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.
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.
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
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!
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...
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.
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.
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...
Does your husband still look at you the way he did at your wedding? Here are signs that your husband is still head-over-heels for you.
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.
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.
Important date coming up? Here are ten cheap ways to make that special someone feel even more special.
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...
Understanding how different tastes in music can affect relationships and how this knowledge can be used to help love blossom.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Deciding whether to live together before marriage is an important decision. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages and lists them.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Sometimes, men do need their own space too. Stop freaking out about it. You get your time on your own and he needs it too. The cool thing is, you can help by supporting your man!
Learn some of the most common expectations of people in long distance dating and the reality behind each expectation.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Preparing for a long-distance relationship is as important as dealing with the actual ups and downs of it. Emotional preparation is the most important of all. And the most difficult.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
How to be a submissive wife. The feminist movement has risen hand-in-hand with the divorce rate, and female unhappiness is at an all-time high Why wifely submission can be the ultimate tool for marital ease and happiness for both spouses.
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...
Looking for some ideas on what to call your boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other? Read this Hub for inspiration!
What I learned the first month of marriage and how I discovered the difference between an argument and a conversation.
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...
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!
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...
Does being affectionate when talking with your spouse mean you must be hugging and kissing the whole time? Of course not, that's not practical! But there are ways to communicate in more loving ways.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to help make the transition from career to homemaking easier, less complicated, and less stressful.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Is your man a good for nothing, lazy, TV watching slob? Here's how to turn him into a husband that helps out.
By Dexter Yarbrough. Marriage is a wonderful institution. There is nothing like having the perfect mate to travel along the journey of life.
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.
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 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.
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!
I discovered a powerful way to understand and feel what someone else is feeling. It’s a way to appreciate where they are "coming from" and get in touch with their emotions. The trick is to clone their posture.
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.
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!
Keeping the secret may take more energy than building the relationship. Also, these foundational essentials may be missing.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
This post gives a practical twist to make seemingly complicated advice applicable to the lives of girlfriends and boyfriends living apart from each other.
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...
What constitutes 'common law marriage' as applied in DC and how it is interpreted in Maryland courts.
Sometimes it seems hard to keep the passion in your relationship. So many things vie for our time and attention. Here are some easy tips that will help keep your relationship alive.
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...
New beginnings are among the greatest of life's gifts. Consider these seven factors to help you make the best of your second marriage.
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.
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.
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.
Backed by several years of psychological research, this checklist will help you make a valid decision about whether to get married again.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
These tips will help you live with your partner and enjoy the core essence of a live-in relationship.
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.
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.
Has your romantic relationship progressed to a point where you feel like writing a love letter your darling? These tips on writing love letters can help you put your heart and soul into every line.
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?
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.
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...
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.
Being conscious of your partner's good qualities helps with appreciation. Focusing on what you really want will help avoid wasting time with inappropriate partners. This is what emotional availability is all about.
Explore ways to keep your relationship fresh and alive even though you live far apart from each other.
In this post I will give you seven reasons why living and working together can have a positive impact on your relationship
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 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.
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!
"Still married" has the potential to become "happily married!" There is still the possibility of repairing a relationship before you end the marriage. Here are some questions to consider.
In some cases, divorce can break a family apart permanently. But sometimes divorce can create a happier future for everyone involved.
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.
Stop looking for why women have mood swings and find out how you can stop annoying your girlfriend or wife during her mood swings.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It comes natural to most females to have that mother instinct, that certain feeling that when something is wrong with your children you know it. Well you must use this same instinct with your mate. You can read his body language, listen to his...
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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?...
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Advice for making a good first impression while also being yourself when initially meeting his family.
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.
Finally moving in together after a Long Distance Relationship? Here are some tips to help guide you through living together.
There are some truly lovable mothers-in-law who respect the privacy of the newlyweds. And then, there are those who with their reputation deserved the humorous name "monster-in-law".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do want greater satisfaction in your marriage? Start with improving your communication, an important building block for a strong, healthy marriage.
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....
If you are lucky enough to have found your true love, don't take his or her love for granted! Find ways to express love and affection every day!
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.
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.
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 love hearing that they are appreciated just as much as women do! Learn how to write the perfect love letter to your sweetheart.
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...
These are great questions for new couples, long-time couples, or even crushes. Find out how your significant other really feels!
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.
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!
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Men have no trouble committing to a career or to friends. Why, then, is it different with marriage? Overlooking the good things in a relationship and a lack of communication can cause commitment issues.
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.
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!
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.
When someone you love is or becomes an addict, there are very important things to keep in mind to ensure your own well being.
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
I'm not attracted to my husband sexually. What can I do about this? This is a common problem many women face. In this article, I will discuss the ways in which you can work through and solve this issue.
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...