What if a romantic partner treats you badly? Depending on your alternatives, it may be time to abandon the relationship, and "tuck away" for the future what you've learned about the traits you seek and the characteristics you know you can't accept.
Many people have a negative association to the word "therapist" or "counselor." They think that seeing one means something isn't right and at times that might be true, but seeing a therapist early on in a relationship or marriage can do a lot to guide it in the right direction instead of trying to save it later on.
At the end of my last blog, which was about Seeing Beyond Disability, I mentioned a social connection of mine that might progress. Since that post, my relationship has done just that, and I have spent some time thinking about dating and disability.
To break the cycle of not getting what we need from a person, who stays or comes back repetitively has little to do with them in remedy. It's up to us, to understand why we allow it and to take action for ourselves.
I am single again but something feels different this time around -- I'm content being alone for the first time in my adult life. I've decided to use this period, unattached to a male counterpart, to break the cycles I've been repeating for years.
Your spouse is not the same person now as when you met, and neither are you. Yes, there can be sadness in change, the loss of what was. On the other hand, some changes will be welcome.
I'll let you in on a little secret. Drinking coffee, for me, is more like a great love affair. Yes, I said it, a L-O-V-E affair. Why not love? I mean,...
Couples often assume that fighting and conflict are inevitable -- "normal," even, to be tolerated and managed, at best. They may not recognize that their diminished sexual and romantic life is interwoven with how and why they conflict as they do in their relationship overall.
refuse to play the "who works harder" game. I think that a lot of marital fights are because of that. My day at work was rough. How do I know that my wife did not have the exact same day? Why, because dishes were not done?
There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.
We always hear that older men are better in bed. Personally, I can't comment on this one. I think it's a rumor... started by old men.
How do you foster real friendships and dump the duds? Believe it or not, female friendships fall into categories. Here are types of women you want in your life:
Relatives peppered me with questions about when we'd finally full-on commit. The truth is, for a long time, I was in no hurry. We already shared an apartment, a dog, a bank account. How much different could marriage be?
What makes this story scary is that it could happen to any us. Our society is quickly moving from the broadcast era to the social media era and viral shaming is just one of the results.
Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.
The stresses and strains of life such as career, raising kids and growing older, can deplete us -- or at the very least, distract us from the goal of sustaining an intimate, dynamic connection with our life partner.