by Allix Cott for BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Morris Jumel Mansion Booking one of these beautifully haunting ...
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.
I know it may sound a bit counterintuitive, but I decided to place my own personal development and interests as a priority. And you know what? My marriage became stronger in the process.
If both people don't put forth their best efforts in relationships, then what happens? The relationship suffers, and the people suffer. So, wouldn't it be a good idea to put in some effort to avert disaster? In the long run, it's a small price to pay.
If you're a bright, attractive and eligible single person, especially in your 20s, 30s or 40s, one of the most frequently asked questions you'll receive is, "How is possible that a fantastic person like you is still single."
Although Max Stirner was more famous for extreme individualism and inspiring radical feminists than for relationship advice, Stirner loved loving and argues that we can't have really rewarding relationships unless we love ourselves first.
I had a striking and sudden realization last year when I was in Australia talking to my good friend Kim. The people who receive what they want in th...
On your wedding day as you stand there making vows and commitments in front of family and friends, through no fault of your own, you really have no idea what marriage looks like, how it will feel, the ups and downs you will endure together, and how it will change as the years tick by.
If you have a long established pattern of thinking you can't succeed in marriage, you might find psychotherapy helpful. The important thing is to bring into consciousness any self-defeating attitude you might be believing. Next, question it. Then, take positive steps to transform it.
You can listen to other people's advice and experience, but because you are a completely new and unique combination, your relationship will blossom only through trial and error.
The reason you likely know so many military couples who tie the knot young or fairly quickly upon dating is because the distance they have endured and experiences they have shared brought them closer.
Things are totally crappy right now but this moment, this feeling, is temporary.
After the wedding bells stop chiming, how do you sustain the marital magic? After 39 years of being married to the same man, I've got a few ideas on keeping the spark burning and the affection flowing toward -- not away from -- each other.
What I've attempted to do is thoughtfully represent the manly side of being a husband, from the perspective of a guy who's been happily married for five years and has a toddler to show for it.
These 18 years of marriage, however, are measured in Sunday morning pancakes, piano sonatas, birthday parties, graduations of every kind including kindergarten rainbow bridge ceremonies and memorable "when are we gonna get there" family trips.
When my businessman husband decided to leave the business world, I was not a happy camper. What could I to do to keep my macho, typ- A, personality plus guy, who I adore, in the hunt of life? How was I to keep my sanity in tact with this husband of mine who loves to be involved in everything I do and in everything I say?