We want a good relationship with our mom, but sometimes it's impossible because of her crazy-making behaviors. They include playing the martyr, rewriting history, and craving validation for her life choices. Whether she's emotionally damaged or narcissistic, she can't be the loving mom we want.
Whether you're writing in a card or sending him a text, here are 101 Anniversary Messages for your boyfriend to celebrate your special day!
I discovered a powerful way to truly understand someone else and interpret their feelings simply by cloning their posture. I describe the method in this article.
Many people will choose to break up because they’re afraid that a long-distance relationship won’t work out. But many do survive the distance. Here are five signs that a long-distance relationship is going to work for you.
Explore ways to keep your relationship fresh and alive even though you live far apart from each other.
Divorce rates are getting higher, and people are struggling to stay in a marriage. So what should we do? Here are some things that I learned from two of Dr. Gary Chapman's books.
Romance is in the air. You know the time is right to propose marriage to your significant other. You want your marriage proposal to be creative and clever. I've compiled a list of 30 fun ways to help you create your memorable memories...
Backed by several years of psychological research, this checklist will help you make a valid decision about whether to get married again.
If you're married, dating for years or simply looking for something new to do together, try out a few projects to change things up. My husband and I do all these things to keep life interesting.
Learn some of the most common expectations of people in long distance dating and the reality behind each expectation.
Before you give flowers to your Valentine this year, make sure that you're aware of the connotations of the color you're giving to her (or him) this year. A faux pas could send the wrong message!
Retirement changes the dynamics of our relationships. This is especially true of marriage. Read this article for tips on coping with your spouse's retirement....
How to flirt with your husband? This post discusses romantic ways of flirting with your husband while staying away from cliche and boring tips that revolve around making him laugh or smiling at him. Let's talk about the specific things you can do or the lines you can say to flirt with him. Flirting in marriage is all about bringing out the teenage girl in you, who was forgotten ever since the responsibility of kids, work, school runs, cooking and mortgage payments took over your life.
If you have found yourself in a relationship with a married man, you must protect yourself and weigh your options. Don't become a victim of a married man. Either move on or beat him at his own game.
The internet is full of long lists about keeping a marriage happy after having babies, but most of these lists can be distilled into two items.
These are great questions for new couples, long-time couples, or even crushes. Find out how your significant other really feels!
The months have now turned into years and they're still there, waiting patiently for a proposal. Find out why some women are still single and ring-less and may remain that way.
Falling out of love is hard, but many marriages survive it and go on to be the most satisfying relationship. Learn why falling out of love is not the end, but can be just the beginning.
While flirting does not necessarily mean that you or your partner is cheating, it can become a gateway to more serious actions. Understand the difference between flirting, cheating, and a full-blown affair to help you and your partner come to a mutual understanding.
A list of endearing nicknames names for your boyfriend or girlfriend that you can use as their contact name in your phone or in person. Pet names are a great way to become more intimate or to show your love in a romantic way.
Our attachment styles can explain why we’re attracted to certain people and why we have the same relationship problems no matter who we date. Here's what attachment theory has to say about our romantic relationships.
Keeping your husband happy is an important component of any healthy marriage. Here are some ways to keep the man in your life happy and fulfilled.
This post is a modern twist on how you can bring the romance back into your relationship by using age old tips like hugs, cuddles and kisses along with Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
A few of my tips to be your spouse's best friend and how they can keep your marriage strong and happy.
Stop looking for why women have mood swings and find out how you can stop annoying your girlfriend or wife during her mood swings.
Being married to an alpha male can be difficult, but the love is worth it. Here are some tips on maintaining a balanced and healthy romantic relationship with an alpha male.
Long distance relationships are difficult and complicated to maintain but it is not impossible. It needs two mature individuals working together in order to make it work and last forever...
If you have decided to propose to your girlfriend but are a little short on ideas, you've come to the right place! Here are over 60 fantastically romantic ideas for proposing to your girl.
Do want greater satisfaction in your marriage? Start with improving your communication, an important building block for a strong, healthy marriage.
First comes love, then comes the name change! A legal name change after marriage can be a potential paperwork nightmare. Let's make it simple and ensure you don't forget anything!
When my wife got married, no one ever told her how shocking giving up her maiden name was going to be for her. She felt like she had lost a part of herself. Newlyweds, you are not alone in this name-loss grief cycle.
Knowing what you really want will help avoid wasting time with inappropriate partners. Learn to appreciate your partner's good qualities, but also be alert to red flags.
It's the age-old question: is he going to propose? If you're wondering if your relationship is headed toward marriage, here are some of the key signs that show that marriage is on the radar.
This post gives a practical twist to make seemingly complicated advice applicable to the lives of girlfriends and boyfriends living apart from each other.
The feminist movement has risen hand-in-hand with the divorce rate, and female unhappiness is at an all-time high. In this article, I discuss why wifely submission can be the ultimate tool for marital ease and happiness for both spouses.
While societal mores impact upon expectations of spousal conduct, abuses are unacceptable in any era. Motivations of husbands diverge; incentives for violations seem to spring from a quest for power
There's much more to getting married than planning a wedding. Here are some important things to think about in preparing for marriage before you tie the knot.
Codependent relationships can be one of the most toxic relationships to be in because it’s often hard to know when you’ve crossed the line from interdependency to codependency. Answer these questions to see if you’re in a codependent relationship.
These tips will help you live with your partner and enjoy the core essence of a live-in relationship.
Companionship has its advantages when it comes to having someone to count on for the long term. A life partner provides a relationship where good times and bad times are shared as a couple.
Every marriage has its own struggles and a lot of times marriage counseling is the answer! Get communicating with these marriage counseling questions and be on your way to a stronger relationship!
Family issues at your wedding are always difficult to address. You each have a ton of people in your lives that care a great deal about you and want the best for you. Learn how to manage this situation with class.
Every day we are either building up or tearing down our most important relationships. Here is how the Bible says we can build and maintain healthy relationships.
Insecurity surfaces in many women during their love relationships, but,for the most part, it begins as early as childhood. Here are six confidence boosters to help women enjoy their relationships.
Whether you have no children of your own or your kids have left the nest, being a helpmate to your husband as a career homemaker is fulfilling work, as you create a peaceful and restful haven.
Do you want to be proactive about keeping your man interested, but aren't sure how? Here are some tips on how to make your boyfriend happy.
An 'I love you' message can instantly bring a smile to your girlfriend's face. Here is a collection of original ways to let her know you love her.
Whether you’re trying to get to know each other better or just bored, here is a list of over 100 cute questions to ask your boyfriend!
Many of us have been in a long-distance relationship at some point. You may be in one now. But not all are doomed to fail. Psychology gives us tips for making long-distance relationships work.
Thinking about asking the woman you love to marry you? Here's some tips on how to make the experience perfect!
Remarriage can be difficult on both partners. I cannot speak for the remarried men, but as a woman I have felt a wide range of emotions being the second wife. This article addresses some of the things that have come up in my marriage.
Think your boyfriend loves you but just doesn't know how to say it? In this article, you will learn about little clues in his texts that show your boyfriend wants to take things to the next level and when you can expect those three magic words to appear.
At my spring 2008 wedding, we combined Khmer and American traditions (and even some Korean ones!). Learn more about our unique customs and see pictures of the beautiful traditional outfits we wore.
Building intimacy between you and your partner is key to a satisfying relationship. While sex is certainly a big part of this, there are many other ways to get closer beyond the bedroom. Taking a bath together, going on a road trip, and becoming one another's "slave for the day" are just a few.
Deciding whether to live together before marriage is an important decision. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages and lists them.
Men have no trouble committing to a career, so why do men get stuck making a commitment to marriage? This is a review of stubborn men and helps understanding mens fears of commitment.
There are lots of things a girl wants her boyfriend to do but won’t ask for. If you are a sincere guy, keep in mind the following things and try to treat your girl accordingly.
It can take a truly solid relationship to survive the emotional trials of long distance. Here are 5 signs that your long-distance relationship isn’t working, and a few tips that can help you get back on track.
Making up a sexy nickname for your guy or girl isn't always a breeze, so here are 101 examples to test out on them! Have fun!
Here are ten very useful tips for keeping your marriage together, in spite of the challenges. This gives some honest down-to-earth, based on experience, and offers hope.
When dating someone, we expect to be able to tell them anything and vice versa. The level of intimate information disclosed can be a predictor of relationship success; couples who have higher levels of disclosure tend to have more successful relationships that last longer.
In 1988, I married the woman I'm still married to today. We cherish each other more now than ever, which has become quite an achievement in western society. So what, if anything, did we do right?
With so many Americans traveling and working abroad to say nothing of meeting people via the Internet, it is not surprising that many are finding love and marrying someone from abroad. Here is how to legally bring your spouse to the United States.
Are you ready to get married? Here are 7 signs you're ready for marriage and 3 major warning signs that you're not ready yet and should wait before settling down.
Find out how compatible you and your boyfriend are by having a question/answer session with deep questions that will help you both learn more about each other.
My husband Dexter is amazing in many ways, but his top attribute is that he’s a pilot. It’s a well-kept secret, but being married to an aviator has numerous benefits far beyond the most obvious advantage, that they can fly a plane. Read on and I'll give you some examples.
Bullying, name-calling, and political squabbling—we humans do a lot to divide us. Find out how compassionate listening does the opposite, building connections and giving relief to those in pain.
Keeping the secret may take more energy than building the relationship. Also, these foundational essentials may be missing.
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the cost before you make this life-changing decision.
Proposals of marriage are still a traditional, boy-asks-girl world, although there are several notable exceptions to this male prerogative: Leap Year, Sadie Hawkins Day, and an African island.
Five Love Languages is a book and web site that shows you how to renew, or even save, your marriage. Simple & effective: Get started in less than 2 hours.
Here is some advice and suggestions to making a long distance relationship work. This article will cover relationships that require more than a few hours of driving and what to expect from them.
Important date coming up? Here are ten cheap ways to make that special someone feel even more special.
What can you do when you are missing your boyfriend? How do you stop being sad when you haven't seen him for weeks? Here are twelve ways to soothe the pain.
Marriage is a wonderful institution. There is nothing like having the perfect mate to travel along the journey of life.
One of the hardest things to go through in life is the breaking of a relationship with someone, especially if you were particularly close to that person and have known them for a long time. Once a relationship ends it can be very difficult to...
Wondered why married couples fall out of love? How suddenly two seemingly made-for-each-other couples drift away? Read on to learn 7 reasons why marriages break up and how to avoid them.
I used to be a nagger, arrogant and I loved to fight with my wife mercilessly. Something changed that turned my life around but I was surprised to see my angel wife turn into an angry monster instead.
Advice for making a good first impression while also being yourself when initially meeting his family.
Read the things to keep in mind to survive the waiting game of being in a long distance relationship while waiting for the much-anticipated reunion.
Are you going to wish your girlfriend happy birthday with a cheesy off-the-shelf card? Instead, make her fall for you all over again by writing a romantic birthday wish straight from the heart.
Lust is an overwhelming longing and intense sexual desire. Love can keep two people together and lust can keep a relationship alive. However, would lovers have difficulty respecting one another with lust?
The Social Exchange theory claims that romantic relationships will last if the rational calculation of cost and benefit seems worthwhile. However, can we really use such economic terms when discussing romance?
Children, spouses, even the boss. Some people just get along with everybody. There's a secret to successful bonds with those who matter in your life and it's not being popular. At the end of the day, it's all about values.
Understanding how different tastes in music can affect relationships and how this knowledge can be used to help love blossom.
Our married lives tend to begin feeling stale or boring (yes, I said it...don't judge me...you know it's true!), but I believe it is because we forget about that spark that we once had with our spouses. All we need to do is re-kindle the fire, right? Well, I have thought long and hard and I have come up with some different and positively daring ways to bring that spark back to our marriages...and shake up the "norm" of everyday life with our partners.
One thing everyone should do before they tie the knot is make sure they know everything they want to about their significant other. Take a look at this list of questions to ask before you get married!
If you feel like you're all alone in your relationship, don't despair. Find the causes that drive wedges between you and your partner, and get tools for making those causes disappear.
Whether your partner is on a vacation, overseas job or has simply moved - Write your own romantic message, express your love and tell your partner how badly you want him/her to come back.
You believe you want a permanent relationship to enjoy years of building memories. However, for some reason you’re not devoted to it. This discussion may help clear up the confusion.
From nagging to dependency and from comparisons to exes - this post discusses these quirky and funny differences that create friction, fights and arguments in all relationships and marriages.
Signs of a rebound relationship include not being in love, dating to make an ex jealous, not being over your ex, dating out of the fear of being single and using physical intimacy to soothe heartbreak's frustration. While you are the best judge of your relationship, this post elaborates on the practical side of these seemingly complicated emotions which often get the better of a broken heart. Find out if you have pushed yourself into a rebound relationship with your new boyfriend or girlfriend.