Big news today— Osama Bin Laden has been killed by Navy Seals. People all around the country are rejoicing. Personally, I'm disturbed. Do you remember how you felt on September 12, 2001 when the media aired videos of Muslim extremists celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers? I do. I was shocked and horrified that people would celebrate the death of others. And now many Americans are doing the same thing. I realize that some would argue Bin Laden deserved it, but I don't think that's for me to judge.
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“You’ll never sleep again.” “You have no idea how tired you’ll be.” “Forget sex.” Expecting a baby? You’ve heard it all before. As a recent Wall Street Journal article put it, babies are “So Cute, So Hard on a Marriage.” According to the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, about two-thirds of couples say that within three years of the birth of a
A few years back, I heard a brilliant talk by a graduate student named Rob Kurzban. The fellow was working with Leda Cosmides at UCSB, and given the guy’s age, barely out of his teens, he struck me as surprisingly self-confident, you might even call it arrogant. Since then, a few years have passed, and I’ve come to appreciate that Kurzban’s self-confidence is well justified. The guy is brilliant, thoughtful, and well-read.
Getting married is exciting. Many women and men live for the proposal, and the diamond is something many women dream about. The excitement of being wanted and needed in someone’s life is romantic and fills most of us with loving feelings. We romanticize and talk about the proposal to all of our friends and family.
Social media has increasingly become a way to look for various opportunities, connect with others and even search for romance. When the Generation Y is still trying to wrap their heads around social media, Generation Z is living, breathing social media. I say this because I see how second nature the use of social media is for my younger generation Z sisters.
By Joe Beam
Most of us have had the experience of loving someone who didn’t reciprocate our ardent desires. How long did you keep the candle burning in your window? Sometimes it’s just a matter of time before the wax runs out or a breeze blows the candle out, or you meet someone new who takes your mind off the sputtering flame. But what to do when your mind won’t let go and you are stuck in the merciless merry go round of ‘what if’, ‘why not’ or ‘remember when.’
When you spend 20 years as a marriage counselor and relationship coach, you come in contact with a lot of different theories about what makes relationships work better. I have been collecting these ideas for most of my career. These are my four favorite relationship ‘tools’. There are really concepts that create the foundation of a healthy relationship.