It's better for kids, they say, to have two happy parents who lead separate lives than to be exposed to sadness, emotional distance and conflict. Makes sense, right? Wrong.
Whether you’ve been a stepmom for years or weeks, being aware and wise about your expectations will spare you pain and rage and create more calm closeness in your marriage. Most of us start our lives as stepmoms believing and expecting we can create the “happy family fantasy.” For some of us, reality can crush that dream. When under stress, many stepmom seek out advice anywhere we can find it.
As a relationship expert, one of the most common complaints I hear from couples is that they just don't have the same feelings they did in the beginning of their relationship. Can you relate to this?
Question: I have been dating this widower, Bob, for about three months now. He has had a woman at work, Deborah, hitting on him. In fact, she pretty much has asked Bob to marry her. I told him he needs to tell her about me, but he said his personal life is none of her business. I began feeling insecure and pushed the issue of marriage, feeling that if she can ask and is not in a relationship with him than I should be at the top of the list for a proposal.
Frustrations are so annoying, aren’t they? Seems like they always hit us when we’re not in the mood or when we don’t have time for them. The goal of this article is to give you some new insights into frustration so you’ll realize that staying frustrated about something is a choice within your control. We’ll review the causes, the costs, the surprising benefits and some alternatives to feeling unavoidably frustrated. Then I’ll offer some new ideas to try next time frustration knocks at your door and tries to ruin your day.
By GalTime Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager If you've got kids, Halloween is probably the talk of your house right now. But beyond the excitement about costumes and candy, there are a lot of important safety precautions to keep in mind. Keep reading, because you certainly don't want the evening to become a real life fright night!
By Dr. Jane Greer for GalTime.com is your career your first love? Russell Crowe and his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, have separated, according to Australian news sources. The two were on opposite sides of the globe when the news broke, she in Australia shooting Dancing With The Stars
By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD DO YOU FEAR THE TEENAGE YEARS? I think that we can all agree that we fear the teenage years, that we struggle to get through them, and that we secretly and sometimes not-so secretly ask our friends with older kids if our teens will ever return to more relaxed versions of themselves.
By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD My Teen's Relationship Mess Dear Dr. G., I am so upset. I just can't stop crying. I have a 14-year-old son and I don't know how he got into this mess that is upsetting everyone. My son started to like this 14-year-old girl from his school. She seemed nice enough. I allowed my son to go over to her house and for the girl to come to my house. Well, letting him go to her house was a stupid decision.