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 While some insist that monogamy is unnatural and outdated, other skeptics reject the overall notion of falling in love with and committing to just one person, going as far as to say that the state of monogamy is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?
Somewhere along the line we've convinced ourselves that we can't be happy in a relationship unless our partner is also our soulmate. But does this perfect person really exist? Is there just one "The One"?
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. These love tips from 'Love Sense' will prove just that.
There's no question that we can all use a little reassurance from time to time but constantly requiring affirmation is a major turnoff (not to mention a total hit to your partner's sex drive). If you often find yourself asking him "Does this make me look fat?" or "Do you see the roll over my jeans?", we're going to have to stop you right there because this intervention is more than necessary.
In today's modern age, it's no surprise that texting has become a major part of the dating game. A lot of people have different communication styles but what happens if your style clashes with your partner's? What do you do if he only texts you and never wants to talk on the phone.
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?
When you hit it off with someone you've just met online, it's natural to want to text them and pick up the conversation and flirting where you left off. But when it comes to dating fails, that's the first of many problems. If you've been wondering why you're not having any luck at online dating and don't know what to do to get them to call you back, you're going to have to listen up.
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?
What exactly are the real differences between men and women and just how critical is open and honest communication to bridging the gender gap?