It's fall! In the Midwest, trees' leaves are beginning to change colors creating a gorgeous palette of red, yellow, purple, brown and green. It is a season for bundling up and cheering on your favorite football tea and for drinking apple cider. Just as our calendar year has its seasons, so too does your marriage. When you notice that your relationship has changed, it can be disconcerting. You might worry that love has died or doubt your partner's feelings for you.
By Relationship & Sex Talk, Jane Greer, Ph.D., for GalTime.com When Kristen Stewart admitted to cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, it was all over the news. So it was surprising to see that the recent buzz about Robert's forgiving Kristin was tucked away in the New York Post where it could easily have been missed.
Sometimes love is blind, especially when your partners supports the opposing political party. But, even a loving relationship can combust when those contrasting viewpoints lead to conflicts.
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.
Have you ever heard the sound of the shofar? Its sounds is one that you would remember, whether the short blasts or the longer sustained blast that goes on over many seconds. This ram’s horn sounds one hundred notes a day during Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
If you're dissatisfied with the sex you are having with your partner, talk about it. Do so with kindness and clarity. Here are 4 tips to help this conversation flow easily.
The term "football widows" was coined to describe how women feel when their men park themselves in front of the TV or are off to the stadium for — what feels like — the whole weekend. Fortunately, your partner's love of the game doesn't have to tear you apart.
There are times when friction between two spouses or an unmarried couple can be so intense that the only wise, mature choice is a separation. When two people truly want to work out their differences but can't, my clients and I call this type of separation an intermission.
A recent survey conducted by online dating site OurTime.com found that 42 percent of adults would not date somebody outside of their race. Within that statistic, respondents age 55 and up tended to lean more toward those of their own race, at a whopping 54 percent, compared to those between 18 to 34 at only 33 percent.
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.
Aside from being a relationship expert in private practice, I also teach at a local university. Recently, I had the opportunity to teach a class on Relationships and Marriage. A great deal of the material is devoted to providing proper expectations. One of the students said that she felt the course should be mandatory for all college students. I believe many of us in the field would agree with her.
Why is self worth necessary in order to be vulnerable? When we seek validation from others, we give away our power by letting them define our worth. If your worth depends on your partner’s validation, you won’t say what’s really on your mind and how you feel. You’ll censor your words and emotions in order to get your partner’s love, approval and acceptance.
Whether for good or bad, nobody is capable of changing us but ourselves. Until we realize this in our hearts and minds, the change, whether in ourselves or someone else, will never happen. The wisdom is in accepting this.
Yes, it's the 21st century and yes, plenty of women are in this frustrating situation. While a lot has changed in terms of gender dynamics in heterosexual love relationships, a lot has stayed the same. Many heterosexual women still leave it to the man to make the first move, whether it's asking her out on their first date, having sex for the first time or moving their relationship to the next level of commitment.
continued from part 1 Excessive calls to his place of employment What are you trying to do? Get him fired? Now your man cannot pay his phone bill or even his rent, because you assisted in getting him fired. Now he must move in with you because you overextended yourself with phone calls to his job.
Have you ever dated someone who is always on the go? Maybe they were focused on their career, worked long hours or travelled a lot for work. Whatever the case may be, they had a full schedule and finding time to go on a date with them seems virtually impossible. Before you count them out, here are some things you might want to take into consideration. When the economy tanked, the job market became unbelievably competitive. It caused a lot of people to shift their priorities and the mindset became to find a job, keep a job or become an entrepreneur.