feeling envy, sadness and regret is natural and understandable. The trick is learning how to deal with it so those feelings don't consume you. The most important thing is to keep in mind that what you shared with your ex was once special and helped form you into the person you are today.
I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks after we got married 23 years ago. I've heard it all and then some.
We have completely romanticized the notion of marriage. It's why people seemingly spend more time planning the wedding than their actual life together.
Dear future husband, this is my love song to you. It might not always be pretty. It might not always be easy. But it's real. And it's worth it.
There are many Christians, especially fundamentalists, who remain convinced that the Book of Genesis establishes life-long monogamous marriage between one man and one woman as the sole biblically-approved form of marital union. This is a viewpoint shared by popular writers and even some academics.
Life in a family is constant triage; need always dictates priority. Children and their things and their needs osmose around the corners. Sounds come through: a burst of laughter, a slammed door, maybe a faucet left on. You shouldn't have to choose where your heart goes. You don't have to choose.
If you're part of a couple -- or have ever been part of one -- you know that couples do some pretty strange things. Here's a few of those things all couples do that seem a little wacky but really are completely normal.
Currently halfway into my 25th year of marriage, I keep hearing about how it is something of the past; marriage that is. I keep hearing that people are just shacking up these days and not making things legal.
Oh my gosh! I could see a teeny little light flickering away. It was like the first scene in the movie It's a Wonderful Life when the angels are talking to God up in the galaxy. Every time an angel spoke the stars would glimmer and shine.
In 2008, a massive earthquake shook the Chinese province of Sichuan. The immediate devastation was followed by a dramatic spike in the divorce rate, a phenomenon that captured international attention -- and sparked widespread speculation -- at the time. Did the deadly earthquake actually cause the jump in marital breakups?
14. Technology is a highly effective tool for streamlining our life and staying in touch when we are not together, but if we want to build a deep connection with someone, we need to unplug when we are with them.
There isn't one specific reason for failed marriages, but we can try to slow down, spending more time on getting to know each other and ourselves before we run into relationships or marriages.
There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.
The first year of our son's life was the most difficult of our marriage to date and it is also the year I learned a very important lesson: My husband must always come before our children. Don't get me wrong; I love my kids and would do anything for them. But I love my husband more.
Whether or not you're the one petitioning for divorce, it's a good idea to do all you can to coordinate your affairs and look out for your interests. That doesn't have to mean being underhand or dishonest -- just smart.