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 While some insist that monogamy is unnatural and outdated, other skeptics reject the overall notion of falling in love with and committing to just one person, going as far as to say that the state of monogamy is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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
There's definitely some truth to the saying that our relationships, romantic and otherwise, define us. But how do we make sure that all of our relationships are healthy and not poisonous to us? Is it possible that there's more to Gandhi's famous words "Be the change you want to see" than we may have originally thought?
We all know the rules: NO SEX on the first date. But what if someone told you that rolling in the hay wouldn't make or break your relationship?
When your once active love and sex life begin to take a turn for the worse, is there any way of saving your relationship? In this video, Relationship expert Matthew Walters is joined by YourTango marriage experts Esther Perel, Lesli Doares, Cynthia Chestnut and Elisabeth LaMotte to touch on the nitty gritty reasons why the feelings of love and intimacy shared between you and your partner sometimes change.
Do you have crazy trust issues? When you're out on a date with your partner, does he often get whiplash from your mood swings? If you find that you are constantly being visited by the green eyed monster, it's more than possible that you are playing a hand in wrecking your own relationship.
Do you find yourselves having the same fight over and over? How can you effectively communicate with your partner without going to bed angry? Relationship expert John Gray is joined by YourTango experts Bonnie Eaker Weil, Christine Baumgartner, Tammy Nelson and Susan Campbell to discuss the possible reasons why you and your husband are constantly fighting.