If you haven’t heard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (a movie star and rock star, respectively, if you’re not familiar) announced their divorce this week after a respectable 10 years of marriage. Country music’s Trace Adkins and his wife are also calling it quits after 17 years.
In recent years more and more research has been done in the intersection of neurobiology and psychology, explaining the connection between how our brain and nervous system work with our emotional world. YourTango expert Gal Szekely shares some key insights.
Ask Traci: I am a 32-year-old woman struggling with infertility. It’s the waiting and the not knowing that have been the hardest for me to cope with. I feel like it’s taking over my life. It’s all I think about—all I talk about. I don’t want to be this person I am becoming. How am I going to get through this? --A
You entered into a relationship with another person expecting it to last. But all acts of love are, we are afraid to say, not everlasting. Before you can engage in a new loving relationship, there are some simple truths that will help you make an easier transition toward new love.
Unlike your wedding flowers that have long wilted, your marriage shouldn’t wilt with the passage of time. Instead, like wine, it should get better with time. Sadly, many people these days don’t know how to make their marriages work. They blame time, differences in opinions, incompatibility, and more as reasons why marriages fail. However, that should never be the case. Instead of succumbing to pressure and hanging on that last thread of hope holding your marriage together, why don’t you turn things around? Rekindle your passion for one another. Talk openly.
Without a doubt, one of the most infuriating things in a relationship is when your guy gets quiet and won’t talk. You know he had a bad day and he refuses to talk about it. His response is, “I’m fine,” when you ask. Or you’re sure he’s angry because of something you did, but he won’t talk about it. You can almost see the tension build up in him and you just wish he’d admit how he’s feeling.
Lucky four-leaf clovers are popping up a lot this month along with that elusive pot of gold. Some folks think luck is what it takes for a marriage to thrive. But if you’ve been married more than a few years, you know much more goes into a good marriage than luck. A great relationship takes dedication and that scary word – WORK. This is the good kind of work though, the kind that brings life-long rewards. Don’t you find that anything worthwhile takes work? Those washboard abs don’t just magically appear and a successful business doesn’t grow by itself.
I recently joined the yoga pants club. Not the one where I actually go to a yoga class, but the club with moms who wear them for school pick up and drop off. And during our various errands. Yoga pants are ridiculously comfortable. However, one thing I will not do is wear them in our bed.
We think the most vibrant relationships are extremely light on compromise and hard work — it's actually part of what makes them so vibrant. Want what "they're" having? Here's how.
How do you and your partner become the team that you once imagined to take on what is bothering you? Luckily people have been in this very situation and has put together 10 tips on how to deal with the in-laws without letting it together and making sure the uncomfortable situation doesn’t tear you apart.
While a marriage that has lasted for years often provides great security, warmth and comfort, even the strongest marriages can become boring after years of the same old, same old. When your marriage starts to feel more like an obligation or routine than a wonderful romance, here are six ways to keep your marriage fun and exciting. Schedule Time for Fun Scheduling fun might not seem very exciting, but the truth is that if you do not purposefully set time aside for having fun together as a couple, it will never become a priority.
“Can my marriage be saved?!” This is a question we hear from so many people who email, call or see us in person. It’s a question that often comes from a place of frustration, fear and anguish. When you and your partner got married, you probably spoke vows to one another. With whatever specific words you chose, you promised to love and honor one another. And now, you wonder what happened to those marriage promises.
Bringing your pre-relationship Anger ‘luggage' into your marriage can sometimes be a positive thing, believe it or not. Have you noticed, everyone is becoming edgier, crankier? Lately, I have been noticing at an alarming rate of increase, people around me, on the streets, driving, standing on line getting coffee, are short fused. Say ‘good-bye' to common courtesy, being polite, or, being appropriate in public.
Relationship coach duo Susie and Otto Collins warn about the risks of getting too close to a colleague. Sure, having a work wife or work husband can come in handy in the office but is there a risk you're damaging your real life relationship? The experts say yes.
"A bone that has healed is stronger than it was prior to the break." An affair might tear your marriage to shreds. But some couples can move past infidelity ... what's their secret?
Cindy Chupack, award-winning screenwriter and producer of the hit series 'Sex and the City', has a new book you're not going to want to miss! From the creator of sassy Carrie Bradshaw, comes a book of marriage advice, insight, and personal experience.
Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your newlywed friends? Marriage Experts Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz show us how the best gifts for newlyweds are not material objects.