The truth is, it was a fairly easy decision to make, albeit not necessarily an easy one to practice over the years. After all, like all things worth having, an open marriage comes with a price. Yep, while it brings a definite freedom to our relationship, it isn't as easy as it sounds. Before I go any further, I should clarify.
It's always valuable to think about if there are any actions we take that push our partner away. If we're acting in a way we respect, and we still don't feel like we're getting what we want, we can make a conscious decision to talk about it with our partner or change the situation, but we never have to feel victimized or allow ourselves to act in ways that we don't respect.
For newlyweds, learning how to combine furniture and décor styles to create a cohesive home can be quite the challenge -- for better or worse. After all, they say opposites attract. Whether or not that's the case in your relationship, you can most likely still agree that when it comes to your taste in home décor, your styles are more different than they are similar.
The signs that you're undergoing a mid-life crisis are many. However, most share a common thread and can be classified into a few neat categories that basically all mean the same thing: 1) Oblivious, 2) Clueless, 3) Misplaced, 4) Misguided, and finally, 5) Out of touch.
Being a work-at-home parent and stay-at-home dad has not only made me a better father to my son, but also made me a better husband to my wife.
The teammate connection can't be forced. You both have to truly want the same things in life, and you both have to work well together on a daily basis. In terms of realizing all of this, it really can "click" in a single moment.
You awaken to the decidedly irritating noise of a vacuum cleaner or the lawn mower, take your pick. You squint at the clock. It's 6:30 a.m. on a Satur...
Pope Francis and Donald Trump are savvy politicians, whose contrasting styles of rhetoric and tone have made them two of the best showmen/salesmen of the 21st Century.
It's #BiWeek and today, September 23, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. As a newly married person, I've never been more proud to proclaim my bisexuality as I am today -- and part of that reason is because regardless of my past and present advocacy.
As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage partner. This is not true. I'm no hero.
Taking an accounting of liabilities and expenses -- ie. what's owed -- is an essential first step to taking full financial control. In the case of divorce, which spouse will continue to pay for certain expenses is typically decided in the settlement.
In this episode, Lyette reveals her secrets behind stay-at-home date nights. We all have busy schedules, especially couples with children, so date nights don't come easy. Well until now, that is. Going out for dates can be super costly, between finding a babysitter and whatever it is you have planned.
I try to find humor in all things, because it is much easier to laugh it off. Most days I survive and get most things done.
Whoa. This situation is so awful that it sounds like it couldn't be real. Yet, sadly, you're not the first person to have suffered a betrayal like this.
I love Ikea, but that place can spell disaster for a couple. It's all fun and games while you are picking out glassware and shelving, but once you make it to the warehouse level, shit is gonna get real.