So many positive things are born from love, they are too numerous to list. It is essential to our lives to feel loved and to give love. There is nothing positive that comes from hate. It takes time; it takes effort. In a divorce, it costs money.
Perhaps your life has become someone else's idea of what you should be doing. Perhaps that you that sparked and shimmered in your dreams has winked small. Perhaps it is time to journey through your years and revisit and reclaim the child, the teen, the young adult.
The feeling of entitlement often works as a detonator to the bomb that destroys our relationships. The spirit of entitlement smothers love, but the spirit of gratitude lets love soar. It's the difference between taking and receiving.
Divorce gets a bad rap. It's frequently billed as the ultimate example of failure in life -- personal, romantic and familial. And a lot of those who've been through it refer to it with a tough swallow, advising you to never even think of going there. But I'm here to defend it.
As someone who would never stay married to a man who committed a heinous crime or marry a man who was incarcerated, it's hard for me to relate to the choices these women have made. They seem to love their husbands, but for the most part, they're not living in the real world.
The Fear. The sheer terror. The knowledge that we're going to have to formulate an opinion on clothes that we're totally indifferent to.
I am not going to say that watching a man vacuum is traditionally sexy, but here's what's less sexy: me doing it all the time. Helping with housework frees your wife up to get relaxed and in a sexy mood.
When I got married, I was still very much a child. I had no idea what it meant to live with my significant other, day in, day out, and make it work. I had yet to learn that getting married and being married were two very different things.
Sometimes, you've just got to jump in, commit to getting naked with your partner and just have sex.
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Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emoti...
You might think a gay stay-at-home Dad in San Francisco would be surrounded by others in similar situations - I did. But more often that not I was reminded of how rare a species I was - oftentimes I was the only gay dad anywhere.
Whether it's being busted by my son for being on my BlackBerry, or having to run out of the house early in the morning to get to the office, missing my good-morning hugs from the kids, there are always going to be times I feel guilty for not being present.
But, really, above all else, happiness is in the knowing that no matter what life throws our way, we can handle it and move forward stronger, more confident and more resilient.
I believe life is all about relationships. Relationships are about communication, and all communication, including prayer, is a two-way process. But what exactly is a relationship and why are relationships so important?
Adopt a mindset that it's good to count on your partner. Believe that you can share your deepest feelings with him/her and it will promote healthy attachment, trust and intimacy. You must let them in and embrace the idea that you don't have to go through life alone.