My story today is a parable — though taken absolutely from true life. It's the story of how the people in charge of a famous, major American university allowed one of their football coaches to molest children for more than a decade, because the fame and prestige and money generated by the football program were more important to them than the children who were being molested.
As his woman, you could potentially get on his nerves. But as his best friend, he would love you until the end of time. Do what you must, but please consider the difference between best friend and girlfriend before you screw up your friendship. Here are 18 subtle relationship tips to check to see if you are ready to cross that line.
You thought your relationship with your partner was perfect. Happily ever after wasn't just a dream, it was your reality. Then, suddenly, you learn your man has been cheating on you. You wonder: Is there any way our relationship can be salvaged? In this video, counselor, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson answers the question: Can a relationship really survive an affair?
When it comes to financial matters, is your husband being totally upfront with you? Financial infidelity can be just as devastating to a relationship as emotional or sexual infidelity. Don't let your relationship fall victim to this deadly threat. Here are some signs that suggest that — when it comes to his spending and saving habits — he may be hiding something from you.
These days, monetary stress is more prevalent than ever. Stressing over your finances doesn't only put a strain on your shopping habits, but it can also take a huge toll on your relationship. Here are five steps to avoid the financial stress on your relationship.
In this day and age, most of us have friends of the opposite sex, whether they are co-workers, casual acquaintances or close confidantes. The question is: how close is too close when you're in a romantic relationship with someone else? Here are some signs that your so-called friendship may be entering the not-so-gray area of emotional infidelity.
When dealing with a case of the ex, there are generally two schools of thought. First, there's the "We're just friends, it's harmless, I only have eyes for you" group of people, who believe friendships with ex-lovers cause no real harm. On the opposite end are those (myself included) who feel that all ties with ex-boyfriends and girlfriends should be severed in order for new relationships to flourish.
A recent survey of over 100 mental health professionals puts to rest some longstanding myths about infidelity. YourTango Experts posed 23 probing questions to its members in an attempt to understand the apparent epidemic that plagues so many American couples today. Namely, the survey sought to uncover who cheats most (men or women), why, the impact of infidelity on relationships and how couples fare after one or both parties has cheated. The results were astounding.
In "Safety Not Guaranteed," two interns at "Seattle Magazine," Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and Arnau (Karan Soni), accompany their boss Jeff (Jake Johnson) on assignment to find a mysterious would-be time traveler in rural Washington state. The traveler, a small-town guy named Kenneth (Mark Duplass) has posted a classified ad looking for an able time-traveling partner who will have to bring his or her own weapons.
Everyone wants to be part of a happy and stable couple. But, with the divorce rate so high, creating emotionally intimate couplehood is a considerable challenge. Here are 6 crucial insights about how to maintain a thriving, romantic relationship.
I had an interesting conversation with some of my close girlfriends and they all have said the same thing lately: "Why the games?" I honestly have had that issue before with my relationships with men. Either I push them away to see if they will come running back or they push me away to see if I will come running back. Why do we do this to each other? Because inevitably the relationship will not last because someone in the relationship will get tired of being tested. The reason why we do this is TRUST!
Are you tormented by memories of men who've cheated on you before? Does infidelity from your past still haunt you today? If you've been cheated on, it's normal to worry that it will happen again ... but you don't have to let it ruin your chances of having a successful relationship. In this video, Relationship Therapist, Best-Selling Author and YourTango Expert Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil explains how to let go of your past while protecting yourself against infidelity in the future.
What if your life was perfect? What if all paths actually led up the mountain regardless of what choices you made, how much money you had or lost, how many times you were married or had sex, if you cheated or were totally devoted to the same person for 65 years? What if no matter which way you turned, a hundred or a thousand times, it all led to the same place? What if enough was what you already have? What if you were born with it and no matter what you did, it would be simply to gain more of what you already have? What if right now, it was true that you have enough love, enough attention, enough freedom, enough health, enough sex, enough courage and enough of what it takes to know you can never really have any more than what you have right now?