Unlike many lucky people, your childhood was anything but idyllic. And what's worse is that past issues are stopping you from trusting others now, and being happy in your post-adolescent life. You want to put your past behind you and lead a new life. But how can you, when everything that's happened to you has made you a mistrusting, wary adult?
Have you ever felt like you were being used ... sexually? In this video, psychologist, sex therapist and YourTango Expert Dr. Megan Fleming answers the following question in this instructional sex video: "My wife manipulates me through sex. Whenever she wants something, she's interested in me sexually, but otherwise, she isn't. What gives?"
Are you single? Having doubts about monogamy? After all, how is it possible for one person to meet all of your relationship needs? In this video, author, therapist and YourTango Expert Dr. Megan Fleming explains the ins and outs of monogamous relationships.
You thought your relationship with your partner was perfect. Happily ever after wasn't just a dream, it was your reality. Then, suddenly, you learn your man has been cheating on you. You wonder: Is there any way our relationship can be salvaged? In this video, counselor, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson answers the question: Can a relationship really survive an affair?
What's worse than getting caught up in your own personal drama? Getting caught up in somebody else's personal drama.
As if being single and dating isn't difficult enough, add to it that you're a recovering alcoholic and it all becomes doubly complicated. After all, dating often involves drinking, and while you may not want to make a big deal about your addiction, you also don't want to be dishonest about it.
The easiest way to relive guilt associated with infidelity is to tell the person you betrayed that you cheated. However, according to a poll of over 100 YourTango Experts, when someone in a relationship has been unfaithful, it isn't always best for him/her to tell his/her partner. So, what's a person supposed to do to feel better about her unfaithful past? And is she destined to repeat her mistakes — or worse — in the future?
Have you seen our wondrous Love-o-Matic fact generator yet? Stocked with hundreds of interesting little trivia nuggets about love, marriage, dating and sex, it can provide hours of entertainment, or just a few minutes of escapism.
While our moms tell stories of formal courtship, dating today is a whole different ballgame. There are no official rules we all abide by, and sometimes, it can be tough to tell where things are headed. If you've been dating someone for a little while without putting labels on your relationship, you may wonder whether it's safe to consider him your significant other — or if maybe he isn't so significant after all.
Common wisdom tells us ladies to make men wait for it. You know, monogamy before intercourse and all that jazz. But is it really true that you shouldn't be physically intimate with a man until you're in a committed relationship with him, or is it ever okay to let your hormones lead the way?
As if deciding to get divorced isn't tough enough, when you have kids, you have to find just the right way to tell them about it. But, what's the best way to break your children's heart? How do you tell them that mommy and daddy won't be living together any longer?
If you've been married for many years, you know how difficult it can be to keep the spark alive. Still, romance is an essential ingredient in every marriage, so it's important for every couple to find a way to fall in love over and over again. In this video, author, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Shela Dean explains how you can rekindle your romance once you've been married for a long time.
If you suspect your husband has checked out of your marriage emotionally, and you just want him to come clean so that you can have an honest dialogue about the state of your union, you've come to the right place. In this video, clinical psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Susan Pazak explains what to do when you feel like your husband isn't being comepletely candid with his thoughts and feelings about your marriage.