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.
When someone returns all of your texts and is always available to go on dates -- you know, when someone treats you like a real live human being -- you generally won't feel anxious. But don't let this lack of anxiety be mistaken for lack of passion. You're finally dating a decent human being.
The study found that, contrary to popular perception, people who ask for advice are seen as more intelligent than those who don't. But the researchers also noted that participants only granted the perceived IQ boost to people who asked them questions.
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.
It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?
Divorce allows people to hit the reset button and start their lives over again, reinventing themselves after learning from those failed relationships and harsh love lessons.
By cultivating tolerance for our own feelings, and softening to one another rather than constricting, healthy and mindful marriages have a fighting chance.
I've come to realize that kitchen activities might be even more telling than I thought. I've let cooking become a benchmark against which I test the health of my relationships.
The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.
Perspective is a funny, fleeting thing, and the lens in which we view our world is ever changing. Often we stumble upon a perspective we like -- a perspective of playfulness, appreciation, or positivity -- and it transforms our whole world for a few moments.
We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.
Before you date, know and love yourself first. Get your life together. Do not go into dating expecting someone to take care of your emotional welfare. Your emotions will always, first and foremost, be your job. You must look out for yourself first and not expect someone else to do it.
Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.
Now it's easy to not do harm by others by leaving them alone, but are we committing the sin of omission? It's a difficult question, one I can't answer for anyone but myself.
Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" remains one of the quintessential dating songs, as well as perhaps the most iconic gay anthem of all time, and is it any wonder? Its theme of survival in the face of heartbreak -- or other insurmountable odds -- rings especially true for the gays.