All it takes is 21 minutes per year for a happier marriage.
Apparently couples spell happiness r-e-v-i-e-w. An interesting study led by Eli Finkel, head of the social psychology department at Northwestern University, shows that couples who review their relationship three times a year enjoy happier marriages.
Did your first love spoil you for all others...or did it set a pattern? Ten minutes will tell you!
Dear YourTango family,
Are you 25 or older? Have you ever been in love? Please take my 10-minute online survey by Friday, Feb. 8, and be part of a formal research project I am conducting at Dominican University of California.
This is a voluntary and completely anonymous survey investigating the effects “first love” may have on future relationship satisfaction.
Your participation is valuable and we appreciate your taking the time to help us make this project a success! We'll be sharing the results of the survey in a later posting here.
Do you frequently regret the choices you've made? Always looking for something better?
Do you find yourself saying some variation of "I could've had a V-8!" about the situations or choices you’ve made in your life? What does "I could've had a V-8!" mean, anyway?
Poor decisions, or chronic lack of satisfaction?
Are you unhappy because of your circumstances? Look deeper to improve your happiness quotient.
In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), members talk about going for a geographical fix. What is a geographical fix, you ask? It's the idea that if you're miserable in NYC, you can fix your life by moving to San Francisco or some other place. Or if you're unhappy in your relationship with John or Johanna, you need only dump them and go for Bob or Roberta and you'll be happy. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't look at your surroundings or consider your choice of partner, but experience shows that you will bring yourself to that new city or relationship.
Relationship is hard work, every day. Adding children has the potential to make it twice as hard.
I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something. More flour to the batter. An applique over the stain. I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better.
So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation? I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence. Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.
Herbal aphrodisiacs are fun. They add a new dimension to the same old, same old.
c. 2012 Susun S Weed (Expert)
Author: Down There: Sexual & Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Herbal aphrodisiacs are fun. They add a new dimension to the same old, same old. And they benefit our overall health, too. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the past few installments on herbal aphrodisiacs, too, after giving this week’s stars a tumble.
More juicy sex and cheating stats from "Esquire" magazine's survey of men.
'Esquire' magazine recently conducted a survey of American men, ages 21-59, on why, where, and when they're having sex. Most shocking to me was the cheating statistic. One-third of men in committed relationships have cheated? Come on.
Esquire's annual sex survey reveals that one-third of men in relationships have cheated, and more...
Men never cease to surprise me. No matter how often I write about trends in male sex preferences, cheating and other relationship-related news, the latest and greatest surveys always seem to throw a giant wrench in whatever conclusions my previous research had established. This year's annual Esquire sex survey is no different.
Wonder why you overeat? It may be an attempt to feel satisfied. There is an easy fix for that.
Have you ever noticed that when you aren’t satisfied by the food you are eating, you eat even more in an attempt to get satisfaction? It happens more than you might realize, and it is keeping you from losing weight or keeping it off.
What Steve Jobs has taught us about living life to its fullest.
Life is too short and too precious to waste time being unhappy, resentful or dissatisfied. You are the only one responsible for your own perceptions of the reality that you live in and you are the only one who can change it! Every moment offers a choice of what we think, say and do. We never know when our last day of living may be, so it is important to live life to its fullest and make the most of what we have at this time. But how can we do this when we feel “stuck”?