Know a friend whose boyfriend is her life? It seems like she has the word "Girlfriend" flashing over her head. No decision is just her own. No action is just her own. Don't be that girl.
Working with couples and families requires a different stance from working with individuals. I like that I can experience the relationship dynamics directly by being in the same room with the couple. It’s so different seeing the dynamics in action as opposed to having one individual describe it to you from her or his view. With couples work, you can witness how quickly one person’s response is cued by the other.
As someone who's in a new relationship, I'm a firm believer in the so-called "honeymoon stage": when every date feels like the first, every kiss gives you butterflies and everything seems perfect. But I've been warned that life after the honeymoon stage isn't always a picnic, especially when it comes to keeping things creative.
One husband's little dish on the side almost got served with wine.
Ending a low quality relationship can be associated with considerable improvement in our wellbeing. There is a point at which it makes good sense to get out of a bad relationship. This even holds true for children and divorce: Ending a highly conflicted marriage can be good for children in time (a good thing to remember when you're wondering if you should "stay together for the kids").
While our moms tell stories of formal courtship, dating today is a whole different ballgame. There are no official rules we all abide by, and sometimes, it can be tough to tell where things are headed. If you've been dating someone for a little while without putting labels on your relationship, you may wonder whether it's safe to consider him your significant other — or if maybe he isn't so significant after all.
The incident took place when the couple were in the victim's car after watching the Celtics lose Game 6 of their NBA conference final to the Miami Heat. The defendant, John McGuinness, was reportedly enraged after his girlfriend — whose name has not yet been released — received a text message from a male friend.
Long-term relationships sometimes need a boost of inspiration to reinvigorate the couple, whether it be in the form of fresh date ideas or breaking routine for a trip. Color can also help.
Finding a church can be a time-consuming and stressful experience. It takes a great amount of patience. On average, you can only visit one, or maybe two churches a week, so the search to find a church can drag out over the course of weeks or several months. Longer, even. Years. So, how do you deal as a couple?
While we fantasize about finding the perfect feminist boyfriend, the burden of bringing feminism into a hetero relationship often lies with the lady — like so many other burdens of relationships! So here are a few ways to bring an egalitarian spirit to your coupledom.
Even though my fiance and I are still months away from walking down the aisle, the inevitable question has already come up: When are we going to have kids? This is totally exacerbated by the fact that my younger sister just had a baby in April, and in some cases, the question is annoyingly accusatory (as in, how dare you let your little sister have a baby before you?)
I think we've started taking divorce a lil' too casually. Sure, we shouldn't stigmatize divorcees, but we could stop being so cute about our ending marriages. Things like divorce parties, divorce rings, ring caskets and ex-wife shaped urinal cakes (patent pending) sort of make a mockery of the institution of marriage, and the estimable Irish practice of just dealing with something until you die.
From Pres. Barack Obama expressing his support for gay marriage in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America, to the struggle to repeal Proposition 8 in California, to the misleadingly-named Defense of Marriage Act being ruled unconstitutional, it's been a game-changing year in gay marriage rights.
Married people just might be happier than their single counterparts, says a new study. The study finds that while getting hitched doesn't automatically make people happier, it does offer some protection against the "normal" happiness decline that happens with adulthood.
What do your zombie-fighting skills say about your relationship? If you were being attacked by a herd of flesh-eating zombies in the middle of the night, would your boyfriend fight them off and save you like a knight in shining armor? Or would he go hide on the roof crying?