It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a monogamous partnership? Is sex with someone other than your spouse really worth the risk? And how do you even bring up the topic?
Mr. Trump (and others) want to make an issue of Hillary and Bill's marriage due to Bill's marital indiscretions and her reactions to them. I want to make an issue of what matters: That they stayed together!
"I have been dating a great guy for a year and a half, and he moved into my condo 6 months ago. I knew going in that he was divorced (for five years) and has an eight year old son. He is close to his ex, and it's good that they get along, but it's a bit too close."
Ladies, we're on the same team. We're in this thing together. Relationships are hard work, love is a battlefield, men can simultaneously be annoyingly simple and absurdly confusing. The friendships we strike and the support we provide one another is powerful. Please, let's put each other first.
Seek help and find kindness for yourselves and each other everyday as a top priority, not an afterthought. After the burning of the old, inevitably comes the shoots of new life. Give it time, give it plenty of the water of compassion.
It's those hopeful, determined souls who knowingly build a house upon a rotted, unstable foundation who are the brave ones, isn't it?
You cannot stay with a man who continues to hurt you, even though he does sound like a troubled guy and possibly a love or sex addict, without any change from him. That is a waste of the one life you get, and it teaches your kids that one partner can just crap all over the other, and the other's job is to take it.
For the new year, I put out a call for questions on my newsletter about surviving disaster. Nearly a dozen people wrote to ask me a similar question: how does one forgive themselves if they are the one who cheated?
Many of us believe in the concept of trying to work things out no matter what. That we will go to the ends of the earth, and put up with almost anythi...
All over the world, every second of the day, people are rather blindly starting "relationships" via social media, many without even realizing it. And before long, what started out as an innocent "nice to meet you, loved your post" turns into something much more, something people start to attach themselves to, something you have to explain to your angry spouse!
Guilt can keep us "in line," and take over our lives and convince us that we are "bad people" and stop us from living our lives fully. Guilt is a tricky number. But guilt can be an aphrodisiac too. Some of the best sex is so good exactly because we are so bad!
If you've ever wanted to set sail for the Island of Misfit Toys, take heart. Here are my pointers for getting through the holiday season if you're unaccustomed to being single.
She was one of your best friends. The betrayal is a double whammy. How could he? How could she?
It's not always possible to know where the relationship went wrong. Many divorces are caused by infidelity, so how do we stop ourselves from getting to that point? Here are five tips for having a long-lasting, thriving relationship.
Surviving infidelity takes time, but, I can tell you, you will survive and learn to trust yourself again and love again.
At work, we show up 100 percent, are on time, are responsible, are proactive and intentional. Then, when we get home, we bring what Perel calls, "the leftovers". We're exhausted, we're on autopilot and even flat out lazy. No wonder desire and intimacy is dwindling with this way of showing up.