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?
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.
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.
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?
Sometimes we mistake sexuality for intimacy. What's the difference? And which is more important for your relationship? Our experts differentiate between the two terms and discuss how to increase your levels of intimacy or sexuality in a 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.
Alice and Timmy seem to have the perfect life BUT their TV habits and tastes are not in alignment. And it's tearing their relationship apart. Watch as these two lovable 1950s characters manage their DVR space, taste in programs and SPOILER alerts. Maybe TiVo can keep Alice and Timmy from getting a one-way ticket to Splitsville.
Jealousy is never about just one thing; in relationships, it can often indicate that there are deeper issues at play. Listen up to this relationship coach advice if you've ever wondered: can a healthy amount of jealousy ever be good for you?
The use of porn in romantic relationships is a hot-button issue. These relationship expert opinions show that while it may be used recreationally to enhance your love life, it can also perpetuate a harmful fantasy. What do you think about porn in relationships?