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...
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
Explore ways to keep your relationship fresh and alive even though you live far apart from each other.
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.
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.
Important date coming up? Here are ten cheap ways to make that special someone feel even more special.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
New beginnings are among the greatest of life's gifts. Consider these seven factors to help you make the best of your second marriage.
These are great questions for new couples, long-time couples, or even crushes. Find out how your significant other really feels!
What's the beauty in falling in love with the wrong person? Is this something we should regret about or be grateful for?
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.
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.
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.
Looking for some ideas on what to call your boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other? Read this Hub for inspiration!
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...
A guide to help make the transition from career to homemaking easier, less complicated, and less stressful.
Due to the success of 101 Reasons to Stay Single years after it was published (and now that I am, in fact, happily engaged,) I decided to put together a new list– 101 reasons to get (and stay!) Married. Enjoy. :)
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.
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.
Learn 8 simple tips on how to have a successful marriage from a happily married couple of 40 years (and counting)!
This is my second marriage to a wonderful man. This article explains the 12 reasons why I love this man who gives me unconditional love.
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.
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.
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.
Those three words can get tossed around too frequently, so that the true meaning gets lost in translation.
Emotionally preparing for a long-distance relationship is as important as dealing with the actual ups and downs of it.
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.
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.
Deciding whether to live together before marriage is an important decision. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages and lists them.
Do want greater satisfaction in your marriage? Start with improving your communication, an important building block for a strong, healthy marriage.
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!
Only 3% of all married women married the men who deflowered them. A dream borne at dawn is not necessarily that which comes true at dusk! "We were separated by time, reason and location. I know not where he is now or what he has become." Said...
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!
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.
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.
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'.
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!
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.
These tips will help you live with your partner and enjoy the core essence of a live-in relationship.
Check out these 11 easy ways to show your spouse you care today and every day of your relationship. Not only will you be building a relationship to last a lifetime, but you will be positive role models to the next generation you're raising as well.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Are you lucky enough to have fallen in love with and married your best friend? Here are five reasons why spending the rest of your life with your closet friend is the greatest thing ever!
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.
Some might say nothing. Others might say a lot. After living as a military spouse for almost two decades I hope to shed some light on the truth, or at least what I believe to be the truth. My husband has been an Army soldier for 23 years. Some of...
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.
Learn some of the most common expectations of people in long distance dating and the reality behind each expectation.
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.
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....
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!
Selecting the right song to be played during marriage proposal can really help to enhance the mood of that special moment, making the occasion so memorable and romantic.
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!
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.
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.
Backed by several years of psychological research, this checklist will help you make a valid decision about whether to get married again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes, people need their own space in a relationship. As their partner, there's no need for you to worry—this is your time alone too! Here are some ideas for what you can do while your spouse is working on their own projects.
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.
How can you be a great spouse so that your partner will be happy and can enjoy your marriage to the fullest?
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.
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?
Understanding how different tastes in music can affect relationships and how this knowledge can be used to help love blossom.
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.
Can praying help save your marriage? If your relationship has hit a rough patch and you're not sure where to turn, you may find prayer can help guide you through a challenging time in your marriage.
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.
Playing a guessing game is not the way to sustain a relationship; Communication is the key as well as the door to a long-term relationship.
This post gives a practical twist to make seemingly complicated advice applicable to the lives of girlfriends and boyfriends living apart from each other.
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?
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.
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.
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...
Long-distance relationships can be tough and make you feel lonely and sad. However, long-distance relationships have many benefits which couples who have experienced them can only confirm. Read more!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
Finally moving in together after a Long Distance Relationship? Here are some tips to help guide you through living together.
Marriage is a wonderful institution. There is nothing like having the perfect mate to travel along the journey of life.
Each marriage is unique in it's own right, but there are things you can do to ensure a long and happy life together. With these ten steps, you are on your way to peace and happiness with your spouse
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.
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.
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...
Stop looking for why women have mood swings and find out how you can stop annoying your girlfriend or wife during her mood swings.
Thinking about asking the woman you love to marry you? Here's some tips on how to make the experience perfect!
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.
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.
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!
Conflict is painful. It brings out anger, fear, and anxiety, and most try to avoid it. However, it can be a positive experience when handled correctly. It's a natural part of an imperfect world.
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,...
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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...
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.
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...
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?
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?
What can you do to improve your relationship with your spouse so that you can enjoy your marriage even better? Learn 7 things you can do to make this happen.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Advice for making a good first impression while also being yourself when initially meeting his family.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trust is just one of the many ingredients of a solid relationship. Learning how trust works and how we can trust after our trust has been broken is important in creating new healthy relationships.
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.
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.
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!
Keeping the secret may take more energy than building the relationship. Also, these foundational essentials may be missing.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Is your man a good for nothing, lazy, TV watching slob? Here's how to turn him into a husband that helps out.
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...
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.
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.
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.
A few of my tips to be your spouse's best friend and how they can keep your marriage strong and happy.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?...
You have to shoulder the family issues by yourself if your husband is immature. Do not let him have his way and he must understand that he too should be committed to the family. Stop playing mother!
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.
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...
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...
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...
How to cope with a long distance relationship, advice to keep it running smooth, and knowing you are not alone.
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.
When someone you love is or becomes an addict, there are very important things to keep in mind to ensure your own well being.
Happy marriages are not made in heaven. They are worked on every day by couples who love each other and are committed to making their marriage work. Here are 10 tips for happy marriages!
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.