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<img class="nonwhite" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="vintage couple date" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2008/01/firstdate.png" alt="firstdate.png" hspace="10" width="223" height="295" align="left" /> Does your marriage feel flat? Studies show that after three years of marriage, many couples start complaining about their relationship being stale and boring.
Editor’s note : This is a guest post from Corey Allan of Simple Marriage . Relationships are easy. You may have read or heard the opposite, that relationships are hard work.
Do you meet many chameleons each day? You know, people who have the ability to blend into the group they’re with. I know you’ve met a few, perhaps you’ve married one – or you’re one yourself.
Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Patricia Pelayo “There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” ~Robert Brault A few years ago it happened, and it couldn’t have come at a better moment.
You want to get married . It's taken a while to admit it. Saying it out loud -- even in your mind -- feels kind of desperate, kind of unfeminist, kind of definitely not you, or at least not any you that you recognize. Because you're hardly like those girls on TLC saying yes to the dress and you would never compete for a man like those poor actress-wannabes on The Bachelor . You've never dreamt of an aqua-blue ring box. Then, something happened.
But even doomsayers get the occasional dose of good news. And so it was last week, when a study from the Centers for Disease Control revealed that American teens and 20-somethings are waiting longer to have sex. In 2002, the study reported, 22 percent of Americans aged 15 to 24 were still virgins. By 2008, that number was up to 28 percent.
Personality typing systems abound on the Internet, some of them more reputable than others. Facebook quizzes and other social media sites will tell you everything from which cartoon character you are most like to what love story your life most resembles. You can spend hours answering questions on some online dating sites that will help you clarify what you are like and what you want to see in a mate. And then there are professional personality typing systems such as Myers Briggs that will help you figure out which of 16 personality buckets you fit into. These are fun but are they really useful?
We should all know this: that listening, not talking, is the gifted and great role, and the imaginative role. And the true listener is much more beloved, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective and learns more and does more good. And so try listening. Listen to your wife, your husband, your father, your mother, your children, your friends; to those who love you and those who don't, to those who bore you, to your enemies. It will work a small miracle.
April 1, 2008 — Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women under stress showed neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to stressful situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orbitofrontal cortex suggested activation of the "fight or flight" response. In women, stress activated the limbic system, which is associated with emotional responses. There are many books and movies that highlight the psychological differences between men and women -- Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, for example; but now, neurologists say they have brain images that prove male and female brains do work differently -- at least under stress.
Barnzi I've been married now the last 15 year first 7 were great the last 8 have been a living hell .... Why am I still here in this marraige I loathe, I can put up with it for my daughter and I will do until she has left home. You see my...
‘The Marriage of Figaro’ courtesy of TheIntelligencer Despairingly, he looked at her, shook his head, and asked, “Whatever happened to us? We don’t laugh any more; we used to always be laughing!” With contemptuous expression and voice, she retorted, “Yes, but not at the same time.” This one line from a classic moment of the British sitcom Fawlty Towers illuminated Basil and Sybil Fawlty’s entire relationship. Is a happy, long-lasting marriage really still possible?
Couples therapist Jason Fierstein introduces himself and recalls some important tidbits of information that women should know about men. Jason Fierstein: Well hi, my name is Jason Fierstein and I’m a counselor for men and couples. I work in private practice here in Phoenix and I help guys who are struggling in the relationships and help the women who are in relationships with them understand their guys a little bit better. So that’s the gist what I do. I work individually with men, in groups, and I do couples and marriage counseling.
If you’re married or in a serious relationship, you’re no stranger to the phrase, “I love you.” You can say those 3 little words to your partner one million times, but we all know that it has to be followed up with action. Showing love isn’t an exact science. We all speak different , so you may show love in a way that your spouse doesn’t understand (and vice versa).
"Can't We Talk?" (condensed from: You Just Don't Understand) by Deborah Tannen A married couple was in a car when the wife turned to her husband and asked, "Would you like to stop for a coffee?" "No, thanks," he answered truthfully. So they didn't stop.
I t ' s N o w O r N e v e r Don't Hope Friend....Decide By Michael D. Hargrove While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life changing experiences that you hear other people talk about, the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly.