There's no question, in the trajectory of our time together, we've entered a new phase in our relationship. We've gone from couplehood to parenthood
I'm convinced the universe has humor. As I've said before in all of my posts, the minute you set your mind in one direction and have a plan, the universe tends to knock you off your high horse and remind you kindly that you aren't the one in control.
Without sex, what you have is just friendship, and that's simply not enough to make a modern relationship last.
With the higher bar, you don't waste time with people with whom you will never have a meaningful relationship. The risk is that you may lose out on what might have turned out to be a great friend or even the person you marry.
Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.
Maybe your partner likes to sleep in until noon when you want to visit museums. Maybe your partner has a bigger budget. Or maybe, he just snores!
Sadly, there are men who've been married for decades and still have no clue about what it takes to be a good dad or husband. Don't be like them.
We talk about "Hollywood couples" whose relationship endured and I think the Takeis are among those. It is clear that they have been true partners on everything from caretaking for their mothers during their final years to George's career decisions.
Empathy is a wonderful magic technique that brings you closer to whoever you use it on. It's like a potion that makes others calm down, listen to you, and feel connected with you.
When I arrived home from church last night, I was shocked to see that the sink wasn't cluttered with plates crusted in ketchup or cups stained with sour organic chocolate milk.
During a heated argument, words can fall from your lips before you think about their impact. Even when you're extremely angry, you should never resort to dirty fighting.
Harlan and Jennifer, August 25, 2012 "Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul." -- Charlie Chaplin in a le...
My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.
Knowing whether you're in a pattern of entanglement is key to resolving it once and for all. Otherwise, there's a "blind spot" that keeps you from moving forward, and you're doomed to keep repeating the pain and struggle.
When you're in love, social media is very good to you. Every encounter -- date night, food fight, and strolls in the park -- becomes a selfie photo shoot, and you just can't wait to upload those images to your page.
Perhaps relationship bliss is that simple: swallowing an easy-to-fling, hard-to-retract jibe, and instead being polite. It might just bring us closer to the peace we crave, at very little cost.