The Olympics start tomorrow, and I can’t wait! I am jumping out of my skin with excitement for the opening ceremony.
I was watching Oprah’s Next Chapter last Sunday, where she salutes Super Star Olympians. One of my favorite interviews was with Carl Lewis who is a former track athlete and has won 10 Olympic medals. Holy shit! Yes 10, nine of which were gold.
He said something so profound that I HAD to share it with all of you. I was inspired.
When my husband of two years said to me “I don’t know if
I can do this anymore,” I reacted like most- I groveled. I said
I would change. Things would be different. I wouldn’t nag him
so much, require so much, ask as much. I would keep it
together all the time. I would do the things he wanted.
Hang out with each other, let things go, and more great tips to help you avoid divorce.
By now we've all heard the statistics a zillion times: Half of all marriages end in divorce. But when you really weigh that, it's a scary thought, right? I mean, you're not standing there at the altar, all, "yeah, if this doesn't work, I'll trade him in for a new model," are you? I wasn't. But it's a frightening reality for many. Divorce happens, and sometimes it happens to us.
How to reconnect, strengthen your relationship, improve communication, intimacy, and more.
All relationships need a little pick-me-up sometimes—even the best ones. To that end, YourTango has compiled a list of 101 ways to reconnect with your significant other, right now. Whether you'd like to increase intimacy, find a thoughtful way to say "I love you," or just show your honey some gratitude, we're sure you'll find something useful in the list below.
To improve your marriage see a therapist or kick out your kids!
Today we bring you two studies about marital satisfaction. It is, in fact, possible to have a happy marriage! Read on to find out how… An ongoing study by the National Institutes of Health suggests that a yearly "marriage checkup" could help people's unions—and bodies—stay healthy. Another way to improve a marriage? Kick out the kids! According to a UC Berkley study, women see improvements in their marriages after their children have moved out of the house.
Like other relationship guides, How To Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, written by Oprah-approved therapists Patricia Love and Steven Stosny, promotes tolerance through understanding.
Instead of pushing conversations peppered with "I feel..." statements and listening techniques, the authors recommend couples zip their lips and focus on improving the wordless connection between them. The claim is that men falter in relationships because of shame and women because of fear, and discussion only makes these differences more apparent and divisive.