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.
Every relationship has its troubles. Instead of arguing, here's why it's important to use effective communication to get your point across.
Even though your palms are sweating and it's getting harder to speak, you've finally mustered up the courage to confront the cute guy that you've been crushing on for months. It's almost as if time stops for those first few seconds after you push your nerves aside and just tell him how you feel; and when he says that he feels the same, you can't help the smile that breaks. But even though you both seem to be on the same page, there's a difference between having the guts to be open about your feelings and actually being ready for a relationship.
If you're afraid that you are the only one who is serious about going steady, you've come to the right place. Through a series of gaffs, miscues and flubs, Timmy Gordon figures out what to do when you think your lady may be committing infidelity.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in routine that our relationships lose the spark that was there in the beginning. The tension can stack up, leading to less spontaneous and sometimes boring sex. Trying to figure out how to spice up our sex lives can be pretty hard when we don't know what we should change. That's one of the reasons why talking with our partners is so important. If we really think about it, there's really one thing that can instantly improve our experience—And that's emotional intimacy.
After everything we've been through in our relationship, that moment when we finally hit our breaking point can be really heartbreaking. Even though we may have been with our partner for a long time, the fact that things have not been going so well can make us feel like enough is enough. Having to lie awake at night, overthinking every single problem seriously sucks; that just makes it even harder to figure out whether our relationship is worth saving or if we should just throw the towel in and walk away. Sometimes, love isn't enough to save a sinking ship—But that doesn't mean that we can't try if we really think that there's a possibility that it'll make a difference.
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.
It goes without saying that going through a divorce can be really stressful. There's no question that it's hard having to think of what lies next for you now that you two are no longer together. But when you let the stress and anxiety get to you, it can end up consuming you. That's why it's so important to stop letting the sadness over what happened control your life. Just because your marriage ended doesn't mean you have to stop living.
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.
There's no question that falling in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But that doesn't mean that it can't get complicated from time to time. What's really interesting is that there is actually science behind how we fall in love, as well as why some relationships are more successful (not to mention more fulfilling) than others.
Even though we love our partners, being married can sometimes feel like a job because of the amount of effort that it takes to make it work. Not only does it require a lot of time and energy for it to last, it's also super important to pay attention—especially when it comes to our partner's needs. That's what makes the moment we realize that we aren't as intimate as we used to be really hard to deal with. Even though thinking about the lack of sex in our relationship can be scary, there are ways to fix this.
When your dates always end the same way, it's hard not to think that all men are the same and are just after one thing. But pushing aside any horrible experiences from past relationships, could there seriously be some truth to that thought?
We all know that the first date is always the most important date. After all, it's pretty much the foundation of a new relationship. Sometimes, it goes so well that you two feel really connected and want to take things up a notch. This the moment when you'll have to make a choice: Do you risk your budding relationship by having sex or wait until you've gone on a few more dates?
There's no question that all relationships take work. Even though it's a really hard thing to hear, we sometimes have to realize that simply loving someone isn't enough to make a marriage last. You could care for someone with all of your heart and still have issues in your marriage that you wished you could work out without rocking the boat. What makes matters worse is that according to recent studies, a whooping fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. With the divorce statistics stacked up so high, it makes us wonder if there really are ways to make our relationships work.