You’ve been together – oh, it seems like forever. Anywhere from six months to umpteen years. And somewhere along the line you’ve developed the Evil Eye.
You know the one. That critical look you cast on your Sweetheart, that has little sweet in it and even less heart, the look that says “How can you just sit there on the couch when I’m running myself ragged in three different directions at once?” “Can’t you brown-bag it like everyone else instead of wasting money on having to buy… Continue
What happened to the romance in your marriage? Why is it when you look at your husband all you see is dirty socks to pick up and a yard that's not getting mowed?
It wasn't always this way. Once upon a time, not that long ago really, you used to be regular little lovebirds. You used to snuggle together on the couch, go for long walks together, spend long Sunday mornings being lazy together. Now it's work-kids-errands-kids-chores-kids, and just about the only thing you do in bed is… Continue
Earlier this month the Pew Research Center published new data on the demographics on marriages in 2008 based on Census data. In a new record, 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another, that's more than double the 6.7% from 1980. Breaking down who was marrying who, 9% of whites, 16% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 31% of Asians married someone whose race or ethnicity was different from their own. The… Continue
To date, the Ridley and Russell reunion tour has coaxed a mere $66.1m (£46m) from audiences across the pond. That's small change for a tentpole release these days – especially one that reportedly cost $200m – and Robin Hood will do well to creep past $100m before the theatrical cycle comes to a close. But studio heads know that even when a movie disappoints in the domestic market, they can, if the… Continue
Added by Alex Lee on June 23, 2010 at 10:46pm —
Although future posts will include a step-by-step guide for healing from infidelity, I want to jump start you on the process in case you just discovered the betrayal and you're eager to improve things between you and your spouse. Healing from infidelity involves teamwork; both partners must be fully committed to the hard work of getting their marriages back on track. The unfaithful partner must be willing to end the affair and do whatever it takes to win back the trust of his or her spouse.…
Why do you feel a pang of regret for those children you never had, that you always said you never wanted? Why do you feel a yearning for kids when you know they really don't fit your lifestyle or who you are?
I'm at the park, watching a bunch of kids play softball, and a gal sitting nearby asks her friend, "Ever wanted kids?" and the gal shakes her head: "Nah – too much to deal with as it is." "Yeah," the friend says, "But sometimes I wonder if I should have." "Well, you still… Continue
Want to be able to stop a fight in its tracks? Take a timeout. In the heat of an argument it's difficult to keep your relationship goals in sight. By taking an intentional break, the time spent reflecting can help to calm your nerves. In this video, I lay out simple strategies to help couples establish a system to lessen the negative effects of their arguments.
I just read an interesting article about a recent study that concluded that young men are more vulnerable to the "ups and downs" of relationships than you might think. Though the study looked at 1000 unmarried, 18-23 year olds only, it got me thinking about the possible implications for men in general, whether married or not.
Men are conditioned to put on a brave face and not show their distress. The study indicated that these young men actually suffered more than they let on…
Rick Reilly speaks with the great John Wooden before his passing about his everlasting love for his wife Nellie. Reilly describes their relationship as the greatest love story never told. We think you'll agree. It's easy to see why Wooden was so loved and why he'll be so missed. …
If you live in the Denver metro area, take your spouse/partner to a FREE (donations gladly accepted) Go For The Gold a capella concert on Friday evening ~ June 25 (7:30 - 9:30 pm) ~ Eaglecrest High School - 5100 S. Picadilly Street Centennial, CO 80015. Come listen to the best a capella music in the Rocky Mt. Region.
Featuring: Sound of the Rockies - 2009 4th Place BHS Storm Front - 2009 3rd Place…
Why do road trips with your husband always end up in arguments? Why are you so aggravated by the simple act of driving somewhere with your husband?
You're fuming. Your husband insists on having the air-conditioner on high, never mind that you're freezing, and the radio station blasting rock-and-roll, never mind your eardrums. You repeat a silent "I will not let this prevent me from having a good time," but finally your patience ends. You erupt with "Will you turn that damn thing… Continue
This is the seventh and last post in my Hitched series on premarital tips for married couples who either never learned - or have forgotten how to keep the foundation under their "marriage house" as strong as possible.
7 ) Define Your Personal, Couple and Family Goals: Have you ever discussed your goals with your spouse? Even if you did at one time, have they changed? For long term marriages so much can change within the…
Low sexual desire in men is America's best kept secret. Millions
of men don't want sex with their wives. The problem is, men simply
don't want to discuss this matter with their wives, health care
professionals or anyone else for that matter. This leaves women feeling
alone and lonely. This video explains this sexual problem in marriage
and offers sex-starved wives several tips for bridging the desire…Continue
A while back The Wall Street Journal published an article on how the small things can wreck your marriage. The author interviewed many couples, including her parents, who offered all sorts of anecdotes highlighting how smacking of the lips or buttering an English muffin can become unbearably annoying. This article piggybacks the research of Dr.… Continue
Added by hitched on June 3, 2010 at 11:45am —
One study suggests cohabitating is beneficial for relationships and another says it will lead to doom down the line. So what's happening with these different studies? How can we make sense of them? Dr. Karen Sherman breaks things down.