Last weekend, I was at a good friend of mine’s wedding in the Catskills. I promised you last week that I would get an exclusive from him. And I got it!
Just to give you a little background on my friend. (I’ll call him “Mark.”) He was an avid dater. I mean, he had spreadsheets on the number of women he had dated. Yes, he was absolutely an eligible bachelor: good looking, nice family, kind, and good values. So you can imagine that when he hit the online dating market, there were a lot of women interested.
Get ahead in creating a wonderful marriage by discussing these 7 things before you tie the knot.
Being in love is a wonderful feeling; staying in love is a wonderful skill.
Every couple needs to develop the ability to talk about everything. Unfortunately, although you think you know your spouse-to-be, there may be many things you folks have not discussed. Do it now so you can create that rewarding relationship!
Here are the top seven topics you should discuss before tying the knot:
What to do when your man looks “too long” at other women...
Are you sick and tired of being out with your guy and having to watch him watch other women the whole time?
You’ve tried to ignore it. You’ve glared at him, pursed your lips and sighed dramatically. You’ve even tried talking to him about this disrespectful habit of his....
And he still does it!
Marriage in your twenties is for the birds!
I know, I never talk about marriage. Not that I’m against marriage, nor am I commitment phobic.
I’ve been married. It lasted three years and one day. It was basically like a lease. At the end she still had low mileage, that “new wife smell,” and she still looked great when I returned her to the dealership. She was like a certified pre-owned Lexus.
Now this is not the part that will offend you – it’s this next part that will get under your skin.
Can't move on after an affair? Maybe it's because your partner didn't say "I'm sorry" the right way.
For two years, Kora had been having an on and off affair with her high-school sweetheart, a separated man who lived over a thousand miles away. It ended when Sean, her husband, had discovered some letters in her desk drawer. Because Kora and her lover lived so far apart it was easy for Sean to validate Kora’s claims that the affair ended. Moreover, her lover had reunited with his wife and family.
Faith is the solid foundation for a lasting, loving and fulfilling marriage.
As a Christian relationship coach, the foundation of my work is based on faith. Without proper structure, you cannot know what to expect in love, especially in marriage. While on a mental or cultural level it may appear to be financially more feasible to raise a family alone, research shows that traditional models of marriage provide greater personal fulfillment, despite some financial sacrifices. The benefits of social support is extremely conducive for emotional and physical well being.
These soulmate relationship facts might surprise you!
You hear people talk about meeting their soulmate and scoff or roll your eyes...until it happens to you.
When you least expect it, you bump into someone and everything feels so familiar. The more time you spend together and the more you get to know the person, the more it feels like you two are just supposed to be a couple. It’s like you and your love are puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly.
This is what a soulmate relationship can feel like.
Should you scream and shout about your partner's affair?
Nobody quite knows what to say when they discover their partner is having an affair? What can you say? You trusted in and believed in your partner and you feel let down and hurt. Here are some ways you can communicate to your partner how you feel and to see whether or not you want to give your relationship another chance.