Being the best you can be for your partner and for yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of coupledom. It's not very complicated, just remember to put your best self forward and behave the way you would like your partner to behave.
Research has shown that couples who argue more than twenty percent of the time are probably not going to survive. Hopefully these tips will help you get your arguments under control and reduce the level of energy in those arguments.
You can enhance your relationship if you use texting as a way to stay connected. Sending little messages throughout the day can make you feel that you are spending time with someone who’s important to you, even though you can’t talk with or see each other.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try certain connections are just not meant to be. Breaking up is hard to do, but it's healthier than staying in an emotionally vacant relationship out of the fear of being single. Here are some tips to get you through the rough times and help you to enjoy this temporary juncture in your journey through life.
A new study at Emory University, recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, has found that married adults who’ve undergone heart surgery have a 300 percent higher survival rate than their single counterparts over the first three months, which is a critical time.
Some of your friends are telling you that it’s time to get back out there again, and all you can think of are the disastrous dates you’ve been on since you were newly single. These tips can save you from kissing too many frogs before you find your prince or princess.
Those little things that we’ve been told all our lives wander into the deeper recesses of our minds, and we sometimes only remember them when it’s too late. Here are a few reminders that should make your life easier.
Once one is involved in a committed relationship, the complexities of friendships with members of the opposite (or same) sex can be a delicate area. In order to eliminate even the possibility of problems here are some ideas to help you both feel more protected.
I have worked with numerous couples who could be in a great relationship, except they both have forgotten to be thoughtful to one another, and the resentment has built to the point where therapy is no longer a choice but a necessity.
Some couples find that, while it can be deceptively easy to get their relationships back on track after a normal disagreement, it’s much harder to keep it moving in that direction, especially when unexpected events derail us.
Intimacy, by its very nature, requires us to be vulnerable. Our partner, lover, or mate can know us to our very core, sometimes better than we know ourselves, and that can make any of us feel totally exposed.
"In his blog, Barton Goldsmith has done something unique. He has assembled a remarkable list of ideas and exercises for couples that will actually work. And he has done it without the befuddlement of theory, yet every post exhibits a theory of change. It’s simple. What would make marriage work for everyone is not rocket science. It is commonsense. Not a single suggestion or exercise is exotic or complicated or requires a college degree. All of them ring of commonsense. The only way a couple could fail is to not do the work." —Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.