Dating a married man; do you feel ashamed or tell everyone all the details?
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.
Tired of fighting with your husband? Learn how to communicate more effectively with each other.
You and your husband have been fighting non-stop lately. It seems like everything he does or says gets on your last nerve, and you just want it to stop. How can you get both of your points across without arguing? It seems like an impossible feat.
There are some secrets you should tell your husband. Other secrets, however...
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.
Learn to communicate constructively with your 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?
Do you ever yell at your husband? Do you nag him? Then you have to read this...
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…
A tale of breakups, quickie weddings and what to do when something crazy just feels so right.
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.
10 things a husband shouldn't say. Do men want women to be flexible in bed? 6 stories of interrupted sex. The etiquette of oral. How to handle a boyish boyfriend. A Texan was lap danced to death. Earn money pretending to be a girlfriend. How close is your guy with his lady BFF... too close?
So, how do you make your marriage work? Or do you just blindly hope it'll take care of itself?
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!
How to talk openly about his ex and let him know how you really feel.
By Jane Greer, Ph.D., Relationship & Sex Talk for GALTime
What would you do if your husband and his ex-wife got back in touch-- and started regularly communicating? That's the question that one GalTime reader is struggling with-- she turned to Dr. Jane Greer for advice.