Without a doubt, any relationship has its’ ups and downs. Couples who are in it for the long-term are committed to sticking things out through thick and thin. They come up with new ways to get through challenges together, but overcoming difficulties becomes increasingly difficult when one partner feels alone in the relationship.
If you and your partner both want to, it’s fine to have sex on Labor Day. Just don’t turn your sex into Labor Day. Sex is neither complicated nor simple, and it’s neither play nor drudgery. It can be any of these—it just depends on how you approach it. Too many people unintentionally make sex complicated and full of anxiety, effort, and disappointment—and then they blame sex.
Jealousy... is a mental cancer. ~B.C. Forbes Jealousy will make you crazy. When you are in its grip the feeling is almost unbearable. It can make you physically sick and unable to focus on anything else. Jealousy will compel you to do things and say things you will later regret and you can never take back. Jealousy can single handily destroy a good relationship.
We've all been there. You've met a new guy. You've gone on a date or two. And you can't stop thinking about him. Or talking about him. Or obsessing to see if he's emailed/called/texted/tweeted/or posted on your wall in the last five seconds. And so you check...and re-check your phone or your Facebook or your email--over and over again. You know it's irrational, but you just can't seem to stop.
Question: My hubby and I don't like the same TV programs at all. We end up in different rooms most night, even though we both work all day and then rush to take care of the kids. We're both comfortable with the arrangement, but does that spell distance and detachment down the road??
It is “the initial mystery” that is exciting when you are first starting out with someone new. It is the lure that keeps your attention & wanting more. Being too available or too accommodating in the initial stages changes that dynamic, which inevitably causes new encounters to fizzle. People need to hold back a little piece of themselves in the beginning & let time take its’ course. Why are we always in such a rush to prove ourselves to the “new” person?
The other day, my friend was distraught over how his wife has been treating him lately. The two had begun the process of getting divorced when she suddenly had a change in attitude and promised she would change. Sadly, that promise lasted only a couple of weeks. After we discussed the situation, we began exploring what he should expect from his partner and it led me to think about what characteristics I should be looking for in a man so that I don’t end up in a similar situation someday.
Trying to get your guy to tell you what's bothering him? Wondering why he doesn't seem interested in hearing about your horrible day? Don't worry, ladies: It's not that your boyfriend doesn't care or that he's trying to seem strong. According to a new study, it's just that most males think discussing problems is a waste of time.
When it comes to looks, women are typically more forgiving than men. I tend to believe that the first thing that attracts a man to a woman is her looks. On the other hand, a woman wants a man who comes off as intelligent, powerful, and strong. That does not necessarily equate to “good looking”. I remember dating a guy several years ago who was a very well known male model. On a scale of 1-10 this guy was an 11, for sure! He was tall, had a chiseled facial structure, strong arms.
Divorce Sales, the latest craze to come out of Los Angeles, is a company founded by entrepreneur Jill Alexander. The 37-year-old smartypants started the company to help wealthy divorcees sell down their stuff.
I've read so many articles lately: Why he cheats. Why she cheats? How to heal from cheating? etc. there are so many articles on infidelity lately. The real issue is HONESTY or more accurately, dishonesty. Why is he dishonest? Why is she dishonest? and How to heal from dishonesty. Should be the real names of these articles. Why does someone cheat? It's simple. They are uncomfortable with the ramifications of being completely honest with the person they are involved with.
If your partner happens to be going on a business trip, you may want to make sure they’re not headed to one of the following seven European cities.
Divorce and breakups are sweeping through the lives of some of my dearest girlfriends these days. As a result, I've been having deep and complex conversations about love, secrecy, and commitment, and I find myself seriously wondering: are lifelong married couples–the ones I've always idealized for having found and sustained true love–really happy? Or have I unknowingly been idealizing (and thus, torturing myself with) a true love concept that doesn't really exist?
Our romantic relationships help us see all aspects of our personalities. All of our relationships do this, but romantic relationships do it in the most intense way. Romantic partners are mirrors, reflecting back parts of your personality that you may or many not want to look at. Romantic relationships offer the opportunity to heal wounded parts of yourself. Any conflict you have, especially if it’s a conflict that comes back repeatedly, is showing you where you have a wounded part of yourself that wants to be healed.
You leave the emotional garbage at the door and he knows how to get you all hot and bothered. You don’t insist on post-coital pillow talk and he doesn’t expect you to cook breakfast the morning after. You have mind-blowing sex and could care less how each other’s day was at the office. This isn’t that kind of relationship.
Many people share with us that they are seeking the “cure” to their relationship woes. They’re looking for something they could do, change, fix, adjust, add or remove that will take away their loneliness and bring love to their lives. This investigative thinking is definitely part of the cure; the challenge, of course is the reality that none of this happens instantly.