Fear plays a huge role in relationships, and two fears in particular cause some of the biggest problems. If you understand how these two fears work, you're much more likely to attract a healthy relationship into your life.
Enjoy going to a wedding or two this summer. Have fun, drink champagne and eat cake, but don't consume yourself with what someone else's wedding vows mean about your own life. Your life is wonderful, and it is wholly yours.
There is a mysterious force underlying everything in this world, and it has an unseen hand in all parts of our life from our job, to our relationships...
Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.
I met a man 16 years ago. 14 years ago, he made me his wife. Like everyone, our marriage has had struggles. Now, after all the battles in which we have triumphed, we are facing our greatest one yet.
She may have viewed the story as tragic, but it fell short; all parties ended up fine. There's a close friendship today even between Arden and Anita, his former wife, Jonathan's mother. Only my sister got left out.
Inspiring people is great! It implies that you have moved them mentally or emotionally in some way. But motivating people implies action. Go ahead and inspire all you want. But leave the action to other people! If you don't, you will only become as frustrated and exhausted as I've been.
A wedding is an emotional high point. The romance of that special day cannot be expected to last -- or can it? Perhaps not in the same form, but amplified it can be.
All at once, I was overcome with the weight of the moment and I found I couldn't take another step. Suddenly very aware of my frizzy hair and rumpled t-shirt, I retreated to behind a tree, my destination all but forgotten, and watched.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was constantly doing good for people, whether they were his supporters or not. It's one thing to be good to people who are treating you well. It's another to be good to someone who isn't.
Here's the good news: You already know what your spouse likes. The simple truth is that what lured him or her into your marriage is your most effectiv...
When I deal with married couples facing difficulties in their relationship, I know that the key to help them effectively resolve their current problem lies in finding the core of love they felt for each other when they began their relationship. If they can revisit the reasons they originally chose each other, they will automatically be more motivated to triumph over their current distress.
In Sex Tape, the first hurtle seems to be the labor scene in which Jay watches his son's head crowning and comments more about the size of his wife's vaginal opening than on the miracle of his child entering the world.
One of the greatest perks of getting married is the whole "till death do us part" clause. Having someone who's always got your back, a partner who's there to listen, and a friend and lover who will cherish you through sickness and in health -- or so you had hoped.
Stop focusing on what you don't have and start developing what you do have. Your sacrifice is only meaningful if you use it as a springboard to positive actions that keep you on track. The more love you give, the more you'll receive.
No one can tell you whether you should stay together or get divorced (although they'll definitely try to). But knowing these four things can help you figure out where you are in the process, what's possible and give you some signposts to help you on the next leg of the journey.