The strongest love story in classical literature is in the novel Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte where she develops the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine, proving the power of the emotion can carry on over a lifetime.
It amazes me how many people (men) know and understand the rules of sports -- enough to jump off their ass-imprinted couches to scream obscenities at the referee for a bad call -- but struggle with the basic rules of marriage.
There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems...
Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?
Don't waste time being wistful for who you once were. Instead, stay grateful for who you are to each other today. Being grateful and present sheds the right light on everything and everyone.
When you believe that God is in everyone, you see him everywhere. As a student of mine reminded me recently, it isn't that we find goodness to believe in it; rather, when we believe it exists, we start to see it everywhere.
Sexuality need not be the focus of the stories written about either Chirlane McCray or Lorraine Hansberry; their accomplishments took place outside of their bedrooms. But sexuality is part of who they are -- who we all are -- it's an important part of the story, and it matters how that story is told.
I always knew that divorce ends marriages, but what I didn't know, was the way in which it would dissolve my family.
It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us. In fact, thoughts and dreams of sunshiny days, fairy tale weddings and high-heeled shoes that we can dance in race through our minds.
Should girls go out of state in order to be closer to their boyfriend's new occupation? Should they plan their life around someone who isn't their husband? Should they demand a ring before they make any big choices? And if they do so... are they now..."that girl"?
The truth is, many of us take marriage for granted without knowing much about its history, changing shape, and varied role in cultures different than our own.
With wedding season in full bloom, this post is my gift to those of you who are just starting out. Here's the advice I wish I'd been given as a newlywed, rather than having had to figure it out on my own.
Being authentic in relationships is easier said than done. It requires that we tend closely to our actual felt experience. Rather than defend and protect ourselves, it means finding the courage to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and then show that to a person we want to be close to.
The lessons I've gleaned from recreating and rebuilding this house, I've realized, also apply to building and maintaining loving relationships. So, here's my two cents -- basically all I've got left after this project -- and what I've learned from it about both life and love.
I don't believe in soul mates. That doesn't mean I don't believe in true love or the idea that two people can find each other and be truly happy together for the rest of their lives. What I reject, rather, is the belief that there is only one person in the world for us.
For years they had one of Hollywood's hottest marriages but, after 18 years of wedded unity, Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from 53-year-old Antonio Banderas. The 56-year-old actress has said that the two have irreconcilable differences.