I'm surrounded by other couples who have been together for a long time. These are my observations for sustaining a healthy partnership.
If you find yourself in a long distance relationship, there are a few things you're going to need to make it work.
The scarlet letter as a form of punishment is back, it's just not written in red anymore; it's written in Tweets, and Facebook posts, and blogs, and shares. Only it's even worse, because the punishment can be permanent -- you can never take it off.
The day I left my marriage was one of the saddest days of my life. Just ask the two poor souls the moving company sent to deal with the logistics of getting my sorry self out of the home I thought I'd grow old in.
Short answer: Yes! Long answer: A prenup, or prenuptial agreement if you're being fancy, is a contract between two people who are getting married.
If you get stuck in the personality of your partner, you will be stuck on the superficial level. There is a depth in your partner, and yourself beyond superficial appearances.
Sometimes inquiring minds want to know the darnedest things. These five cringe-worthy questions can make you squirm, sweat and stammer. But take heart, because you're not alone; at this point in my life, I've been asked each one of these beauties.
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.