One expert explains the increase of divorces in older couples, and how to increase the chances of a happy marriage. Learn how to improve your relationship and avoid a divorce.
"I think I have to get a divorce" Courtney confided shakily to her dad. Six months before, with her parents support, this intelligent and successful 25-year-old young woman had married the man of her dreams. Her dad just wants Courtney to be happy but has no idea whether to encourage her to stay and try to work things out or to help her get out of her marriage as quickly and painlessly as possible.
You're deeply in love with your husband. But lately, you feel like he doesn't need you as much as he used to. You're beginning to feel insignificant to his life, and you don't know whether this is common or the grounds to make you leave the relationship. How can you assess what is "normal"?
What if you could identify the biggest indicators of a troubled marriage before it was too late? What if you had the chance to turn it all around? Would you seize the moment, even if it meant taking an unpleasant look at the reality of your relationship and digging in to repair the damage?
In the beginning of your marriage, you and your husband couldn't keep your hands off each other. It was wedded bliss and the physical attraction between you two was undeniable. Lately, however, you haven't been feeling that same spark. You may wonder, 'does lust inevitably fade away?'
You've pretended that the problems weren't there. You've thought and thought about the troubles in your marriage searching for a solution. You've talked and maybe even argued with your partner about this challenge you face. Maybe you two have stopped talking about your marital problem because it feels too big and impossible to deal with.
For obvious reasons, pretty much everywhere you look these days there are discussions about internet or electronic cheating. Between twitter, facebook, and text messages, it’s a whole new universe in relationships. The virtual world is working it’s way into real world relationships in ways that often aren’t healthy. There’s no question the internet has made it easier to be unfaithful. There is some question about what unfaithful means.