Everyone’s heard that divorce rates in most of the Western world are somewhere around 50%. And everyone knows that more and more couples are choosing to live together instead of get married. On top of it all, there are many out there who would prefer not to marry at all and prefer to date for the rest of their lives. This raises a lot of questions about whether marriage is dead or not. Should Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth get married?
RELATIONSHIPS AND LIVING TOGETHER
Poems have been written about it. Songs have been sung about it. Researchers spend hours toiling in their labs trying to come up with a formula for it. However, the question has remained a mystery until now. We perpetually ask and wait with baited breath for the answer to the question, “How do we keep love alive?”
You've been dating for months now. You've become great friends; you care deeply for one another; you're sexually exclusive, mutually in love and nearly inseparable. It just seems like the natural next step is to ask him to move in with you.
When you are in a relationship you value, it is important to subscribe to the ABCs of Relationships and to mind your P & Qs and everything else from A to Z. Secrets of Happy Couples A = Accepting When in a relationship, it is important to accept your partner as he or she is, instead of always trying to change him or her. If you want to embark on a self-improvement plan, start with yourself. When you don’t like something about your partner, it’s experiences as criticism.
Ladies, the thought processes out lined below are meant to give some insight into the mindset of most REAL men, not just any man. It is up to you to determine which class your mate falls. Just to be clear, the term 'Real' is not meant to imply that they/we are without faults, only that our heart is in the right place though our actions and words may indicate other wise. In this new world of IPads and IPods and Facebook old beliefs and behaviors have had to be altered as well. HIS FRIENDS
No person can actually cure another person's addiction; they have to recognize they have lost power over their own behavior and recognize the need to change. There are some experts who will recommend you either make them quit or you leave. This may work temporarily, but if the motivation to change is not internally motivated, there will be no lasting change.
At a time when fifty percent (or more) of marriages end in divorce, it is no surprise that one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Is there anything I can do to keep my marriage/relationship from falling apart?” The good news is, yes, if you and your partner really want your relationship to “go the distance” and avoid being just another sad, divorce statistic, there are three specific, and deceptively simple things you can do right now to start
There are strong opinions about couples living together before marriage — both pro and con. Many factors need to go into that decision and there’s not one right answer for everyone. The question of living together before marriage comes up at some point in a serious relationship. But if you’re thinking of moving in with a man you’re not engaged to in the hopes that he will come to the decision to marry you, you might want to proceed with caution.
So you’ve been dating this guy (or girl) for a while, and you’ve realized that it’s time to go beyond just a drawer at each other’s places. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up together each day, share a cup of coffee before work, and talk about life with each other over home cooked meals (that you made together) every night? And the savings! How much money will you save by pooling your resources and sharing expenses? Before you start living in the rose-colored dream of cohabiting with the love of your life, though, it’s time for a reality check.
Sherri was shaken. She was living with her fiancé and planning their wedding and had just learned that her best friend had filed for divorce. Sherri said, "I was in her wedding party just a year ago. Everything was wonderful when they lived together. They were together for 5 years before they decided to get married. Things started going downhill right after the wedding. We've been living together for 3 years. Now I'm scared that we won't make it either!"
A quote attributed to the great George Carlin states that “Men are all stupid and Women are all crazy. And the reason women are all crazy is because men are all stupid” I’d like to add a few words to this sage verbiage: “And when the few men who are not stupid run into the women who the stupid men have turned crazy, those men in turn suddenly become stupid.” It’s a defense mechanism and we, as men have learned to use it effectively.
There is nothing like mind games to put him in his place and remind him of the sex goddess you once were. Sometimes, women need to venture out and leave their man to his wiles. Am I talking about literally going out on a night on the town with the girls? Maybe. Why not? But if you don’t feel like a girl’s night out, make plans of your own. Sometimes, we spend so much time wrapped up in our families, especially our men, that we often neglect ourselves and our own interests.
There is plenty of advice for leaving the ones with the insatiable appetite for infidelity, the ones who bitch and make their partners miserable, or the ones who love no one the way they love themselves. But there are times when relationships end, even though both partners are actually great people because they no longer fit together.
Who is Ethel? Ethel is me and I am Ethel, at least that’s what I’m told. Spank refers to me as Ethel because he has a “boring” wife. When I think of myself I don’t usually equate boring to me. Heck, I think I’m a pretty fun person and kind of funny too. Spank, on the other hand, has these unrealistic expectations of married life. Here’s how...
How To Select A Gift For Your Partner, And Why It Matters Few things induce panic in men more than having to select the right gift for their significant other. While it may be that it is the thought that counts, let’s face it- picking a present can be a stressful undertaking. Perhaps you believe that gifts are exclusively for birthdays, anniversaries, or Valentine’s Day. Maybe you like to surprise your partner for no reason at all. Regardless of your gift giving preferences, it matters what you choose, and here’s why: Women want to feel like you get them.
Many women know the feeling—that feeling of drifting off into a daydream wonderland of engagement rings, wedding dresses, honeymooning and the oh-so-mystical idea of happily ever after. It's a feeling that can bring on the warm fuzzies faster than a tanning bed but can also spark the overwhelming urge to vomit from sheer terror. However, with the number of couples living together before marriage hovering a few percentage points below 50, some women may be opting for a trial period before heading into the unknown territory of lifelong commitment.