There's no question that maintaining a marriage is tough work. Despite what those movies would have you believe, marriage is not like a fairytale where everything just magically comes together. Not only is it ridiculously stressful at times, it takes two people to be willing to work at it in order for it to last. But that doesn't mean that having a happy and healthy relationship is impossible.
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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?
Even though it can be really hard trying to find some time to be intimate with our partners, it doesn't mean that sex has to come to a grinding halt just because we're busy caring for the kids.
One of our top priorities is making sure that our children are not only properly cared for, but are healthy too. But if we're being totally honest, taking care of the kids 24/7 can be a bit draining. Even though it seems like we should be putting our kids' well-being before our own on a constant basis, it can actually start to take a toll on our marriage.
Every relationship has its troubles. Instead of arguing, here's why it's important to use effective communication to get your point across.
It goes without saying that going through a divorce can be really stressful. There's no question that it's hard having to think of what lies next for you now that you two are no longer together. But when you let the stress and anxiety get to you, it can end up consuming you. That's why it's so important to stop letting the sadness over what happened control your life. Just because your marriage ended doesn't mean you have to stop living.
Even though we love our partners, being married can sometimes feel like a job because of the amount of effort that it takes to make it work. Not only does it require a lot of time and energy for it to last, it's also super important to pay attention—especially when it comes to our partner's needs. That's what makes the moment we realize that we aren't as intimate as we used to be really hard to deal with. Even though thinking about the lack of sex in our relationship can be scary, there are ways to fix this.
Everyone has at least a few second thoughts when they're getting married. But figuring out if our cold feet are pre-wedding jitters or something so much more serious is where the real battle begins. After all, it's very easy to get caught up in the hype of the wedding and forget about the marriage that comes after it.
After being married for so long, it can be incredibly hard to acknowledge the changes happening both in and out of the bedroom. Sometimes, our expectations for our sex life don't match up with reality. Being able to talk about our wants and needs is the first step to bringing that intimacy back. Just because you're married doesn't mean that you can't spice it up in bed!
There's no question that all relationships take work. Even though it's a really hard thing to hear, we sometimes have to realize that simply loving someone isn't enough to make a marriage last. You could care for someone with all of your heart and still have issues in your marriage that you wished you could work out without rocking the boat. What makes matters worse is that according to recent studies, a whooping fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. With the divorce statistics stacked up so high, it makes us wonder if there really are ways to make our relationships work.
With the kids always keeping us on our feet, trying to sneak in some alone time with our partners is pretty much like mission impossible. Even though having our husbands constantly nagging us for sex when we're just not feeling it can be super frustrating, we hate making them feel like they're being rejected. There has to be a way to find some kind of middle ground.
We spend our whole lives forming connections with the people around us; whether it's by talking to a stranger we normally pass on the street or falling in love with our soulmate, the strong bonds that we make throughout our lifetime shape who we are. According to recent studies, our attachment style actually has a major effect on our relationship!
Trying to find someone who shares the same interests as you sometimes feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Don't even get us started on how hard it is to meet people who are upfront about their intentions. But if you're dating around with the hope that you'll find the perfect guy and get married, being totally honest about it will actually work in your favor.