If you've ever been in a relationship that made you super unhappy and stressed, then you know what it's like to feel so emotionally drained that you just don't know what you can do to make things change. There's nothing worse than not being able to figure out where things went wrong or how to fix it. There's no question that toxic relationships can have a negative affect on our lives (especially when there are kids involved) but knowing how to put an end to things is a battle in and of itself.
Even though falling in love can be really easy, making things work can be really hard sometimes. Being in a relationship isn't just about going on dates and spending time together. Being able to really connect with your significant other can make the difference between a healthy relationship and a strained one. In fact, if you seriously want the love, as well as the spiritual and emotional connection between you and your partner, to last, working hard to maintain your relationship is key.
We're pretty sure that we all have a "type". But if you've noticed that all of your relationships end in the same way, you may want to reevaluate how you approach to the dating game. Seriously, while having a type can have its perks, it can also hurt your love life. In fact, dating the same type of person pretty much sets us up for failure.
Nowadays, it's pretty common for couples who are in love to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. In fact, it almost seems as if cohabitation has become a major part of the dating world today. But the truth is that there is a lot of research that both supports and rejects the idea of living together without being married. Can living together actually end up ruining your relationship?
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?
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?
Even though dealing with all of the challenges that come along with connecting with someone can be pretty hard, it doesn't mean that we should throw in the deal just becaue the going is getting tough. No matter how difficult it gets, you have to remember to give it your all—especially if you think that your relationship is worth fighting for.
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.
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.
Based on our own experiences, we know that the dating scene is rough out there. Instead of meeting men who are both secure and emotionally mature, we sometimes run into guys who pretty much act like they are still in high school—Which is seriously frustrating. But even though these less than stellar dates may make it seem like all guys are immature, the fact is that there are still emotionally mature men out there. If we want to find a great guy (who acts his age and not his shoe size), we've got to be upfront about our wants and needs.
Ladies, Halloween isn't just for dressing up. If you've been looking for ways to revive those sparks in your love and sex life, take some inspiration from this sexy holiday and get ready to play a role that'll really spice things up in the bedroom.
How are you supposed to find love if you don't put yourself out there?
After being together for so long, it’s pretty much a given that we're going to butt heads with our partners. But sometimes, when it's in the heat of the moment, we can say things that are really hurtful. When it comes to arguing, which sex is more likely to lose it? In general, is constantly fighting healthy?
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?
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?