According to recent studies, the divorce rate has been going strong at fifty percent for years. With numbers like that to look forward, it makes it hard to be optimistic about relationships. Even though there's so much love to go around, we can't understand why it keeps on rising and whether the number of couples calling it quits will ever go down. What does this mean for love? Honestly, is there any hope?
With the amount of stuff we have on our plates everyday, it's going to take a lot more than begging to get your wife in the mood. There is nothing easy about having to balance work and taking care of the kids — all while trying to fit in time for a breather. Sex isn't an obligation. It doesn't matter how long you've been together; you have to work on the build up to get the pay off.
Deciding to finally settle down and raise a family with your soulmate is a pretty big deal. Whether you plan it or not, taking care of the kids (and your husband) pretty much becomes a full time job, which makes sneaking in sexy time like mission impossible. Lately, your marriage (and overall sex life) has seriously been lacking intimacy and it's becoming a problem. How can you get it on when you're just not in the mood?
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?
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?
Making the decision to get a divorce is scary, but what's even scarier is what comes after the decision has been made. If you and your soon to be ex have decided that you'd prefer a more civil separation, there's no question that opting for mediation is the best solution for everyone involved. If you know what qualities to look for in a good mediator, the benefits of seeking divorce mediation are endless.
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.
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