Do you want to improve your marriage and bring more fun and spontaneity to your life together? Here are 15 little ways to remind your husband how much his love and friendship means to you.
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.
Emotionally preparing for a long-distance relationship is as important as dealing with the actual ups and downs of it.
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.
Deciding whether to live together before marriage is an important decision. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages and lists them.
Marriage is always a big step, even more so if your fiance is from a different country. Here is some food for thought before you say 'I Do'.
Can random acts of kindness improve your marriage? Why not test that theory with these suggested gifts and favors your husband will be sure to appreciate!
Unique examples and advice for those who cannot think of anything great to say about their partner! Find ways to convey words of affirmation, and learn how to accept compliments gracefully.
As my husband's second wife, I never once considered the thoughts and feelings of his ex-wife. Rather, I was enjoying my new marriage and family! It wasn't until I was on the flip side of the situation that I truly understood the emotions that...
Marriage is a wonderful institution. There is nothing like having the perfect mate to travel along the journey of life.
Long distance relationships are difficult and complicated to maintain, but it is not impossible. It just needs two mature individuals who try to make it work together.
What are some of the things you can do to treat your spouse with respect so that you can have a happy marriage? Find out ten ways you can do this.
Along with our list of 25 romantic things to say to your girlfriend, comes an even longer list of what not to say to her! Make sure to read our Do's and Don'ts guide to romancing your girl!
Backed by several years of psychological research, this checklist will help you make a valid decision about whether to get married again.
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!
How do you know when your relationship is ready for the next level (exclusivity)—after dating for several months? Obviously there needs to be an official conversation that takes place, however, there are also tell-tale signs that your relationship...
Sometimes the intimate connections we make don't necessarily happen in an instant, they are built over time. These connections either occur through coincidence, the right place and the right time—or potentially, both. When you find the Universe...
A few of my tips to be your spouse's best friend and how they can keep your marriage strong and happy.
Every marriage will have its share of challenges. One of the most common issues couples are said to face involves communication problems. I’ve always thought it kind of strange since most couples don’t start having issues with communication...
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.
There comes a time in our married life when everything becomes routine. We get so caught up with everyday concerns like earning a living, raising the kids, and managing the home that we neglect ourselves and the person we vowed to love and to...
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!
Physical touch is not just what happens between the sheets. Find out how to balance and sustain both affectionate physical touch and intimate physical touch in your relationship.
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.
So, you’re in for the long haul, or well, that’s what you’re hoping for anyway. Well, heading into a long distance relationship may seem daunting at first when you start hearing all the things that can go wrong, but I’m here to tell you...
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.
New beginnings are among the greatest of life's gifts. Consider these seven factors to help you make the best of your second marriage.
Friends are a blessing—until your spouse's commitment to them is taking priority over you. Perhaps you are the one sacrificing your relationship for your old pals. Here's how to recognize the signs.
Every relationship needs to be nurtured with love and given attention to survive. Life's daily chaos makes it hard at times to focus on it so adding in positive routines to rebuild it is important.
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.
Learn how the principles of nonviolent communication, also known as compassionate communication, can help you understand and act upon those things that can help make life more enriching and enjoyable.
Do you have a crabby husband who always grumbles and complains ? Learn how to deal with your husband to make both of your lives sweeter. Helpful tips to deal with your cranky husband.
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.
In this post I will give you seven reasons why living and working together can have a positive impact on your relationship
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.
Why would you read an article on the art of annoying your husband? Because you are sure you are not one of the "annoying" ones, and just to be safe- you will read it to prove that you have done none of these things. Good luck!
Did your boyfriend totally forget about your birthday recently? Did you even drop hints, and he still forgot? First of all, Happy Birthday! Second of all, read this before you get too mad.
Don't be just like every other guy. Here are some great ways to make that special woman in your life feel like the princess she has always wanted to be.
How many ways can you think of to say 'I love you' without using those same words? Here are a few ideas to let your partner know what he means to you through kind and loving deeds and actions.
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.
Does your husband still look at you the way he did at your wedding? Are you wondering if he still loves you? Here are signs that your husband is still head-over-heels for you.
Breaking up with someone you still love is one of the most painful things to go through in life. Many have asked "Why would you break up with someone if you still love them?" I was one of them, when I was younger. But since I have gotten older,...
There's no better, or funner, way to show just how much you know about your significant other than by playing the Newlywed Game! These questions are a funny way to test how much you know your love!
Many of us have had an experience with someone who was playing mind games. Both men and women tend to do this equally, and it has nothing to do with gender and more with individual personality traits.
These tips will help you live with your partner and enjoy the core essence of a live-in relationship.
Looking for some ideas on what to call your boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other? Read this Hub for inspiration!
Let's face it...most women in a relationship start to want some sort of committment from their man after being together for awhile. Although scary, there are ways to get him to talk "future" plans.
There's a joke that circulates on email every so often about how to please a woman (a list of about 50 items) vs. how to please a man (Show up naked. Bring beer). Sure, that's all well and good for everyday. But what about when your man is hurting?...
This is a collection of funny, witty, sarcastic, and surprising answers to the question "Will you marry me?" Try some of them and see your proposers' reaction!
Men: It really isn't difficult or expensive to please a woman. Here are 40 little things you can do for her to show her you are the most wonderful man in the world!
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.
With the world getting smaller every day, long-distance relationships are a growing trend. Here are 12 curious things that you realize during a long-distance relationship.
To be a good boyfriend, you have to have good relationship skills. You have to be willing to make sacrifices for the woman that you are with, and you have to be trustworthy. Your priority should be making your girlfriend happy. It's hard enough...
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.
Is your man a good for nothing, lazy, TV watching slob? Here's how to turn him into a husband that helps out.
Men and women are hard-wired differently. What works for the goose does not work for the gander. This is where most communication hiccups occur. We naturally assume that the way we do things is the way they do things. The simple understanding...
Do want greater satisfaction in your marriage? Start with improving your communication, an important building block for a strong, healthy marriage.
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.
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.
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.
These rules may benefit those who want to have a better shot in succeeding in relationships in general. There is no guarantee that these rules will ensure a stable relationship, but it should give insight as to how to make relationships last longer and also avoid any trouble significant others
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
But did you know that if you don't comfort your woman in some shape or form you are neglecting some of her needs? It's true - she needs support and understanding in order to feel loved.
What are the most common traits of happy couples? Look closely and you’ll start to notice that couples who cultivate a few simple healthy relationship habits that keep their marriage strong.
The months have turned into years and you're still there, waiting patiently for a proposal. Find out why women like you are still single and ring-less and may remain that way.
The Chinese have given a beautiful and very convincing theory as to why the wedding ring should go on the fourth finger. As the story goes: Look at your left hand, the hand that your wedding ring goes on, and do you see your thumb? Well the thumb...
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.
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.
The sense of community in my childhood church gave “minding your sister’s business” a positive meaning. In this close family setting, my church impacted my life with some essential family values.
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!
Dealing with your boyfriend's baby mama can be unpleasant. Today we talk to two women who have crazy baby mama stories to share. Tips on how to deal with your boyfriend's baby mama.
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.
What can you do to make your wife feel loved? Every husband has wondered about this. Read on to learn top tips every husband should know about how to make their wives feel loved.
Long Distance Relationships are not easy. It is for that very reason that anyone can Google "Long Distance Relationship" and come up with thousands of ways to make them work. One thing I have found to be lacking the most important aspect of any relationship--Spirituality. Therefore, here I aim to help people in understanding how to keep God at the center of relationship, for if you truly want to it thrive, having a rich spiritual life together is the best way cultivate your relationship.
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've found yourself falling for a guy who has a ring on his finger, you might be wondering how to date a married man successfully. Is it even possible? Well, it depends on your ethical stance.
Some things are clear. Opening his mail is a felony. Going through his dirty laundry if you’re the one doing the laundry, well then that has to be acceptable. But what about everything that falls in between? If her cell phone rings while she’s...
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the emotional and financial cost before you make this life-changing decision.
People in long distance relationships are like the kid in your class who does the extra hard math problems at the end of each section just for fun. Or the person who wakes up at 4AM to run 16 miles every day, up a mountain in the rain. They're doing...
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.
Don't get caught in a marrige you're not prepared for. Make sure to thoroughly discuss these ten topics before popping the question (or accepting).
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.
Thinking about asking the woman you love to marry you? Here's some tips on how to make the experience perfect!
Long distance relationships can certainly present challenges and disadvantages, but there are plenty of positives. This article lists the advantages of this type of romance.
You must make time for your spouse if you want your marriage to work. But how can you when you have to make money and see to other commitments? This article teaches you how to do it.
To women who find themselves in the love shackles of a military man, we know all too well how difficult it is to survive a long distance relationship. Whether the distance is a deployment, OCS, boot camp, TBS or living in different cities—we...
If you’re a girl looking for some random questions to ask your boyfriend, then read on! Here are 100 of them to get to know your boy even more!
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.
When someone you love is or becomes an addict, there are very important things to keep in mind to ensure your own well being.
The lonely wife you think of, is only one of many. More than 62% of older adults polled reported being lonely while being married or living with a partner. The lonely wife needs caution and comfort.
If you are planning to get married, you need to plan for both your wedding and your marriage. Premarital counseling uses specific strategies to help you to prepare for marriage.
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.
Ouch. This can either be a huge problem, because your spouse is very, very close to his or her family and you just can't stand them, or a really huge problem because your in-laws are genuinely awful people and both of you would rather have root...
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.
Since the beginning of time marriage has been a mixture of both love and economics with almost as many people down through the ages marrying for money as for love.
This post gives a practical twist to make seemingly complicated advice applicable to the lives of girlfriends and boyfriends living apart from each other.
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.
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?
Many parents feel entitled to interfere with their adult child's relationships or marriage. Why is it that so many parents still don't feel their adult kids can make their own decisions?
Long distance relationships are by far one of the most difficult types of relationships to uphold to. It's had it's doubts but there are some truths behind the relationships that put those myths away.
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!
Most marriages will, at one point, experience a bit of turmoil. But how do you know if you're just going through a rough patch, or it's really time to get a divorce?
Men love hearing that they are appreciated just as much as women do! Learn how to write the perfect love letter to your sweetheart.
Are you bored now? You're having a very long vacation on the couch and now, you're tired of it. It's time to do something worth your time.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Stop looking for why women have mood swings and find out how you can stop annoying your girlfriend or wife during her mood swings.
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.
Learn some of the most common expectations of people in long distance dating and the reality behind each expectation.
Have you ever felt that you give more than you get in a relationship? Have you ever secretly wished that you could be loved by a man as much as you love him? This article will help you understand how to keep love alive without putting too much pressure on yourself.
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.
It's always hard to tell someone about your non-monogamous relationship. People have very strong opinions on the issue, and you always run the risk of someone you never expected telling you it's wrong. The process is even harder when you're trying...
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.
I'm sure many activist women will have steam coming from their ears and blood oozing from their eyes when they read this commentary. However, let's face it. We've had a horrible reputation of emasculating our men; and allowing activist women groups...
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!
If your husband is immature, you can end up having to shoulder the family responsibilities by yourself. Don't let him get away with this behavior, and emphasize that he must understand that he should be committed to the family, too. Stop playing mother!
Marriage and family are crucial to success in society. More marriages and families are failing than ever before. Something needs to be done to bring back the respect for marriage.
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.
Improve your marriage by finding out how your partner rates you in certain areas. Areas include housework, raising children, cooking, cleaning, intimacy, financial support, activities, etc.
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.
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.
It is such a joyous feeling when a woman gets proposed to. Many women sit day and night wondering if they are wife material and if their partner will ever pop the question.
Understanding how different tastes in music can affect relationships and how this knowledge can be used to help love blossom.
Richard P. Loving and his wife, Mildred, were convicted under Virginia law that banned mixed marriages. They eventually won a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 1967 that overturned laws prohibiting interracial unions. In 1968, Gallup found that...
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.
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.
Keeping the secret may take more energy than building the relationship. Also, these foundational essentials may be missing.
Being together while you are apart is hard. These are a few of the most successful things my husband and I did together when we were living in 2 different countries.
Even after we're grown and gone from the nest, families still have an amazing capacity to ruin our lives. To me, this capacity is most obvious in our relationships with outsiders, i.e., a dating relationship, an engagement, even a marriage. There...
How do you know if the man you fell in love with so long ago is still in love with you? Read on and see if you recognize any of these signs that suggest he's crazy about you, even after all this time.
This list contains over a hundred funny and creative ways to tell someone that you're yearning for them instead of just blandly saying "I miss you!"
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.
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.
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....
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.
Long-distance relationships are increasingly common, thanks in a large part to the internet's ability to aid contact and communication. This article lists 10 disadvantages of long-distance romances.
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.
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.
Toxic people are in all of our lives or at least experienced someone toxic. To become more aware, read the following signs that explain different behaviors of toxic people.
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.
Tips for couples to manage different work and sleep schedules and stay connected as well as handling sleeping arrangements so both of you get the rest you need.
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!
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.
Read on for tips on how to behave, what to wear and what to talk about, when you meet your guy's family for the first time and get them to genuinely like you.
With divorce so prevalent in today's society many married couples are left wondering how they can help their marriage survive, while others who are not yet married wonder if it is worth even getting married. Marriage is not meant to end in...
Whether you are newly married or been married for 50 years, you know that married life isn't always 'happily ever after'. Fortunately, the key to a happy marriage is simple. You just have to learn how to practice the the biblical advice to love your...
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.
These are great questions for new couples, long-time couples, or even crushes. Find out how your significant other really feels!
A guide to help make the transition from career to homemaking easier, less complicated, and less stressful.
Outlines a pattern for direct and effective communication with a solution-focused outcome. Say what you mean and get what you want in the process.
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.
I'm happy I left work to be a stay-at-home wife (SAHW). If you are currently or want to be a housewife without children, this article is for you.
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.
It takes lots of hard work to keep a relationship running smoothly. It also requires that all parties involved in the relationship do some of the work.
Important date coming up? Here are ten cheap ways to make that special someone feel even more special.
When one or both spouses must travel frequently for work, the marriage can be strained, with feelings of resentment, loneliness, and anger developing between the couple. This article helps you cope.
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.
While no two marriages are alike in beginnings or biggest problems, you and your spouse can create a safe, nurturing, and communicative environment by implementing some of these strategies.
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.
Bored in marriage. Why its normal and how to be satisfied again. Are you missing your single days? When you could travel, go to bars, shop, and go on adventures without considering your spouse?
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.
Bratty behavior is usually exhibited when we don't get what we wanted from a guy. Usually this is due to false expectations, assumptions, or setting our hopes too high when it comes to dating. It can also occur when we have an idea set in our heads...
Emotional intimacy is just as important as physical intimacy. While it tends to be more important for women to feel connected on an emotional level, men enjoy the connection too.
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.
Strong relationships happen when we strive to practice clear, respectful communication, whether by talking, touching, or committing random acts of kindness around the house.
There is no magic button when trying to make your girlfriend/wife weak in the knees. The secret to making a woman happy starts within the heart.
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...
You can transition into a fulfilling and satisfying season of your life instead of experiencing feelings of extreme anxiety at the prospect of your children leaving home.
Asking questions is by far the best way to get to know someone, particularly a new boyfriend! Take a look at this list of funny questions to ask your boyfriend and take a few!
A fun list of romantic surprises that your wife or girlfriend will love! Use some of these ideas to craft your own special surprise for that special lady in your life.
Learn to use absence to gain respect and increase your value. Learn how to be mysterious and make them demand your return. Keep in mind the law of scarcity.
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.
Media and technology is not really the problem in the marriage relationship. It can definitely be the catalyst or the means by which unhealthy behavior is fostered and carried out.