The song, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, was made famous by Aretha Franklin, and she sure had it right as far as it being a really important aspect in relationships. But as you may have guessed, respect is only one of the main ingredients to building a solid foundation. As a relationship expert, I’d like to discuss another very important foundational aspect to any solid relationship: trust. The online dictionary defines it as “a firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.” I have no
If you've been around sex addiction meetings long enough, you've no doubt heard people talking about "disclosure." While there are many different ways to go through the disclosure process, I thought I'd spend a few minutes discussing what disclosure is all about and why you might consider going through it.
This past month, I have been enrolled in a 7 week therapist’s course given by Melissa Orlov on the ADHD effects on marriage. Melissa, who is an expert on this subject, and who has written the book (by the same name) The ADHD Effects on Marriage, offers its’ readers one of the most comprehensive and clearly written books that I have read on this subject.
By Relationship & Sex Talk, Jane Greer, Ph.D. for GalTime.com dealing with evidence of exes “Mirror Mirror” star Lily Collins was seen recently in pictures with Jamie Campbell Bower, taken while filming a movie together in Canada. That’s a change. We’re used to seeing Lily in photos with Zac Efron. But rumor has it that Lily and Zac have now split.
By Unlocked Love Matchmakers, Mary Wright for Galtime.Com rebuilding after betrayal Relationships can be challenging, but infidelity can create a hardship that causes the relationship to collapse. After discovering that your partner has been cheating, you may begin to question yourself and wonder how you missed the warning signs.
Will he make a good father? Can you count on him? Is he good in bed? To answer these questions and more, find out what you may be able to tell about a man just by looking at him.
Peggy had been married to James for 14 years when she first consulted with me for help with her relationship and her anxiety. "I can't stand being in this marriage anymore. We have two wonderful children and I don't want to break up this family, but I'm miserable and anxious much of the time. I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells and I can't be myself."
Bad news: Americans have serious trust issues. Of course, that's a broad statement, so allow me to elaborate: We don't trust our partners, which leads to snoop through their cell phones as a result.
While experts say that the risk of divorce is 50 percent higher when one spouse comes from a divorced home, and 200 percent higher risk when both of them do, adults don't have to let their parents' divorce dictate their futures. While the numbers may appear against them, research shows that adult children of divorce can learn skills that help them to be great marriage partners. In fact, some even argue that children of divorce have happier marriages, based on the findings from a 2011 PEW Research Center report.
Though many people wouldn't forgive a partner for cheating under any circumstances, many of us, for various reasons, would at least begin to go in that direction. Many experts, including those on YourTango, have helpful advice on how to move toward reconciliation, and how to understand why cheating occurs.
After a lifetime of working on myself, I have made a profound discovery. I have become overly self-sufficient. I trust and believe in myself, but there is something bigger, better and more delicious available and sometimes, my need to be overly independent can compromise that. I am suggesting that there is more to life than trusting ourselves.
When a couple comes in for therapy, I need to remember that they have been doing other things with their lives and passions, not mastering intimacy-building techniques. Usually, they are beginners and the best thing we can do in our sessions is slow down ...
A happy marriage rests on a foundation of unquestioned trust. If you want your marriage to be all it can be, you must know how to create this kind of trust. Most couples think of trust exclusively in terms of being sexually faithful, which is essential, but there's more to it.
In a recent study, at the University Of Notre Dame, Anita Kelly, a Psychology Professor, reported that when peoples lies went up during the week, their health went down. Conversely, she reported that when people’s lies decreased, their overall health improved. This is amazing news, connecting our emotional life with our physical wellbeing. Anyone who has ever attended a 12 step meeting knows that addiction and lies go hand in hand.