Life, love, and marriage do not come with absolute guarantees. However, YourTango experts Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz show how you can greatly increase the odds that your marriage will last a lifetime.
“Miracles do happen,” wrote Chaim Weizman , the first President of Israel “but one has to work very hard for them.” To grow up and out of a painful, dysfunctional past and all its leftovers—feelings, memories, pain, confusion, anger, fear, and persistent dysfunctional relationship patterns— may seem like a miracle, too wonderful to be possible. But it can be done, if you have the right tools and support. The purpose of It Ends With You is to lead you from the problems of the past into a satisfying, joyful, and successful future.
Have you ever lost a relationship because of something that you didn’t do? Did your relationship end because one party didn’t feel appreciated? Most of us begrudgingly walk around the house doing “chores” because we have to. How many of us actually commit acts of service though? Have you ever tried thinking about the things that you do as a way of showing your feelings rather than chores?
A reader cheated on her boyfriend and he forgave her — kind of. Dr. Romance gives tips on handling a partner who feels betrayed and recognizing the signs when a relationship may really just be over.
"Jane" is working with me to get over an abusive ex-boyfriend. They broke up a year ago, and she can't stop thinking about Mr. Toxic Bad Boy. The sex was hot. She fell in love quickly. He came on strong at first, and then dropped her like a hot potato when she began to express what she needed in the relationship. She was heartbroken.
Quality time isn’t just being in the same room together either. It’s the time where two people can sit and talk, enjoy each other’s company and strengthen your relationships. This sometimes means that you will need to turn off the television, give your partner your undivided attention and actually speak to each other. Where to Start
If you're frustrated with online dating I have good news for you, you don't need to online date to meet someone. For thousands of years our species has survived without online dating you will to. Of course there are three things you will need to do. Step 1.
When I say touch I’m not referring to touch of a sexual nature either. Touching each other is a way to communicate feelings in addition to your words. Think about how much a simple hug can do for you. Some people are naturals at the art of touching and some need to put some effort into it. If you are the type of person who is a natural at expressing your feelings through touch, you will probably find that touch is something that is also very important to you.
Does it suck to be single? Only if you allow yourself to mire in that thought. Is there hope that you have the right fishhook to land someone? Only if you believe it to be true. YourTango expert Rick Clemons explains what's really standing in your way from finding love.
There is no need for you compare your now to the back then. It's only going to start trouble within your relationship. Doubting the love connection in your relationship is the king of relationship problems! If you want to shake the burdensome idea of a deficient relationship, this article by Dr Kristin Davin will help you cope with your emotions.
A new study reveals that social media may be responsible for increasing dissatisfaction in relationships. Relationship coach Lesli Doares addresses whether social media is the cause or the result of bad relationships.
Don't let hanger—or anger caused by hunger—prevent you from finding love! Find out what causes hanger and learn tips on ways to avoid taking it out on your date.
Sometimes, when you feel so disconnected, it's hard to find your way back. Just as winter turns into spring and everything comes back again, so can a relationship. YourTango expert Dr. Karen explains how to find the spark you once had and enjoy a great relationship.
When your once active love and sex life begin to take a turn for the worse, is there any way of saving your relationship? In this video, Relationship expert Matthew Walters is joined by YourTango marriage experts Esther Perel, Lesli Doares, Cynthia Chestnut and Elisabeth LaMotte to touch on the nitty gritty reasons why the feelings of love and intimacy shared between you and your partner sometimes change.
If you are finding yourself almost desperately trying to get the attention of a man you are already deep into a relationship with, or a new man who you just KNOW likes you, you may be - instinctively - doing all the WRONG things.
Do you purposely turn down a man because he doesn't drive that expensive sports car? Or on the other end of the spectrum, do you seek to date wealthy men? Here's why you shouldn't give up or date a guy because of trivial things: You'll miss out on love!
Weekly date nights, interests, hobbies, and friends can all be the cure to making your relationship work!