The holidays can be both beneficial and detrimental to a relationship. Over a lifetime, 22 percent of married men and 14 percent of married women have have sex with someone other than their spouse. As Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil points out, circumstances often coalesce around the holidays to produce an environment hostile toward building or maintaining a healthy relationship. Consider the holiday parties, the added stress, the additional budgetary constraints that come with gift buying, family politics, drinking and eating more than normal. When considering some of the main reasons people have affairs, they can all be found wrapped up in holiday stress.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D, ABPP Given that there are now 81 million baby boomers in this country ranging from ages 46 to 66, there are many people navigating the transitions of midlife. When you add to that the fact that 80% of the male boomers and 77% of the females are married the journey gets more complicated.
We all want our guys to be happy, right? Sometimes we just don’t know what that is though. We try and try but sometimes it’s like stabbing in the dark. To write this article, I turned to the expert, my husband. I wanted to know once and for all – what it is that makes men unhappy?
Welcome back to Sex and the Psychological City! If you have read my earlier posts you are familiar with my confession that I was a hipper psychotherapist when my go-to girlfriends — Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha — were on the air, with fresh new material on everything from masturbation to marriage. Granted, their wardrobes and lifestyles were totally unrealistic, but the fashion and fabulousness worked well as a delivery platform for groundbreaking discussions about sex, commitment, friendship and love.
Online dating can be scary for those who are starting the journey for the first time so picking from all the great singles dating sites out there is very important. You don’t want to join the wrong site, say an adult one when you are looking for marriage right? So what are all the different types of dating sites out there then? General Networks
The early stages of dating can be a little like an elaborate courtship dance. The saying goes that it takes two to tango, and two is all that it should be. Include any more people in the dating dance and it becomes a little less like an exotic tango and a bit more like a lethargic line dance.
"People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. The confusion in this world is that people are used and things are loved." — Author Unknown.
If you've had problems in your love life time and time again, ask yourself if you are better off alone than repeatedly attracting the same “types” of people and relationships. Being happy on your own is a beautiful thing! If you have a true inner glow, you are likely to catch the attention of other singles. Just make sure you attract the type of singles who are worthy of your time and affection. In other words, you are going to need a relationship upgrade.
It’s hard to believe that in 2011, new moms still buy into the fantasies of motherhood. It’s not their fault. Often it’s women passing these on to other women, which is even more perplexing, and this unfortunately keeps the cycle going (often labeled “the conspiracy” by my clients). Here are the top five myths that we’d be much healthier shedding: