Occasional bickering is one thing, but constant fighting is another. Especially if you have the same argument over and over. Below, how to know when it’s time for a professional intervention. A new baby at home? Stress leading you to avoid your partner? Marriage counseling might help.
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Compatibility is the key to success in a relationship, right? Not so fast says Dr. Patricia Covalt. It turns out that empathy and understanding go much farther than mutual interests in determining success in marriage. She lays out a handful of smart questions that will help you determine your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and may help you to make yours a successful long-term relationship.
YourTango got together with the author of "1001 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married." Monica Mendez Leahy gives us a sneak preview of ten of the most important questions to ask before you get engaged. Check it out and find out how well you really know your mate and if this thing has a shot at forever. How you were in high school and how you pack your bags can reflect on what type of person you are and the compatibility of you and your future spouse. It's wise to question his motives and background before you get married.
They say behind every good man is a great woman, but just how important is the first spouse? Tango explores the relationship between the top 2008 presidential candidates and their partners. Which couple is best suited for a stay in the White House? Find out here. We profile the Obamas, McCains, Clintons, Romneys, Pauls, Huckabees and Edwards.
- Do yah think I’m sexy? Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster set to marry next weekend (June 16th). They were set to marry awhile back but Penny became pregnant with the couple’s first child, Alastair (18 months old). We’re just happy that Sir Rod is getting married again. We also think it’s great that though his best song is about hooking up with an older broad (Maggie Mae, you minx), he is not averse to dating (marrying) much younger women.
From MonstersAndCritics.com Uma Thurman is engaged to her Swiss millionaire lover, it has been reported. The 'Kill Bill' actress, who has only been dating banker Arpad 'Arki' Busson since the summer, was said to be shocked and delighted when Arpad proposed to her last week. A source said: "They have only been together a few months, but Arpad was determined to snap Uma up as quickly as possible. They make a great couple and are totally smitten with each other." Tango’s Take
From The San Francisco Gate Eva Longoria is giggling about a rumored sex tape scandal -- because she and new husband Tony Parker are too "square" to film their lovemaking. The "Desperate Housewives" star insists British tabloids, which broke the story overnight, have missed the joke in a spoof sex tape she filmed with comedian Perry Hilton for Web site FunnyOrDie.com. The chuckling actress insists she and her husband have never filmed themselves in the bedroom. She says, "Everybody was calling me (when the story broke) going, 'Oh my God...' Tango’s Take
From People By Mark Gray Pamela Anderson has said "I do" for the third time to longtime pal Rick Salomon. The pair tied the knot Saturday night in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel before Anderson's children and members of her family, sources confirm to PEOPLE. A conventional marriage it wasn't, as the nuptials actually took place in an hour-and-a-half between Anderson's two magic shows. Tango’s Take
From Reuters PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech couple who decided to take a DNA test to squash persistent pub gossip and prove that their 10-month-old baby was their own got a nasty surprise. The couple, from the southeastern town of Trebic, had some doubts about the child as her hair was blonde and they both had dark hair. Fellow drinkers' suspicions got on their nerves. Tango’s Take Do babies really get swapped at birth? In the 21st century? In Europe? This is amazing. The man may have been a bit bristly at the peanut gallery’s commentary, but his wife couldn’t have suspected anything. When was the last time that an episode of Springer proved that the baby wasn’t hers? Also, it seems to us that some of these Czechs aren’t too familiar with genetics. We’re pretty sure that a pair of brunettes can have a blonde (or ginge) baby. It’s not always the mailman (or Zeus).