Family & Relationships

Beware of ‘The List’: So-Called Deal-Breakers Can Inspire Negotiation

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:57

Before I met my wife, if anyone had asked if I had any deal-breakers — a must-have for my next relationship — I would have said the following:
“Absolutely,” this imaginary conversation would have gone. “The next woman I date absolutely MUST love hiking.”Well guess what: I did meet another woman, she did not love hiking, and she is now my wife. And of course I have ZERO regrets.

How Do I Stay True? Wait for Your Bus

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Submitted by admin on Sat, 05/20/2017 - 04:17

Normally the big conversation in romance is about fidelity or, as we say in America, cheatin': being faithful, remaining true as in true blue, being someone the other person can count on. And it’s with good reason that we focus on this! Well over 50 percent of men and women are unfaithful at some time in their committed relationships.

But the more common problem by far is our disturbing tendency to be untrue to ourselves.

I Can Tell if Your Marriage is Over

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Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 05:21

Sometimes, I can tell very quickly when a relationship is not going to last. If there is contempt or resentment it becomes quite impossible to overcome, not because we aren't capable, but because it would require sacrificing a part of ourselves we don't want to change. What we need is a partner who loves us for who we are while we love them for who they are. Contempt and resentment do not come from love.

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