Over the years, I have seen countless women both professionally and personally who, without being aware, slip into an insecure, child-like place in their marriage. They lack self-confidence and find it difficult to be themselves. This can happen to any woman for many different reasons. Hence, I have seen many wives who, because they have never worked through their own childhood insecurities, unconsciously displace childhood feelings into their marriage.
Washington, 33, of Bryan, Texas, was arrested Thursday morning on a felony charge after police said she stabbed her husband with a knife, The Eagle reported.
In the beginning of your marriage, you and your husband couldn't keep your hands off each other. It was wedded bliss and the physical attraction between you two was undeniable. Lately, however, you haven't been feeling that same spark. You may wonder, 'does lust inevitably fade away?'
I dated a married guy once. In fact, we were engaged and almost got married ourselves. What broke us up? That he was married when we got together, ironically. Oddly enough, never once in all the years we struggled to make that relationship work did it ever occur to me to call my local paper (or a global tabloid) and give a blow-by-blow description to people who deliberately use the information to humiliate and desecrate the people involved; namely, his wife and family. Nope. Not ever. As a matter of fact, I felt quite the opposite.
For years I was a big believer in "keeping secrets" in a relationship. They weren't "secrets" as much as having privacy. Not once did I check his text messages or his email (even though I had his password). Then I found out my fiancé was living a secret life as a gay man.
I admit it. In the past, I've made a comment or two (or three or four) to my husband that if I were caught on camera, one would think, 'O.M.G. What a major bitch!' Yes, I know you've been there too, because what else are you bitching about with your girlfriends when the topic of husbands come up?
One husband's little dish on the side almost got served with wine.
When my daughter was born, my husband kept doing things wrong: picking her up from the wrong side, folding wraps the wrong way, not being fast enough, deserting me too often when I was stuck with her in the bedroom breastfeeding. So I started yelling at him, he was avoiding me and it made me even more angry and frustrated, we were too tired to discuss things so I would explode from time to time and he would try to avoid me escaping to computer games, shops or friends. Vicious circle, downward spiral…
In Laura Dave's "The First Husband," Annie Adams is a travel writer from Los Angeles with a workaholic director boyfriend, Nick, and a perfectly comfortable life. It looks great on the outside, even though she barely sees the man she lives with between her schedule and his.
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Think of a hot, successful date with someone you're attracted to. You have fun, great conversation and more sexual chemistry than a warehouse full of pheromones. You don't have to "work at" the date because it's self sustaining. It runs as smoothly as the gliding hand of a classical guitar maestro and you can't wait for another rendition. But marriage, or any long term relationship; well that's a whole other caboodle.
When you tell your wife you are truly listening and paying attention, it is very important to mean it. This is because your wife knows when you are actually paying attention and when you are not. You might look like and act like you're listening, but your wife intuitively knows that you're really tuning her out!
Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist who stars on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell," and has often been called the Cat Whisperer. One of the problems he most frequently encounters on his show, which documents his adventures counseling owners of misbehaving cats, are cats who seem to hate one half of a couple.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals and restaurant servers. Even if you aren’t an animal person, and honestly, I don’t think I am, there’s still a way to create creatures with respect and kindness. My husband and I had many early dinner dates, and I was always impressed with how he treated wait-staff. He was polite but not flirty with the pretty ones, and he always tipped well but not gratuitously. And he had a rescued greyhound that he took amazing care of, so I knew that he was a decent human being. But there was one event that happened early in our relationship that really helped me see the kind of man he was.