose whom? And how long will it last once buttocks sag and double chins set in? Anneli Rufus finds 15 statistics on couples far apart in age, from mortality risks to gay men's preference for older partners.
Have you ever had your parent or grandparent say something like, "Why should he buy the cow when he can get the milk for free?" It's so dehumanizing and silly, but of course they mean well, and you can't completely blame them — that was just their mentality growing up. Moving in together before you were Mr. and Mrs. just didn't happen. Now, it's practically all that happens. And guess what? Turns out, it's not hurting all of us "cows!"
Earlier this year, our friends at The Stir reported a study that found couples were divorcing less because of infidelity and more because they were falling out of love. Now, there's another study that says the same thing.
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.
I have the greatest boyfriend in the entire world. Sure, every girl on her journey to becoming a woman who is lucky enough to have found love would say that. But I honestly do mean it. I've never ever been loved the way that man loves me, not just physically, mentally, spiritually, intellectually. It just seems that we're a perfect fit. He's always there when I need him, he's a gentleman and he's always making me smile. We're a good team. He fills in my blanks (which I have a lot of) and he fills in mine.
With our economy tanking even further thanks to the unstable stock market and the recent debt ceiling crisis, our wallets have taken a serious hit. But our shopping habits all that's been harmed thanks to economic woes. Our health may be taking a hit, too.
If you and your partner both want to, it’s fine to have sex on Labor Day. Just don’t turn your sex into Labor Day. Sex is neither complicated nor simple, and it’s neither play nor drudgery. It can be any of these—it just depends on how you approach it. Too many people unintentionally make sex complicated and full of anxiety, effort, and disappointment—and then they blame sex.
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Trying to get your guy to tell you what's bothering him? Wondering why he doesn't seem interested in hearing about your horrible day? Don't worry, ladies: It's not that your boyfriend doesn't care or that he's trying to seem strong. According to a new study, it's just that most males think discussing problems is a waste of time.