By Alan Strathman for GalTime.com What makes a relationship last? Many people would say love keeps a relationship going. But if your love doesn’t translate into compromise, it might be extremely difficult for both partners to stay committed.
Sex sex sex sex sex. It seems one can hardly go a day without being bombarded by notions of how much and what kind of sex we should have. Dr. Oz tells us that in a healthy relationship partners have sex three times a week, and it seems like Cosmo will never run out of new sex positions to offer us (I mean, seriously--how many can there be?). Then throw in 50 Shades of Grey, The Bachelor Born-Again Virgin, and it eventually becomes a FACT: sex is the only and most important barometer of a relationship.
Real women rarely buy those missile-style vibrators used in porn. Come on – they’re 10″ long and made of hard plastic. Seriously, do you really want to play with something made of hard, cheap plastic that looks more like a baseball bat than something you want inside you?
Love is Not the Same I woke up in bed, opened my eyes, and turned to look at my partner, Carista. She was still sleeping, one arm over her eyes, breathing softly. I felt my love for her. It was deep and profound, like the ocean.
Andrea met Brad two months ago. She immediately fell head over heels in love. Brad pursued Andrea hard and in a matter of a few days, they were tied at the hips, spending every day together. They had become sexually involved after the second date and Andrea was sure he was “the one.”
In my research (published in the book, Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need To Live An Authentic Life) I discovered that 90% of most peoples' communication is motivated by the unconscious intent to contol. Do you communicate to relate or to control? And do you know the difference?
Have you ever had a friend who started blowing you off as soon as she got into a romantic relationship? Don't be that friend. As this expert explains, female friendships help give you perspective when love has a way of clouding it.
Raising a teenager isn't easy, but the more you put off with doing so, the harder it will become.
How do parents relax? When it comes to this question, married parents may have something to learn from divorced parents. An expert explains what she calls "divorce's dirty little secret."