After all of the anniversaries and memories, finding out that your husband broke his wedding vows by cheating on you is such a hard thing to deal with. There's nothing worse than feeling like you've been betrayed and that you lost your lover and best friend. And who could blame you? After spending so many years with the love of your life and raising a beautiful family together, only for him to cheat, there's no question that this betrayal is totally devastating. As crazy as it sounds, even though his infidelity seriously hurt you, it doesn't mean that it's not possible for you guys to find your way back together.
According to recent studies, the divorce rate has been going strong at fifty percent for years. With numbers like that to look forward, it makes it hard to be optimistic about relationships. Even though there's so much love to go around, we can't understand why it keeps on rising and whether the number of couples calling it quits will ever go down. What does this mean for love? Honestly, is there any hope?
With the amount of stuff we have on our plates everyday, it's going to take a lot more than begging to get your wife in the mood. There is nothing easy about having to balance work and taking care of the kids — all while trying to fit in time for a breather. Sex isn't an obligation. It doesn't matter how long you've been together; you have to work on the build up to get the pay off.
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?
From the way he laughs at all of your jokes to how his hand fits into yours, being with him is intoxicating; in fact, all it takes is one look from your lover to send your heart racing and make you fumble with your words. If you've ever been in love, then you know that it can be addicting. But is there a scientific reason behind this?
If you're one of the lucky people who got to marry their soulmate, feeling like your heart is going to explode from happiness and love pretty much comes with the territory. But sometimes, life and work and everything that comes with having a family can get in the way and your partner might start pulling away a bit. In some cases, as times passes, you may find that he seems less interested in being intimate. Why the sudden change? What does this mean for your marriage?
When you're married, you don't just share a life together but everything that goes along with it. But in the blink of an eye, this all changes when you decide to get a divorce. You suddenly find yourself back at square one, not only trying to reclaim your life but fighting for what's yours. Let's be honest; is 50/50 custody a realistic solution?
Making the decision to get a divorce is scary, but what's even scarier is what comes after the decision has been made. If you and your soon to be ex have decided that you'd prefer a more civil separation, there's no question that opting for mediation is the best solution for everyone involved. If you know what qualities to look for in a good mediator, the benefits of seeking divorce mediation are endless.
Based on our own personal experiences, we can all admit that no couple gets along 100% of the time. In fact, it's completely normal to have differing opinions and for said opinions to create conflict. However, how much fighting is too much fighting? Is there a way to tell whether the arguments are covering up a bigger issue? When two people are so passionate about their relationship and each other, it only makes sense that they're willing to duke it out to get their point across. The problem lies in not knowing how to differentiate between a lover's spat and a full out war.
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?
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.
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.
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.