When your dates always end the same way, it's hard not to think that all men are the same and are just after one thing. But pushing aside any horrible experiences from past relationships, could there be seriously some truth to that thought?
When it comes to love, wanting to know if your relationship is healthy (or just plain normal) is pretty natural. No matter how great things are going, there's always going to be a part of us that wonders if what we're experiencing is par for the course; being anxious is just in our nature. it doesn't help that we sometimes let this anxiety get to us, making us feel as if we have to compare our own marriage to everyone else's. But who knows what's supposed to happen? What does a normal marriage even look like, anyway?
Why is it that the older we get, the harder it is for us to jump back into the dating scene? Because of societal expectations, we often feel like we've missed out by not marrying and having kids by a certain age. But is it seriously still possible to find love even as we get older?
From the way he laughs at all of your jokes to how his hand fits into yours, being with him is intoxicating; in fact, all it takes is one look from your lover to send your heart racing and make you fumble with your words. If you've ever been in love, then you know that it can be addicting. But is there a scientific reason behind this?
If you're one of the lucky people who got to marry their soulmate, feeling like your heart is going to explode from happiness and love pretty much comes with the territory. But sometimes, life and work and everything that comes with having a family can get in the way and your partner might start pulling away a bit. In some cases, as times passes, you may find that he seems less interested in being intimate. 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.