Ever since I read John Gray's Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, I've been insecure about the fact that men need space in relationships. It doesn't help that most men I've dated have either asked for space, took space without warning or turned space into "Goodbye."
Sure, there are many great lovers out there and there are no rules that apply to everyone. Still, there are some basic ground rules that apply to most women.
For some men, the art of being a gentleman is second nature. They ooze a certain sense of confidence and debonair. Whether they were raised well, its in their DNA or they were inspired by characters seen in movies, some men just know how to wow a woman. For others, it can be a challenge. Courtmanship and courtesy are as foreign as speaking Latin. In fact, speaking Latin may be easier. Saying "Bless you" after a sneeze is as close to chivalrous as they get.
I have had a lot of relationships in my 30 years and it seems they all have something in common, there lack of equality. A lot of my relationships and my friends relationships have one thing that is consistent, us. We are consistent with how we treat our partners, but our partners are lacking in showing us their appreciation for us.
The love of my life is a little, black dog named Macie. Macie got me thinking about what my relationship with my husband might be like if I just followed her lead.
This morning was heartbreaking. (To read about my complete meldown, click here.) It all started with a morning cuddle, my 6-yr old climbing into bed, sharing sweet nothings about life. 20 minutes later, when I told him we had to get up and get ready, he started to cry. He begged me to let him skip school, told me he had a fever, and then that he had a headache. He moved slowly, protesting every step of what is normally a functional and easy morning routine. By the time we got in the car
Saving sex for marriage is not the most popular choice in our culture, leaving many people to think it is an antiquated idea that is not realistic. Here is the so-called “natural” progression of dating today: casual dating exclusive dating living together then possibly marriage.
These days, with the divorce rate hovering close to 50%, the likelihood of dating a man with children is pretty high. As I discuss in Dating the Divorced Man, dating a divorced dad has many unique challenges that you won’t face with childless men. However, don’t be too quick to toss out that cute dad’s phone number, as each divorced dad is different and you may find one you really connect with.
There are several myths when it comes to dating, sex and relationships. One myth you've probably heard is that it's too late for you to find love. Well, we are here to tell you that regardless of your age, the mistakes you have made in the past or how long you have been seeking a relationship, love will always be available to you.
Most couples feel like the first anniversary is the hardest to buy for — the marriage is still new and full of romantic feeling and both spouses want to mark the occasion in an especially memorable way.