Here's good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.
There's something to be said for building a life on a single foundation, rather than figuring out how to merge two separate structures.
Here's how we imagine marriage will be: We stand before the people who matter to us and we vow to love, honor and cherish our beloved "until death do us part." Except, many of us have replaced "until death do us part" with "for as long as our love shall last."
It is simply baffling to me that I was permitted to make a lifelong commitment to someone I love without the certainty that I would be permitted to spend my life with him.
Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.
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Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.
Tolerance is the word we now use to say, "you have to agree with my views." However, as one sees with teenagers, tolerance in truth means to disagree, but to respect. And in its highest, most beautiful incarnation, to disagree and yet love.
Here are seven small ways you can fight the Mommy Problem in your own relationship and help erase the contradictory caricature of ideal mothers as "sexy but sexless," as Havrilesky writes. After all, moms are sexual creatures, too.
Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.
Annette Marie Westwood's unconventional healing methods have attracted the attention of reality television programmers including the Oxygen Network. While she listens to offers, she continues working with her, so far, all female clientele and searching for upscale LA venues that might want to host sendoffs for cheaters.
You should date, and let your kids know about it. Denying your sexuality and need for romantic connection sets a bad example for your children and thrusts too much responsibility on them to care for your emotional needs now, and physical and financial needs in the future.
Would your marriage be stronger if you and your partner lived apart? When David proposed to Claire after 12 years together, Claire had one question. Would he want to move in? Luckily the answer was no and the now-married couple continue to live happily, apart.
I've never seen a relationship succeed where criticism and opinions run rampant. Part of loving someone is learning to love them unconditionally -- for better or for worse. Marriage should be a safe haven.
I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients.
We all hope for the best when we get married, imagining that we will still be head over heels, 40 years down the line. And even though for some of us, inevitably that will not be true, we all benefit from believing it is.