What does saying "I do" mean to you? For some it means a commitment to love the person they are with forever. For others it means a commitment to family and sharing. And for many others it also jokingly perhaps, and then maybe not so jokingly in the end maybe, means a death sentence.
We’ve all been with partners who have irritated the living sh*t out of us. Sometimes these irritations are enough to end the relationship. But then, lo and behold, the next person we’re with starts irritating you too... what’s a sane person to do?
Do You Know Why You Drive Yourself So Hard? By Christine Arylo on August 30, 2011 4:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBacks (0) Really, when was the last time you gave yourself a break? Or gave yourself credit for all that you do in a day or have accomplished already in your life (which I am sure is alot!) Or celebrated your accomplishments for more than a few days or minutes, Before focusing on what you needed to do next?
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.
Jill woke up, looked across at the tangled sheets on the other bed and wondered, with a slight catch in her breath, whether a miracle had occurred and Anthony had actually remembered their anniversary. She took some deep breaths. After 14 years and three kids, can you expect it? The magazine articles all said yes, you should get something, some acknowledgement that you had somehow managed to last 14 years together. She carefully washed her face and got dressed. She decided to wear something attractive, something nice.
Congratulations on your engagement! This is one of the most exciting times in many of our lives. You very likely are swept up in all sorts of yummy brain chemistry as you’re in the honeymoon phase of your relationship and gearing up to walk down the aisle with your honey. As much as your loving feelings for each other feel amazing, this inherently causes many couples to forget to have some pretty important conversations.
When I was 24 years old I fell madly in love. I was madly in love for three weeks, and then spent the next 30 years struggling to regain and maintain that wonderful feeling. In the course of my long marriage and in the many years I've been counseling individuals and couples, I've learned what it takes to keep love alive, and what diminishes the feelings and experience of love.
I say "Yes, there are!" Lots of men who are considered good or even great are out there. The question is, “What is good for you?” It’s most important that you are clear on what you desire in your relationship. Most of your desires come from your subconscious and have been placed there by someone else. For instance, what did your mother, grandmother, aunts and older siblings say about a “good” man.
Most of us assume that married couples who decide to “take a break” from their relationships are simply pressing the ‘pause’ button on a pre-determined, fatal outcome. But what if stepping back and giving yourself a mental vacation was the thing that actually SAVED your marriage? With our national divorce rate averaging approximately fifty percent of all couples, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way out of this crisis?
We’ve all had those moments where you rush through a meal and not only can’t remember what you ate, but just didn’t enjoy anything you put into your mouth. The pace of our busy lifestyles leave very little wiggle room to shop, create, and savor the meals that we desire and eat.