Watching Disney movies as a kid didn't prepare me for dealing with the complexities of dating and relationships as an adult. Does prince charming really exist? If so, where do you find him?
Each couple needs to define their relationship on their own terms, regardless of what is "normal."
I'm always wary of people who say, 'you can't change your spouse...' How preposterous. Of course you can change your spouse! In fact, if you've played house with the same person for 20 years or more and haven't managed to change them -- you're not doing it right.
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We're all probably familiar with the expression, "No one knows what goes on behind closed doors." Yup. Familiar. For the most part, being marri...
My partner and I know that we're flawed. In fact, we welcome and openly discuss the fact all the time. This, we believe, makes us more open to improvement, allows us to grow together -- and of course leaves plenty of room to extract entertainment value from our shortcomings.
Why did your last relationship end? Please answer in a limerick.
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Research reveals that couples who focus on moving towards positive goals (we call these approach goals) show more resilience and closeness than couples who focus on moving away from negatives (avoidance goals).
I commend your desire to commit to a woman based on your level of emotional and mental attraction. However, we are not brains in jars.
Since the relationship ended, my life has become a beautiful thing full of opportunity and growth. It is not without rough patches and bad days, but still, I'm happy. I'm smart. I have a great job and good friends. My life is now so much more than when it was filled with a man who half-loved me, a rundown apartment and a broken relationship.
Owning sad feelings will make it easier to deal with them head on and not get caught up in feeling ashamed of them or resentful of your partner.
As a young adult in your teens and early twenties, you were exposed to single men all the time... at school, at camp, and at after school activities. Today, not having these types of common meeting places makes it harder to find single men to date. But not impossible!!!!!
Many times, we don't know when someone is in pain. Whether they are just simply not complaining about their hip or back pain, or they are putting on a happy face after a loved one dies and pretending everything is okay. People do that all the time.
Our vacation made me realize first how stressed I truly am in my day-to-day life, and part of the reason for it is I don't take enough time for my self-care, my passions, or my family time.
And, if it turns out that he isn't your man, then you won't have sold yourself short, or diminished yourself to be with him. You really have nothing to lose, except a person who is not the right person in the first place, and in that sense, you have nothing to lose at all!