ARE YOU FUN TO BE WITH? ....when you're not spending money? Couples I have worked with over the years have often complained that they lack a common interest. If you have children, then you and your spouse might agree that your main focus of interest and activities are the children. As well, they should be, however, what about you? What about your partner? Do you both have an interest that you share together that is not about the kids?
I’ve been flooded by emails from women congratulating me on teaching men how to turn women on sexually. They then ask me how they can become great lovers for men. Men are all about the chase, so we love when we can sexually chase you. Show me a man who doesn’t love a woman who talks dirty, and I’ll show you a man who spends the entire night looking at Internet porn because he’s too afraid to tell his wife or girlfriend what he wants sexually.
A woman who loses her self-esteem is a very changed woman and she changes, not necessarily for the best. If you feel like you're losing your self-esteem quickly, these six tips could help you put you back on top for a better, more confident you.
Today is my mentor's 88th birthday and I want to take this occasion to publically record the lessons I've learned from him in my life. Dr. William Glasser is the creator of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. The most important thing for health and happiness is positive, strong relationships in one's life.
The last week of April (April 29 – May 5 this year) is being celebrated nationally as screen-free week I which people are encourages to turn off the TV and other screens at home. This is being sponsored as a healthy choice for parents to make for their children, but the truth is going screen free for even one week may be the healthiest choice you can make for your relationship and your sex life.
Celebrity marriages face all the same challenges that yours and mine do. They also have some special challenges that most marriages don't. While stars may get paid a lot of money for their work, it is neither regular nor guaranteed. They work long, often odd, hours and are often away from their families for stretches of time. The fact that the world they work in is not grounded in reality also has an impact.
Men have been prone to take big risks to earn a woman's love since the dawn of time, according to new research published in the Journal of Risk Research . Researchers looked at three risky behaviours: unprotected sex, gambling, and reckless driving. To win a lady's affection, men showed a natural tendency to take the necessary chances involved. Women, on the other hand, were not prompted to engage in risky behaviour in the name of romance.
A pad of paper and a pen might very well save your marriage. According to new research from Northwestern University, a few minutes spent writing about marital strife can protect your union from discord. The NU study team recruited 120 married couples--ranging from newlyweds to longterm partners--and split them into two groups. Every four months, each person completed a questionnaire about their marital satisfaction and spent a few minutes writing about their most recent marital argument. One of the groups also completed a separate writing exercise related to that spat.
Do you have the winter doldrums? While some people actually suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the dark, cold winter months take their toll on almost everyone. And our relationships aren't immune, either.
I recently discovered the work on Alison Armstrong – who for 15 years has been honing her message on the important differences in men and women that manifest in the heterosexual marriage in typical and often frustrating ways. Her wisdom is found in the freedom that comes when we understand each other instead of blame and accuse each other. Last week I was sharing some of these ideas with a small group of grad therapy students. One of the men who is newly married, lit up and said, “Oh my gosh, that happene
You've heard it often and so have we: distance makes the heart grow fonder. Based on our respective experiences, we've discovered this doesn't always hold true, and we know why.
1. Men and women both believe in a fantasy model of sexuality. According to Zibergeld [The New Male Sexuality], both parties have tended to agree that ‘sex’ equals intercourse and that there must be an erection followed by two orgasms – preferably simultaneously. Unfortunately, many couples who try to strictly adhere to this model and fall short, end up feeling less than adequate. Sex should not be based on performance but on pleasure, fun and intimacy. For too many men and as many women there is tremendous significance given to the almi
Advent is the season Christians observe leading up to Christmas. During this season, Christians traditionally focus on hope, peace, joy and love. These very same themes can also be important things to focus on in our relationships in order to enhance our relationship whether it is at the beginning early stage or is more mature. This focus can occur during Advent or can be something that is worked on by a couple at any time. For each of these ideas, here is two lessons you can take from Advent to understand the
By Nancy Pina, for GalTime.com why do you behave the way you do in love? how to communicate effectively in relationships When you have a spat with your guy, do you resort to the silent treatment? Maybe you pout until he caves in to your way of thinking, because that’s what always works with everyone else. Perhaps you try this tactic: fleeing the scene, refusing to engage at all ... then pretending that nothing happened once tempers cool down.