Need input on relationship question

I'm doing a little research. Those in a satisfactory/good/great/excellent marriage (as opposed to poor/violent/degrading marriage), I need your input. Hopefully there are more out there in the first kind of relationship than the other, but can you give me your input on whether you and your spouse's parents were in a satisfactory/good/great/excellent marriage?  I'm trying to see how much parents have an influence on their children regarding their own relationships.  Thanks!...more

Best Marriage Advice Ever!

 I recently went to a wedding. And, while I love all weddings, this one really special. Not only was it beautiful because of the gorgeous location and the love of this fantastic couple, but it stood out to me because of what the officiant told them....more
I love this!  Beautifully said and very wise.  I'm going to remember these words in my relationship.more

The Reasons Why Couples Argue and How to Prevent it.

The three common reasons couples argue usually involves money, chores and time together.If you are thinking about getting married, or you are a newlywed, these are the three areas you must get into the habit of talking about regularly.  Unfortunately, most couples don't talk about these things, until they can't take it any more. And it usually sounds something like this... We don't have enough money to spend... you don't do enough around the house and I have to do everything!  We don't spend enough time together or have enough sex!...more

Should I stay married? My kids are grown and out of the house, but it would be tough financially.

I received an email from Mary.  She writes: Should I stay married? My kids are grown and out of the house, but it would be tough financially.My Response I’m sure you have realized how challenging getting divorced will be, even with the financial challenges.  That is why it is so important to really think about the benefits and consequences of your next steps....more
adelewishnot Great point!  Starting and ending a relationship is never easy.  Thanks for your post.more

4 Ways Stilettos Can Help Spice Up Your Marriage

 Image couresy of Married-and-Naked A little while back I asked my husband, "Is there any way that I can be a better wife for you?"...more
lol haha this is great!more

Outside the Kitchen: Conscious UnCoupling

I felt compelled to write my first post about my profession as a family law attorney yesterday morning as I watched Good Morning America.   There I was watching my favorite morning show discussing the very essence of what I do on a daily basis.  Most importantly, Robin, Josh, Lara, and Amy were talking about the very essence of what I believe in my core;  the possibility of amicable dissolution of a marriage for the best interests of the children....more

Why I Had to Ravish my Husband

Marriage Advice from a Wife Dominatrix: Last weekend I wanted to eat my husband alive. His eyes were more cerulean blue than a ‘Sconset sky on a bike-ride Sunday. His pecs were glorious mounds of muscled filet mignon and just looking at his wrists and hands, both surgeon-pianist delicate and stevedore strong, had me feeling decidedly … how shall we say, damp?...more

Special Needs Couple Gives Advice On Marriage

It’s not easy to be married. Marriage isn’t a fairytale, it’s hard work. That's the cautionary advice Nick and Lindsey have for other newlyweds....more

Bisexuality and Marriage: I Disagree With Dr. Romance

Today at work I saw BlogHer post a link to an article with the title "My Husband is Curious About Sex With Men." As a bisexual woman in a committed relationship with a bisexual man, this drew my interest. Being bisexual is often like being in a forgotten class. We get lost among the heterosexual population because a lot of us are in opposite gender relationships. If we're in same sex relationships, its assumed we're gay or mostly gay. ...more
I don't think its fair to call her insecure. She didn't sign up for a marriage that involved her ...more

Coaching Corner Q&A: "My husband and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum."

 Welcome to this week's Coaching Corner!Keep reading to find out what to do when you and your spouse just can't seem to see eye-to-eye.Dear Dr. Ann, ...more