When couples take time apart to nourish their own friendships and interests, it's a sign of a healthy relationship. But what to do when facing a "commuter marriage" or long distance relationship? USA Today reports that these type of long-term arrangements are on the rise (http://yourlife.usatoday.com/sex-relationships/story/2012-02-20/Together...) and Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil weighs in on what these couples can do to keep the spark alive.
While I believe that most marriages can be saved, and that partners should do everything they can to work things out there are obviously circumstances under which leaving is the wiser choice. If you're getting more pain than pleasure from your partner, do not stay in an abusive relationship - and this can apply to a number of things: physical, emotional, psychological or verbal grenades being thrown at you.
While studies show that women need more sleep than men, women also are known for being able to function on little sleep. They're often the ones called on to care for children during the night, to get up early to fix lunches, to stay up late with sick kids, and so forth. Additionally, because women deal with life stress differently then men, they often have trouble falling asleep once they do get into bed. For example, they often spend time worrying about their to-do lists, and will wake up in the middle of the night to obsess about the items on the list!
Relationship is the foundation for everything that both men and women do on the planet. It is important to both and yet priority wise men and women are different. Both men and women can go out into the hard cruel world and get beaten up and abused, taken advantage of, yelled at, cursed at, fight traffic battles and bureaucracy all day, as long as there is somewhere to rejuvenate and someone who believes in them. A good relationship can provide the rock solid foundation to do just that. The commitment is a personal vow, made by each person to be together.
Caught ya! On a quick break at work perusing dating profiles? Which ones catch your eye? I know you’re just glancing at the pictures in the catalog, but don’t the Headlines make you want to Click? Now imagine you’re the guy on the other end of the mouse - you know - the hot one you were just peeking at. You’ve only got a couple of seconds to make a lasting impression. Why waste those few seconds being boring? Think about this, dear friends - When you scan the profiles over your rare coffee break - which ones grab your 7 1/2 spare minutes?
While these are basically written tongue-in-cheek, each has an element of truth to it as something people do when in a relationship and then they have difficulty understanding why things aren't going well with their partner.
A man’s best friend is a dog. It may be an idiom or an expression, but the fact that it even exists is something to look at. Dogs are the most popular household pet for men. They offer companionship, loyalty, unconditional love and laughter. They never nag and are always playful. If you are having problems in your relationship, try taking a few tips from your family pet!
I have been dating my bf since November 2010. He was the one who proposed me when I was dragging my relationship with my ex, and when I broke up with my ex, he expressed his feelings towards me. He respected me dating with my ex, and didnt push his feelings onto me, only until I had completely broken up with my ex. Just last year we have been continuously fighting over little issues, that can be easily solved and dealt. Most of the times I broke up temporarily but he convinced me and I convinced myself to get back to him. Sometimes he broke up too and i convinced to get him back.
Do any of these worries sound like you when you think about getting into another relationship? It’s too complicated. What if I’m not happy? What if I make the wrong choice- again? What if he dies? There’s no such thing as a soulmate, anyway. What if he cheats on me? I’m too picky. I’ll have to settle- everyone else I know has.
By Zoe Rogers Crazy for books and book clubs? You’re not alone! The popularity of book clubs is soaring. “The Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World, notes that in 2003, a Google search for “book club” returned 424,000 hits; now it returns 40 million…”