Relationship therapist Dr. Rhoberta Shaler share the number one things couples should NEVER do. Read on to learn what it is so you avoid it in your marriage.
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.
Long-term relationships sometimes need a boost of inspiration to reinvigorate the couple, whether it be in the form of fresh date ideas or breaking routine for a trip. Color can also help.
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.
The best way to have a happy relationship is to keep working on it, so even if you're not in a relationship rut, follow these 12 tips from our staff and you'll keep being happy!
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.
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.