Many people think that the way they feel in the beginning of a relationship will be captured forever if they get married. Or that marriage can be their sole source of happiness. Most people who've been married for awhile will tell you this isn't the case.
I have been places where I feel that my heart is being cleaved open so that pain can escape and joy flood in. The sensation can come to me on a long ...
Recognize and accept that you are two separate people. As such you will think differently, see things differently and, consequently, respond differently to almost everything. Though we all have our preferences, there's no right way to be.
Not only is the phenomenon of the single black woman with children ever increasing but now the single black woman is faced with the prospect of never being married and being happy with the single girl friends, a good job, and a miniature dog. One would question, what does that do for the fate of the black family?
Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.
Who we choose to marry is one of the most important and costliest decisions a person will make, yet it's not uncommon for lovers to make errors in judgment.
When I first met my husband, I tried to ignore him, even though he fascinated me. We met at a dinner party; I thought my friends were trying to match-make us and being the mature and sophisticated woman I am, I avoided him for the entire evening.
If you're looking to learn from some other guy's mistakes when it comes to torpedoing your marriage with stupid oversights and selfish dumb-ass-ness, well, you've just waltzed in to the right place, partner
Two months passed since our baby was born, and my husband and I hadn't had sex. No biggie, I thought. But then three months passed, and before we knew it, a freakin' year of celibacy had gone by.
Can I just say thank you to you, Charles, and the future Mrs. Manson for announcing your nuptials the same day of my therapy session? The timing had everything to do with uncovering an irrational fear of mine around the concept of safety. A fear I'd never told anyone about, and surprise, surprise, your name came up.
So as we once again enter the holiday season with its inherent stresses and strains, especially on interfaith families, here are some of the most persistent questions that I am asked each year regarding how to make interfaith marriage work.
The following is an excerpt from my book Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional, Weddings. The bo...
After years of keeping his credit cards locked in a fire safe, Peter got an unpleasant surprise: a collection of statements totaling more than $55,000. Peter alleges his wife had broken into the safe and gone on a shopping spree at high-end department stores. To say the least, he wasn't happy about it, but they remained married for a few years, eventually divorcing in 2012.
Holidays, family and divorce come with great complexity. This year, I have finally developed the tools to navigate through it. Given that I grew up with divorced parents, I have learned a lot through that experience and am able to apply my own tactics.
This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.
Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.