Sore muscles, grueling training and abundant egos are the pitfalls of a professional athlete's career. For those married to fellow pro athletes, add long stints of time apart, living in different time zones and competing playing schedules to the list. The compromise and support these relationships require is something we can all appreciate, even if our own relationships seem ordinary next to the hectic lives of athletic superstars.
The master bedroom is the intimate heart of your household. When designing the master bedroom do so with awareness; the bedroom you share with your partner is a container for your love. Creating a master bedroom with your significant other is a perfect opportunity to honor each other. The process of designing your bedroom with consciousness will deepen your lives and nurture your bodies, minds and spirits on many dimensions. The following slides show some elements to consider when designing your master bedroom. To learn more, read "How To Make Your Master Bedroom A Sacred Space."
MSNBC recently explored the idea of how boredom affects divorce and while the potential may seem scary, the solution is surprisingly easy. "Shared challenges and exciting diversions are what make relationships hot long after the wedding gown has been packed up and stored away" the article states. "Boredom and a dull, daily routine, can kill a marriage, squashing intimacy and romance."
Is it the official-looking license? Or is it the round, sparkling symbol of unending commitment? In either case, an increasing number of couples are foregoing marriage, staying together with a more open-door policy. Many of these same couples, what sociologists have labeled committed unmarrieds (CUs) readily have children, reports Lisa Davis for Newsweek.
Many a busy woman with a jam-packed schedule has daydreamed about having a nice, cozy man-wife, with bulging biceps, at home. After all, who wouldn't want to come home to a home-cooked meal hot off the over, a neatly made bed and a stack of freshly scented laundry....that's already been pristinely ironed and folded. In Annie Sanders' new book, Busy Woman Seeks Wife, one woman gets just this.
"Eventually, money affects every part of a romantic relationship. Where you live, where you eat, where you vacation, where your kids go to school and what car you drop them off in," says Bethany Palmer of The Money Couple who wrote, First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage. The tricky part is knowing at what point financial matters should enter your relationship and how to bring up money matters.
We've all heard the rumors—celebrities hooking up with their partners on Dancing With The Stars. Occasionally it's true. Actress Shannon Elizabeth and dance partner Derek Hough started dating when she appeared on season six and are still together. Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff made for heavy-duty tabloid fodder for nearly two years, until she learned there were other partners on his dance card.
Compatibility was already complicated enough. She's an only-child; he's from a family of 12. He's a meticulous planner; she's fly-by-her-seat spontaneous. She's all urban; he's a rustic nature lover. But technology is fast adding an entirely new layer of compatibility for would-be couples. And it can suss out the potential for a relationship in a matter of dates, reports Monica Hesse for Washington Post Styles.
Remember how much fun you had playing the airplane game as a child? There you were airborne, hoisted onto someone else's knees. Well, you can relive the fun now with your man through this acro-yoga workout. This newer variation of yoga starts with standard poses and then adds layers of influence from Thai massage and circus tricks.
When couples get hitched they agree, often in front of large audiences, to support each other through the thick and thin. It's well understood that there will be times when one of the partners in the union will need a bit of propping up. But what happens when both partners need a boost?
ScienceDaily reports the natural hormone oxytocin, often referred to as the "love hormone," may actually help couples communicate. Oxytocin is naturally present during orgasm and when women breastfeed; the synthetic version, Pitocin, is used to help induce labor. Time recently reported that a synthetic oxytocin nasal spray has been seen to reduce anxiety and shyness, and to increase generosity.
Poll: When Do You Introduce Your New Boyfriend To The Family?: I avoid it as long as possible. Right away. If my family doesn't like him, then it's not even worth continuing the relationship. I wait a few months to see how long-term the relationship is going to be. I don't really plan it out. It usually just happens randomly.