Advent traditionally involves 4 small words that can also enhance your relationship.
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
Although, as I have stated in the past, men are fairly simple creatures, there is still a side of us we try to keep to ourselves. And while it may seem we are hiding something in an effort to increase our mystique, we are, in fact, simply concealing a number of dirty little secrets that we don’t particularly want you to know.
Is anyone happy in their relationship? In a word, yes. There are many couples that are happy being together. But the headline, "thousands of couples achieve happiness," doesn't have the same ring as "divorce rates are climbing." So, how are these couples staying happy through all the normal peaks and valleys of marriage, coupled with today's economic challenges? Are they just lucky? Is their mantra the proverbial "yes, dear" with an eye roll? Well, sfter surveying 500 men and women on my Facebook page, the answers and secrets are crystal clear.
Having an affair or tempted to? Here are some things to keep in mind...
What if YOU cheated?
Usually when there are articles or media coverage about cheating, it’s the guy who’s sneaking around: What to do if he cheats on you, What are the signs he’s cheated, about to cheat, or is in the middle of a full-blown affair, How can you get over it, Should you get over it, John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer, the list goes on. Men, we assume, are naturally the cheaters.
Is it okay to keep "little" secrets in your relationship?
Oh, the secrets we keep...even from the one we love most.
Especially from the one we love most.
You might be under the impression that there's nothing wrong with keeping a few secrets. It may even be a conscious decision for you. After all, you don't want to reveal too much too soon about yourself while you're dating. Even in a long-term relationship, staying a bit mysterious may be one of your strategies for keeping passion alive.
Want to know the secrets of a satisfying, long-lasting relationship? Read this article.
I believe there are some basics that are necessary for any relationship to survive. So today I will share with you what I have learned from my parents as some of the basic ingredients of having a relationship that can stand the test of time, no matter what challenges are thrown your way.
Be each other’s best friend, advocate, and ally. My parents know each other better than anyone else. They made it a priority to create a relationship that works for both of them. No one else is going to care about your relationship like you and your partner can.
Know what the other one likes and loves, and bring that into their lives. My dad would routinely save a little money on the side to buy Mom presents, sometimes for a special occasion, or other times, just because. Mom would do the same for Dad as well. Surprises don’t have to cost money though–little love notes, a massage, a special homecooked meal, or anything that would bring a smile to your partner’s face will do.
Do you wonder what you're doing wrong?
I am amazed at how many couples I now see that report to me that their relationship commenced online. It seems that what was once an unusual occurrence is now becoming the norm. Many people prefer the convenience of perusing online profiles rather than standing in noisy bars and clubs to meet potential partners.