Couples that have become complacent in their relationship or too caught up with other things may not realize the benefits of a healthy sex life, but sex is important for so many reasons, both physical and emotional. You may have heard that sex releases oxytocin, the "cuddle hormone," which makes you feel lovey-dovey and improves your bond with your partner. There are many other health benefits you may not be aware of. Here are 9 reasons you should be having more sex.
From tear-jerkers to the warm fuzzies, the New York Public Library shares with YourTango their top 10 picks for the greatest love stories of all time. They can melt your heart, make you laugh and leave you longing for a Kleenex.
We've asked 50 YourTango Experts to share their best marriage advice. Here, then, are what may well be the 50 best marriage tips ever.
My husband and I come from different worlds. He comes from solid Midwestern stock. They repress their feelings, eat casserole and play baseball. My family? We're a mess of anxiety disorders, we listen to Gilbert and Sullivan and our favorite sport is Chinese Checkers. So, the moment Dave proposed, and I said "yes," I knew I had to do something.
Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship." Kevin's response wasn't short, it wasn't simple, but it rang true. So what do happy, long-lasting couples like Kevin and his wife know about long-term love that many of us don't? These 10 secrets of highly successful couples.
Like most women who are single well into their 20s, I felt pressured by girlfriends who insisted, "Everyone wants to get married" and, "You’re just saying you don’t care because you haven’t been proposed to yet." Then it happened: Andy and I became engaged. Not only did I get a beautiful ring and a partner for life, but I also got a serious status upgrade. Society sees marriage as the ultimate maturity gauge — for better or for worse.
On the verge of a breakup, Catherine and her boyfriend decided to give an open relationship a try. Here, she explains the logistics of hooking up with her boyfriend’s blessing (is cuddling allowed?), and how their unusual arrangement has cemented their bond as a couple.
Because I want to stay happily married and give our three-year-old son the kind of joyful home I didn't have while I was growing up, I put my marriage first. That's right. My husband comes before anyone else in my life, including my beloved child.
Last June, my husband and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. Last June, we celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. We're happier together now than we were on our wedding day, but that doesn't mean that life has been perfect...or even easy. We've had plenty of setbacks over the years, from soul-crushing jobs to my miscarriage last August. But we've managed to stick it out, thanks to our commitment—and some important lessons from people who love us.
Want to keep your marriage just as sexy as it was on your honeymoon? We asked YourTango Experts to share their secrets about how to hold on to that loving feeling through every relationship stage. Here's their advice:
An open marriage made me believe in monogamy.
We're serving up a mouthwatering array of dishes that are sure to impress the special lady in your life — all of which are sneakily flavored with aphrodisiac ingredients. This week's menu features a cream cheese stuffed french toast, a bright and boozy juice cocktail, a berry-topped parfait and sticky-sweet doughnut crisps. She'll totally fall in love with your cooking!
Celebrate spring this Sunday with lamb skewers served with basil-mint pesto, a spiced carrot soup, an eggcellent cocktail and a grownup version of the Cadbury egg (an ice cream "egg" enrobed in dark chocolate).
This week for our Dinner For Two series, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu to celebrate Passover — featuring a salmon filet glazed with date honey and orange, a matzo ball soup, a sweet charoset dessert and a cocktail inspired by the holiday itself. Chag kasher v'same'ach!
Casablanca. The Notebook. Brokeback Mountain. There's something about epic love stories that can soften even the hardest of hearts — and it's not just the stuff of fairytales. Second chances at first love are very real. In fact, we gathered five inspiring love stories from five amazing couples to prove it. From lovers torn apart by war to a celebrity duo who were childhood pen pals, these real couples will restore your faith in romance.