By Wellness and Fitness expert, Brett Blumenthal for GalTime.com communicating effectively for a healthier well-being
In response to a previous column, I received the following letter, which I would like to share with my readers. Question: My question is very personal, but I read your blog and found it interesting. My husband, believe it or not, says he has to be in the mood for oral sex especially when I want to do it to him. Is this odd? Do you think I am doing something wrong? I want to please him, and I personally enjoy it. Any advice you can give I would appreciate. ...Allison
All over the world there are women just like you who, come the fall season, resign themselves to the life of a "football widow." You don't even have to be married to have the title. It applies to any woman who must cope with the temporary death of her relationship during football season. But, don't worry. Here are the five best ways to cope if you have lost your relationship to football season.
As much as I value marriage and family, I often wonder if we are not fooling ourselves as a society that the institute of marriage is the defining factor or that the term marriage needs to be redefined itself. There are an overwhelming number of individuals that hit a wall in their marriage when the couples are in their forties. There is almost a biological time cap that is happening to marriage in this day and age and that is after a period of time the marriage moves into a comfortable friendship and is no longer sexy or even fun.
Are you frustrated by your “broken picker?” Learn how to navigate the tricky space between picky and selective using these four tips! If you are sick of attracting men who are emotionally unavailable, it’s not because you have a “broken picker!” More likely, you are not listening to what he says (many women have selective hearing and interpret everything he says based on what they want), not listening to your gut, or jumping into a relationship so fast it makes it hard to get out when you know it’s the right thing to do.
By Bernadette McCadden for CupidsPulse.com The summer time is notorious for producing flings, and why not? When the sun is high and you and your man are together, everything seems perfect. It’s easy to just have fun with your guy and not have it become too serious or worry about where it might lead.
Communication is crucial in a healthy relationship, and most guys are game to answer any questions you may have. However, there are some questions that a man never wants to to hear come out of a woman's mouth. To avoid ruining your chances with a guy, here are four things to avoid saying to a man.
If you have been in a relationship for a long time then you won’t be able to accept the fact that one of you has to go away for a long time. Of course, you may have no choice if one of you got accepted for a higher paying job in another country. Sometimes, you have to make some sacrifices for the good of the future of the marriage especially if you already have children then it would be for the benefit of their education. Most people would say this type of relationship rarely works because the pair rarely sees each other personally.
There is so much excitement in the air when both of you find out you are going to have a child. Unfortunately, you would experience a lot of problems when the baby comes out. You will find out you won’t have time for each other anymore because of the new member in your family. However, this is just another obstacle in making your family work as you must sacrifice for the good of your child. If you find yourself not getting enough time with your partner then you must know you will get more time with him when the baby grows up.
Whether you are making eyes at some hunky guy over your latte, or on a first date with a man you think might be a keeper, you need to know how to tell if a man is interested in you. Check in using our Five Point “Is He Into Me” System – and wonder no more!
In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes you may find it’s not so easy to give up your struggles. You may have trouble letting go of the fighting habit because of two factors: social expectations (expectations the people around you have about marriage) and myths (common beliefs not based on fact.) Myths and Expectations about Fighting
Aside from being a relationship expert in private practice, I also teach at a local university. Recently, I had the opportunity to teach a class on Relationships and Marriage. A great deal of the material is devoted to providing proper expectations. One of the students said that she felt the course should be mandatory for all college students. I believe many of us in the field would agree with her.
The secret to having great dating experiences is to make each and every date an adventure. A memorable, enriching event that gives you the chance not only to explore possibilities with a new prospective partner, but also to engage in an activity that will be inpiring and worthwhile, whether the person you're with is a keeper or not.
Any parent knows that as beautiful as the journey of raising a child is, it's certainly not without conflict. Here, our Experts have tackled 13 common parent-parent and parent-child conflicts. Read on for expert advice on how to manage and overcome disagreements about discipline, domesticity and 12 other common arguments.