Can a modern couple find marital happiness without knowing each other before the wedding? Can reality television teach married couples what it takes to sustain healthy relationships? Married at First Sight -- FYI's hit reality TV show -- seeks to do both.
In order to get a better sense of what may be considered a normal and healthy sex drive these days, I asked four experts (or sexperts) for their opinions about what constitutes a normal sex drive.
You have probably heard of that book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. In my household, it is very likely that my husband and I come from different planets, because we have discovered that our brains are wired very differently.
No matter what you decide, it is important to look at why the relationship is failing, to see if it can be fixed, or to ensure you do it right the next time around.
Someone very close to me, whom I love more than life itself, is getting married soon, and as I think of him, I can't help thinking about my own marriage. Life changes on a dime, and although marriage came later to me than most, change was eminent.
Research from The Kinsey Institute makes these ladies' sex lives downright normal. The study suggests that nearly half of married couples have sex just a few times per month.
A friend shared a quote with me years ago, "It's important to be 'centered in self,' rather than self-centered." Assuming that someone is selfless simply because they are married or that someone is selfish because they are not, is wrong.
By cultivating tolerance for our own feelings, and softening to one another rather than constricting, healthy and mindful marriages have a fighting chance.
When I left New York's Long Island City to drive home to Illinois, I left someone very important behind: My wife, Cathy. Granted, I've known this day was coming since early June. That's when she received an offer to take on her dream challenge; a chance to test all of the skills she has developed and honed since skating into her teenage years.
'You don't tell your friends at daycare you have two dads?' 'No!' I had no idea how to respond. Ever since our kids were born, we've tried to help them understand and be proud of the fact that their family looks a bit different than others.
Eliot Treichel knows the interior landscape of a certain American male. With this debut collection, he earns a place next to writers like Rick Bass, Mark Richard, Brady Udall and Sherman Alexie.
Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a match. Oh, if it was only so easy. With our modern, overbooked, overwrought way of life, it has become harder and harder to meet the one.
He turned white, sweaty, started pacing and couldn't find any words, except that he couldn't talk to me about it right then. Both of our heads were spinning.
It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'
Any ideology fixated on preserving marriage and the nuclear family should be proactively encouraging as many couples to marry as possible, including gay couples. It's time to call out the hypocrisy of the right: It doesn't make sense to be pro-marriage and pro-family while opposing gay marriage and gay families.
Naturally, as the years progress, we expect health issues to arise, but not this. His previous health issues had been in remission for thirty years. Not our Z. He was too smart to have his brain shrink.