Husbands and wives are not competitors. Rather they are companions. In fact, your spouse is, above all, your greatest ally against the world. Today, it’s all too common for couples to get divorced. Many give up on their relationship. Though for some spouses this is the right decision, divorce can be a traumatic situation and children of broken families often suffer deleterious psychological effects. At the same time, a separation or divorce is also a miserable experience for the couple as well.
We need our connections and our relationships as much as we need food and water. We yearn for love, for belonging and for safety in our relationships yet it seems so difficult when we are around our families during the holiday period. What is that? The holiday season often brings up emotions from our past. Often our emotions around the holidays are sad, nostalgic and tinged with bittersweet feelings. For example, I miss my dad especially at Christmas, he was a lovely pianoplayer and I miss him playing christmas music.
A reader wonders when—if ever—her boyfriend will finally break the "I love you" sound barrier.
Laying in bed after a long hard day at the office you see him without his shirt on and your mind starts to race all over on what type of things you want to do with him... You slip on something sexy spray on his favorite perfume,and slowly walk toward the bed feeling sexy and naughty... He doesn't even notice you, maybe he's just tired, then you get under the covers, start to kiss his neck touch him softly and he just pushes you away and says not tonight honey....
Not to sound like a spoiled-rotten husband, but my wife is always the beaming gift-giver in these exchanges, as if her creative brilliance has made my day. Again.
All too often in life, people make assumptions about love and relationships that do not stand up under scrutiny—that are not supported by the available evidence. So, what are the facts? One of the great misconceptions of all time about love and relationships is this—just do the big things and everything will turn out well. And what do the big things include?
The New York Times recently ran an article about couples whose relationships were successful, in their opinion, because they live apart.
Don't sacrifice your me-time for the sake of your relationship. Both partners in all couples need a break to recharge and wind down, so they can bring their best selves to the relationship.
Yes, gentlemen, it's up to you to step it up and save the day when your damsel in distress is surrounded by snot-filled tissues and is hacking up her left lung. It’s not easy for women to be sick because, as research shows, when ladies get the flu it lasts 20 percent longer than when you do.
Work, gym, grocery store, cook dinner, family time, clean the house, go to bed... no wonder initial feelings of love and attraction decrease in committed relationships! Keeping the fire lit in your love life can be difficult, but these six steps can help!
I. Although it was a special Valentine’s Day dinner, in a very pricey restaurant, we could hear the conversation of the couple next to us all too well. They weren’t loud. We were quiet. Silent. You know how that sometimes is. You just can’t get it up to play the “romantic dinner” scene. There’s too much pressure to feel connected, for the food to be amazing, for it to be perfect.
Hi Lovelies! Today I decided to do something new – and record an audio of my blog post. It’s short, sweet and to the point. So whether you’re on the computer, phone or at the gym – you can listen to it whenever you’d like! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/153IL6v
Does your man become distant as soon as you open up and connect with him? Here's some couples advice on how to maintain a healthy and open relationship with your significant other.
Adults have so much to learn from children. I often think that we have a lot more to learn from them than they do from us. Little kids love to play with their friends. They can spend hours playing without stopping, but afterwards they need to refuel. The best way to refuel is by being with the parents.