I didn't want to be that person, who gives up her awesome, wild, free, uniquely my own life, to be caught by the confines of a traditional relationship. I didn't want to give up my dreams. And I sure as hell didn't want to be anyone's possession.
I don't like to borrow things. I have a terrible track record. Invariably, I'll lose it. I'll break it. Or I will forget to return it.
I now ask myself if this is exactly what we are teaching our boys, who will become men, husbands, or partners and even fathers. Are we teaching them to become the figure that holds authority over women and children?
If dating and Cuffin' Season hasn't worked for you, perhaps try a new season: Courting Season.
Our marriage has taught me that equality means giving both partners an equal say and living a life of selfless and thoughtful action. In a healthy relationship where you are growing spiritually and emotionally, you will be pushed to do things you've never considered.
Do you feel like roommates with your spouse? Are you more likely to have an intimate conversation with a coworker instead of turning to your life par...
Continuing in the "What Your ... Wants You to Know" series of Conversation Catalysts created to help stimulate you having positive and long overdue co...
The unfortunate reality is that relationships might start strong, but many times people lose their passion, their connection, and their way. The realization that love isn't like The Notebook all the time, every day can be startling or sad for many people... which often causes them to drop back even further from their partner.
A relationship, a marriage even, is not the ne plus ultra of all lifestyles. On the contrary: I've never been as unhappy as I've been in an unhappy relationship. Loneliness in pairs is the worst kind of loneliness.
While it is tempting to seek comfort during this vulnerable time, I always advise women to wait until they are feeling strong before getting into a relationship. Likewise, I advise men to practice discretion and sensitivity to help make the divorce easier for everyone involved.
Without the love I have found with my future spouse, all of the wedding-related things and experiences wouldn't bring an ounce of joy. The root of my happiness is Craig and our commitment -- not the tangible items.
Thankfully I've outgrown my aversion to public displays of affection, and kissing my husband feels as natural as breathing, especially in front of our children.
Confession ... for a good part of my life I believed 'older' people lived on a different emotional plane, an asexual planet devoid of desire. It didn't seem possible that someone in the midst of their golden years could experience all those tingly feelings that come from the infatuation of a new love.
There is a powerful cultural script that many people agree with in terms of sex: it is believed to be instant chemistry from the very beginning. As we...
Today I am going to try really hard to be authentic and allow myself to be with all of my feelings.
I'm a huge fan of relationship mantras: simple little sayings that break the tension, remind us to be better partners, or force us to be accountable for our actions.