Because ALS took her voice away, she had a very special card for his birthday. Yes, she could no longer speak, but their love, their daily sacrifice spoke louder than any human words were capable of communicating. Meet Julie and Charles.
So how do you show up for your partner in the midst of crisis? What's the right way to respond? Here are a few golden nuggets for you.
Are there any smart men out there left to marry? According to divorced Princetonian Susan Patton's book, Marry Him by Choice, Not Chance, they aren't. Her book explains that all the good smart men are found in college. She advises women to first focus on finding a good partner in marriage and then a career. What do you think? While a lot of her tips are archaic I do see some truth in her statements.
Many think that the babies are the priority, but in the big picture, your marriage is critical to their development so I put the emphasis on that.
Perhaps we should all reevaluate the true meaning of this time of the year and reintegrate a little fun into the holidays! Follow my seven simple steps to relieve stress and regain inner tranquility during your holiday season.
A personal relationship is so much more than its transactional aspects. And we are wise when we put that part of the relationship in its place, relegating it to a lower level of significance. We can instead work to cultivate a more mutual generosity and trust.
The real secret to a long and happy marriage is whatever works for you.
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.
I've been gay my whole life, a Certified Financial Planner for well over a decade, coupled with my sweetheart for six years and married to him for 13 months and counting. From this perspective, I'd like to share a few tips for a happy, healthy and successful marriage with my LGBT brethren.
I went to Hong Kong for more personal reasons -- to attend the 92nd birthday party of my future daughter-in-law's maternal grandmother. A week is a long time to be among 'strangers' -- people I had never met and whose culture, heritage, customs and, in some cases, language -- I do not share.
Has the sex in your marriage gotten a bit dull? Is your schedule so busy that it just isn't happening very often? Do you feel disconnected from your husband and want to reignite your intimacy and connection? Or is everything going smoothly, but the two of you just want to have some fun together? In all of those cases, I have two words for you -- hotel sex!
Negotiation in a healthy relationship involves two people who relate as equals. Here are a few example of topics to discuss proactively, before they might become a source of conflict.
Trust your partner by trusting yourself first. Be open and honest with your partner by being open and honest with yourself first. Cultivating a healthy relationship is an ongoing adventure -- requiring playfulness, creativity, and commitment.
You're a newlywed -- congratulations! Welcome to the blissful, stress-free start of marriage, where you and your partner are so in sync, you're almost one person. Or are you?
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