How To Stay Monogamous

Modern Americans appear to be serially monogamous. For those who wonder how to stay monogamous in a relationship, it can be helpful to look for “triggers” for cheating within relationships. Research shows that these most commonly move one member of a couple from being content in a monogamous relationship to the cheater/cheated column. If these exist in your life and marriage, be aware and proactive to keep your love strong....more

Why Chivalry is Important in a Modern Relationship

The very word “chivalry” evokes thoughts of Medieval knights and movies of that age in which the behaviour of men towards women was marked by great respect and affectation. Unfortunately, such behaviour seems as ancient as that distant time, yet chivalry is still one of the strongest aspects in how men and women demonstrate their respect towards the other....more

Is Equality in Marriage a Sexual Turn-Off?

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb's NY Times Magazine article, "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?" shares sociological studies examining “Egalitarianism, Housework and Sexual Frequency in Marriage,” which posit that as couples become equal breadwinners and caregivers, the satisfaction they gain from sharing the chores is somehow dampening their desire for each other.  One study claims: “The less gender differentiation, the less sexual desire.” In other words, in an attempt to be gender-neutral, we may have become gender-neutered."  Is she right?...more
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Valentine's Day Thoughts: 5 Couples Who Probably Shouldn't Have Gotten Together, But We Are So Glad They Did

This Valentine's Day I decided to focus on the power of love; that overwhelming kind that makes us lose our heads and give up whatever we need to, ignore whatever warnings are made clear to us and do whatever we have to in order to be together.   Sometimes, love conquers all and sometimes it breaks our hearts.    Here are 5 couples that probably shouldn't have happened, but let's be honest, we are so glad they did:...more

I'll Have What She's Having

I’ll Have What She’s HavingPosted on February 7, 2014 ...more

Relationship Status: It's Complicated

When did "it's complicated" become a status alongside married, single, divorced, widowed? I confess to having rolled my eyes a time or two or even chuckled when seeing this status on a few social media walls, shaking my head and thinking, "really?" However, relationships really can be complicated. I'm not sure it's worthy of a status but when two human beings come together and try to make a go of it, it's never quite that simple....more

The Dirty Little Secret of A Control Freak

About six times a year I travel for business leaving my husband and at least two children and a high-energy alpha puppy behind.  My typical practice prior to leaving is to compose an outrageously detailed novella on what my husband and children must do during every moment that I am gone.  Some common sentences from the novella include, “Feed my dog”  “Wake the children up for school”  “Feed the kids breakfast and don’t miss the bus”  “Lock the door before bedtime” and the apparently less than obvious, “Put the kids to bed at a decent hour.”  ...more

What the FUC* is HE thinking?????

Half the time men in relationships make dumb ass choices and comments, that lets women they are with know they have to be the brains of the operation.Its a large burden to carry most of the time women that have been with these men may feel empowered and secure, then there are the times wemon want to be able to sit back and the man should be able to step up and give her that break...the key to this is "without" her having to coach the man through the process of what she is needing. Why or why dont men anticipate needs, WTF????? *sound off*...more

The Business of Marriage: Branding Your Relationship

In marriage just like business you must create and maintain your brand. This is the perception you create about you and your mate. When people talk about you how do you want to be perceived? Are you the loving couple? The happy couple? The drama-filled couple? Or the miserable couple?...more

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