By Relationship Coach, Nancy Pina, for GalTime.com parenting the way you want Have you heard parents say in amazement, “I sound just like my Mom (or Dad)”! The words that made them want to flee the room as a child seem to flow right out of their own mouths as parents. Instinctively, kids can pinpoint hot spots and become the sandpaper to old hurts.
Dear Dr. Romance: Thank you for writing "Lighten Up - Cures for Marital Boredom." Please allow me to give my opinion as to my priorities. I always had the idea to start from the bottom of your list and go upwards. Work together to create a partnership. Sex is important in life, but not number one as to your list. Unless a couple iron out their difficulties, of what ever nature. the problem remains hidden for next time to crop up.
The decision to become parents is a big one, to say the least. Many couples consider the financial responsibilities that raising children entails, and many also ask themselves if they are emotionally ready to be parents. What takes a lot of couples by surprise is this sense that they have to choose to either be focused on their children or on one another and their relationship.
We think one of the keys to a great relationship is spending time together – lots of it!! We have a date night just about every week and work on being intentional with this part of our relationship. It IS important, but there is one question that needs to be answered…how do you have a date night that satisfies all of the Money Personalities in your relationship?
Marriages will either end in death or divorce. Even picture-perfect marriages have the potential to end in the latter. It can take the smallest thing to spark the idea of divorce; those seemingly innocuous mistakes made at the worst possible moment can undermine a lifetime of love and affection.
The University of Missouri recently released findings that spirituality, regardless of particular religion or practice, can be uplifting for your mental health*. At One Whole Health, I see time and time again that not only can a regular spiritual practice improve your frame of mind, but it can even improve your marriage.
There is so much excitement in the air when both of you find out you are going to have a child. Unfortunately, you would experience a lot of problems when the baby comes out. You will find out you won’t have time for each other anymore because of the new member in your family. However, this is just another obstacle in making your family work as you must sacrifice for the good of your child. If you find yourself not getting enough time with your partner then you must know you will get more time with him when the baby grows up.
According to a survey of over 100 mental health professionals, 75% agree that couples are the least sexually satisfied when they have a newborn or infant. But, have no fear! Help is on the way. In the same survey, we asked these experts for their opinions about the most effective techniques for getting couples with kids back under the sheets.
While experts say that the risk of divorce is 50 percent higher when one spouse comes from a divorced home, and 200 percent higher risk when both of them do, adults don't have to let their parents' divorce dictate their futures. While the numbers may appear against them, research shows that adult children of divorce can learn skills that help them to be great marriage partners. In fact, some even argue that children of divorce have happier marriages, based on the findings from a 2011 PEW Research Center report.
Studies of work patterns show that Americans work considerably more than our European counterparts. Work stresses that are brought home can cause relationship problems. But, can going on a vacation really strengthen your relationship? The answer is yes. Here are five reasons.
A happy marriage rests on a foundation of unquestioned trust. If you want your marriage to be all it can be, you must know how to create this kind of trust. Most couples think of trust exclusively in terms of being sexually faithful, which is essential, but there's more to it.
The new film "Hope Springs" is a captivating drama-comedy starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. It has the emotional depth of Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From A Marriage," plus hilarious moments and a happy ending that delights audiences and creates a commercial hit. Director, David Frankel, and writer, Vanessa Taylor, tenderly tell us the story of the magical rebirth of a dead marriage. It is heartbreaking to watch the dull, lifeless interactions and habits that developed during the three decade marriage of Kay and Arnold, played with quiet intensity by Meryl Streep and bully brilliance by Tommy Lee Jones.