No one walks down the aisle on their wedding day with visions of their future divorce dancing in their heads, but statistics show separation is inevitable for some couples. This is especially true for the ones who get hitched young.
He said that he thought it would be better if we divorced because he had no intention of being the man I want or deserve... After that phone call, he was gone.
Step out of your comfort zone. Although you should never insist that your spouse move out of his or her comfort zone, it's perfectly fine (and a good idea!) to encourage yourself to step out of yours.
Though it seems completely counterintuitive, regularly questioning my marriage actually keeps me even more committed to it.
Wouldn't it be heavenly to be able to decode compatibility on a deep, long-term level? You can, and it's as simple as knowing a person's birthday. Numerology is the ancient study of numbers and their influence on events, cycles and patterns in our lives.
The effects of father absence and the poverty that results from it are exacerbated by two supports lacking in the U.S. -- the lack of extended family and the dismal spending by the federal government on family-benefit programs.
When you do something big, like choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone, you need to go your own way. It wasn't until I stopped worrying about what my family and friends would think and asked myself, "what do I want?" that I gained clarity and knew the right path to take.
Arguing in and of itself can be very upsetting, so it isn't surprising that some people look to avoid it completely. The problem is that if you do that you will close off an important channel of communication that can eventually lead to a better place.
Weddings in chapels and churches can feel a little passé, especially if you're not a particularly religious couple. Here are a few awesome wedding sites chosen by some adventurous brides.
Symptoms show up that make us aware that there is something in our lives that requires attention. We may become irritable, impatient, depressed, agitated, physically ill, anxious, or develop any number of other symptoms.
Many people struggle with getting outside their comfort zone sexually, particularly talking about their fantasies or role playing, but there is no harm in trying something new for your relationship, and this may end up being something you enjoy once you feel more confident and see the good reaction that you get.
I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, "What We Really Want and Almost Never Get," about the profound importance of listening in rela...
My husband never could have predicted that one day he could transition into a woman. Unlike Marty McFly, he didn't have the luxury of time travel to take a peek of 40 years ahead to see what that would look like. It was impossible in his mind. Yet, time allowed it to happen.
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In our office and seminars we've had the opportunity to work with several thousand singles and couples from 40-80 years of age. From this experience we can definitively say: This stage of life requires an entirely new set of ideas and tools for optimizing your relationships.