Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.
Today is my wedding anniversary. Yep, it was exactly 23 years ago that I eloped with the man of my dreams, tying the knot wearing jeans and a black ...
While many in the world may not realize this, civilization is on verge of the greatest change it has ever known. Entire social systems and institutions may soon become obsolete, nonfunctional, and even unsafe. New marriages will not likely outlive this century.
As legalization of same-sex marriage spreads to one-third of states including the recent vote in New Mexico and ruling in Utah and in Oklahoma, our understanding of marriage in general expands and thus our understanding of parenthood and family potentially expand as well.
Today I'm 36 and still married to the man who asked to spend the rest of his life with me while I was finishing my last year of college. As the full-blown grown up I am today, I don't deny that we got lucky. The statistics were stacked against us. But that doesn't make our decision wrong or misguided.
Her smile fills her face and his heart, as he gently dips and sways with her to the music. They are so young, so much in love and so very newly-wed. Less than one hour old, their marriage is as fresh as they come and filled with promise and hope.
It hit me out the blue. In warp-speed you might say. Our life together is like an episode of the original Star Trek and my wife has taken all of the c...
Are you living in a sexless marriage? Frustrated by a spouse who never gives you exactly what it is you need? Do you often wonder if you'd be better off starting over from scratch? Your marriage can be great one. It can be a happy one. And it is 100 percent our choice.
Whenever she needed or wanted something he would always be there for her. Is he romantic? Well, not at all. Does he love my mom? Absolutely.
Most people do no conceive of loneliness as a condition that requires urgent intervention but it does. In addition to the mental anguish loneliness creates it also has devastating effects on one's mental and physical health.
One day I've surprised my wife with a somewhat luxurious present, and the next day she's practically sleeping with the little man.
How much are you worth? The reality is that you should put far less weight on the opinions and expectations of others than you put on the opinions and expectations of yourself. This is an extremely hard concept to grasp, and when you are in a long-term relationship or marriage, it is frequently a hard concept to remember.
Skydiving is falling, technically, but it's uplifting nonetheless, and about as close as we humans can come to flying. Seems there are quite a few of us who want to experience feeling free as a bird without actually being outdoors and dealing with the weather.
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? With the endless talk about the law of attraction, even some stoics are becoming hopeless romantics. The power of t...
If you're like me, you figured out pretty quickly that marriage is not a magic bullet. It does not take away your problems or improve your self-esteem. So, why do we subtly pressure our friends to join us?
The fact is, our wedding anniversary has become increasing irrelevant to us, replaced instead by millions of other extraordinarily normal moments that mean mountains more and cost thousands less.