Have you heard kids say, "When I grow up, I want to marry Mom (or Dad)?" Our response is centered on the innocence and sweetness of the moment, however it should also be a wake up announcement to the truth of those words. Children will mirror their parental relationship role model when they become adults and it is a couple's responsibility to show the right way of relating in love.
We like to think that the holiday season is a blissful time for all, but for many couples, it can create extra stress to an already rocky marriag
On your wedding day, you promise to love and cherish your partner for the rest of your lives. But what happens after the honeymoon? When faced with all the day-to-day challenges, you'll need to put your vows into action. Follow these unspoken rules to live happily ever after.
There’s no one reason couples get divorced, but unfortunately there are multiple effects. Aside from the psychological and emotional stress divorce can inflict on the couple, alone, it can also deliver a huge blow to children in the family. A new study by UK’s Economic and Social Research Council found that children of divorced parents were more likely to develop social and psychological problems as adults than those whose parents stayed married.
Instead of lavishing money and attention on your spouse a few times a year,lavish curiosity on them throughout your time together. Adopt an approach of open, engaged interest. When you're curious, you learn new things about your mate—his desires, fears and struggles. You'll hear secrets, wishes, regrets. You'll learn practical things, like what she really would like to do on her birthday.
Oprah Winfrey may have just talked one hot A-lister out of his seven-year plan. On last night’s episode of 'Oprah’s Next Chapter,' Oprah's guest says that he’d like to get married by the age of 25 — and Oprah has plenty to say about the subject.
Now that the elections are behind us and we are looking forward to the New Year, we patiently wait with anticipation on how Congress will conduct itself in the coming term. As you know, relations between the parties have been at its all-time low. Bickering, threats of filibusters and outright contention have permeated the chambers.
I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something. More flour to the batter. An applique over the stain. I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better. So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation? I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence. Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.
Life is just too busy. You are running around constantly and yet you desire to be sexually intimate with your spouse on a regular basis. There is this sense of distance that you are getting from your spouse. Connecting sexually is one of the key ways to intertwine your lives together. In addition to being connected sexually you want to have deep talks, long foreplay, and a bedroom that is only for you. It’s time to get radical in your marriage and make a change!
Do you feel like you're always asking your husband to do the same things over and over again? Honey, did you remember to pick up the dry cleaning? Honey, don't forget to put down the toilet seat! If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider a more effective — and less annoying — way to get what you want.
Romantic love — the kind that urges you to meld with a like-minded mate. The force that inspires you to write untraceable letters to a forbidden lover. The irresistible urge for which you will risk your family, your security, your country and your life!
Statistics tell a sad tale about marriage in America today. Although the divorce rate has dropped slightly in the last two years, first marriages are ending at an alarming rate of 45 to 50 percent, second marriages at a rate of 60 to 67 percent and third marriages fall apart like they have been hit with a wrecking ball at 70 to 73 percent. This makes a very compelling argument for living together after marriage number two.
More than once in my practice as a Marriage and Family therapist, I have been asked by a client, "How can I get my partner interested in sex?" I tell them we communicate with more than words. We also use body language to communicate with those we love and flirting is a special way of increasing both sexual excitement and intimacy in a relationship.