Constant Criticism: It creeps into a relationship, eventually killing any warm and loving feelings a woman might have for her guy. The constant need to nit-pick and criticize every little thing she is doing "wrong" will usually a.) knock the wind out of her sails until she feels depleted and then b.), she is going to start caring less about putting any effort into the relationship until c.) she realizes she must protect herself and self esteem, and heads for the door. There really is something to be said for, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything."
Pamela Haag's description of the discontent in her marriage will elicit nods of understanding among many married couples. She describes hers as a low-conflict, high-functioning yet melancholy marriage. They are efficiently raising children. They are not fighting huge battles, and he's a "great guy," by all counts. But, it still feels like something important is missing. She says the majority of divorces in America each year are among unions like these: low-stress partnerships filled with a vague discontent. It's a semi-happy and stable marriage, but is that all there is?
Dr. Neil Clark Warren, clinical psychologist and founder of the online dating site eHarmony, posted some interesting advice for lovers on Huffington Post today in an article, On Second Thought, Don't Get Married: "More than 2 million couples will get married in the United States this year alone. Several hundred thousand of these couples should reconsider, postpone their weddings or not get married," he says.
Honey Davenport was in character, performing his usual set at a Manhattan drag bar. Clad in a rainbow leotard and platform heels, he took a swig of his drink and ripped off his wig—sweaty and exhausted from the hourlong performance. Suddenly cheers erupted: New York's state legislature had legalized same-sex marriage, and on the eve of gay-pride weekend. Davenport's boyfriend made his way to the stage and got down on one knee. "Will you marry me?" he asked.
Women have always been thought of as the ones more focused on relationships, but new research suggests that the roles may actually now be reversed. In a study conducted by the dating site ItsJustLunch.com, 47 percent of men wondered whether there was relationship potential after the first date. In contrast, 50 percent of the women surveyed thought only about whether they wanted to see the man again after going out with him once.
When Jane farted, I realized we'd gone from courtship to comfort. I knew then I wanted to marry her.
The photos and videos from the Vancouver hockey riots, after the hometown Canucks lost the Stanley Cup last week, are chilling. They give a pretty good indication as to just the kind of violence and disorder that took place that night. What they also reveal is an oddly timed kiss shared between a young couple on the ground amid all the chaos. Who knew public disorder could be so romantic? Turns out the kiss was more for consolation than romance...
These days, it's confusing to know who to take relationship advice from. On one end, you've got thrice-married Steve Harvey selling books in lines so long I'd swear they're giving government cheese with every hard copy sold. Then you have perpetually single men and women who claim to be "relationship" coaches, but might just want to stick to little league softball. And the last, and perhaps most obnoxious group, is one that I belong to: the "I's married so you just need to listen to what I say!" crew.
Why Jumping To Conclusions Can Hurt Your Relationship “Hi Babe, I just wanted to check up and say hi. Call me back when you get a chance.” “Hi, it’s me again. You haven’t called me and I don’t know where you are. Can you call me back?” “OK, it’s been two hours, you obviously don’t care enough to call back, so FORGET IT. HAVE A NICE LIFE.” Sound familiar?
Has your sleep ever been rudely interrupted hours before it needed to be due to your guy's pesky alarm clock? (We know. So annoying at six o'clock in the A.M.) If you're in this boat on a daily basis, then Julia Hu knows how you feel. That's why she created LARK.