If you're one of the lucky people who got to marry their soulmate, feeling like your heart is going to explode from how happy and in love you are pretty much comes with the territory. Naturally, you take every chance you can get to reconnect with him physically and emotionally. And then, one day, he starts turning you away. In fact, the more time has passed, the less interested he seems in being intimate with you. Why the sudden change? What does this mean for your marriage?
Based on our own personal experiences, we can all admit that no couple gets along 100% of the time. In fact, it's completely normal to have differing opinions and for said opinions to create conflict. However, how much fighting is too much fighting? Is there a way to tell whether the arguments are covering up a bigger issue? When two people are so passionate about their relationship and each other, it only makes sense that they're willing to duke it out to get their point across. The problem lies in not knowing how to differentiate between a lover's spat and a full out war.
It's only natural that we want to tell our kids that everything they touch turns to gold. But there comes a time when constantly patting your children on the back will only cause them to have a sense of entitlement. If you want them to grow up with a healthy self-esteem, the endless stream of praises may have to be put on hold.
Dating after a long break is tough under any circumstance. Whether you've just gotten out of a long term relationship with your girlfriend or you've been focusing on other aspects of your life, the rules of dating change as time goes by. As a newly single woman, you're ready to mingle.. but the problem is you don't know how. If you've been out of the dating pool for awhile, it's completely understandable that you find it scary to step back in. However, you shouldn't let that stop you from finding love and having the time of your life.
Monogamy has been a controversial topic for quite some time. While some insist that monogamy is unnatural and outdated, other skeptics reject the overall notion of falling in love with and committing to just one person, going as far as to say that the state of monogamy is entirely impossible. Is being in a monogamous relationship really that difficult?
Somewhere along the line we've convinced ourselves that we can't be happy in a relationship unless our partner is also our soulmate. But does this perfect person really exist? Is there just one "The One"?
There's no question that the older you get, the pressure to be in a committed relationship or get married by a certain age will pretty much have a constant presence in your life. But do you really have to have a boyfriend on your birthday just because the big 4-0 [insert fabulous age] has rolled around? Contrary to popular belief, your shelf life has not expired.
If you've ever worried about where you and your partner are heading or whether the love you share will survive the many hurtles thrown your way, you're not alone. No matter how sturdy your physical or emotional connection is, there's no question that great relationships take a lot of work. That doesn't mean that the key to staying in love is a mystery; in fact, according to science, it actually makes perfect sense.
There's no question that we can all use a little reassurance from time to time but constantly requiring affirmation is a major turnoff (not to mention a total hit to your partner's sex drive). If you often find yourself asking him "Does this make me look fat?" or "Do you see the roll over my jeans?", we're going to have to stop you right there because this intervention is more than necessary.
In today's modern age, it's no surprise that texting has become a major part of the dating game. A lot of people have different communication styles but what happens if your style clashes with your partner's? What do you do if he only texts you and never wants to talk on the phone.
Although a lot of progress has been made in the fight for equality, coming out of the closet is still a hard experience to go through. Telling friends and family members that you're gay is tough under the best of circumstances — Can you imagine doing so when you're an older adult?
When you hit it off with someone you've just met online, it's natural to want to text them and pick up the conversation and flirting where you left off. But when it comes to dating fails, that's the first of many problems. If you've been wondering why you're not having any luck at online dating and don't know what to do to get them to call you back, you're going to have to listen up.
Expert power couple Carl Studna and Cynthia James join forces to discuss what factors determine a successful and long lasting relationship. Along their 15 year marriage they've gained some essential knowledge on how to establish and maintain a successful relationship.