Just the thought of having a relationship where we get butterflies every single time we're with our partner puts a smile on our face; it makes us want to believe that real love is all about connecting with someone without the physical. But one thing that people don't realize is that sex actually plays a key in maintaining our relationships and making them last!
Wanting to spice up the sexual energy in your relationship is nothing to be embarrassed about; in fact, the need to find ways to get closer to your partner is completely natural. But is there a way to keep the chemistry alive from the beginning without having to struggle to reignite the flame?
When it comes to dating in the modern age, the vast amount of rules we tend to listen to and follow without question makes finding the one incredibly stressful. Just how many dates should you go on before you have sex? Despite being one of the most popular questions asked by Ok Cupid and the rest of the online dating world, pinning down the answer isn't as easy as simply checking off an option.
Nothing gold can stay, right? Wrong, it just takes polishing. And relationships take the same sort of upkeep. If you want the spiritual and emotional connection between you and your partner to last, working hard to maintain your relationship is key.
Researchers say that within a short two to four years, the chemistry between a couple begins to wear off. So even if it's normal for long-term couples to lose "the spark" over time, how can they keep the romance alive?
When you're in a committed relationship, it goes without saying that you know your partner well. Sure, things in the bedroom can get stale over time, but the trust and comfortable familiarity you share with each other allows you to explore and experiment—making lovemaking exciting again.
Being in a healthy and committed relationship is all about making sure to effectively communicate with your partner as well as listen to their emotional needs. But what happens when you begin to fall so deep in love that you forget to listen to what your own heart wants?
After divorce, it isn't easy to get back into the dating game. You're so new to the whole process, that you may put it off or refuse to date entirely. However, putting yourself out there and seeing new people is one of the most important steps towards moving on. Dating Coach Julianne Cantarella is here to guide you back into the world of dating. In order to go on dates, you must find potential matches. Julianne suggests several ways in which you can meet a potential date.
Traditonally, we view healthy relationships as solely monogamous; a relationship that involves ONLY two people. However, times have changed and some couples have become more open to the idea of a non-monogamous relationship. This stirs up a question: "Can a couple live a happy and healthy non-monogamous relationship?"
Isn't it strange how sometimes couples who seem perfect together break up, while couples who seem completely mismatched can last a lifetime? It makes you wonder: is there any rhyme or reason for how relationships turn out? In this video, Relationship Coach, Author and YourTango Expert Shela Dean discusses the warning signs that indicate whether a relationship is destined for long-term success.