Relationships - Dating, Weddings, Marriage and Divorce

Married Sex! What is “Normal?”

You hear it all the time. People complaining because while their pre-marital sex life was fantastic, their post-marital sex is sort of ‘okay,’ to put it nicely. Is there some sort of physiological connection between the placement of the wedding ring and the lack of sex? For many couples dissatisfied...

Should Men and Women Mate for Life

The question of whether or not men and women should mate for life is one that has nagged at humanity since the dawn of time. And if you were to use current divorce rates and statistics on infidelity as a guide, you would surely agree that monogamy among humans...

Arranged Marriages in Japan

One would hardly think that Japan, being the contemporary society that it is, still practices arranged marriages – at least in some parts of the countryside. But then again, in certain Asian countries the practice is rather widespread, so it is only natural that Japan would have its own...

What Might Have Been – Evaluating Past Relationships

In reflection, it is easy to look back on your life and see the forks in the road where you may have made a wrong turn. Silent thought can have you wondering what if, what if you had chosen another path, another partner, or another route that seemed to...

Why You Should Buy Your Wife Flowers

Each year, at Valentines Day, Mothers Day and those other special holidays earmarked to make that special significant female in your life feel special, florist’s worldwide boom with millions of dollars in revenue. In fact, some pretty amazing statistics report that these two holidays alone – combined perhaps with...

Why Spouses Cheat – Is it Boredom or just Opportunity?

If the answer to this question were clear cut and consistent from couple to couple, the statistics on divorce would not be hovering comfortably around the 50% mark. Yes, research shows that as many as half of all marriages over the course of a decade end in divorce. And...

Why People Have Extra-Marital Affairs

“The faithful spouse has the right to know the answer to every question he/she has asked. It is important to bring secrets to light. If this marriage stands any chance of being saved, both parties have to fully know this bit of their shared history.” (David Carder, 2001) A number...

What Happened to Men – Are They Changing in a Good Way?

There are many people who consciously mark the achievements of the women’s movement. Women have come through the trenches of domestic duties for the last 50 years and have entered the work place, often making more money than their male counterparts do. Last election the United States saw its...

Pros and Cons of Marrying Young – What are Your Chances?

Bill and Eve have been married for 19 years. They were high school sweethearts and got married just a few short months after graduation. Today, with a family under a modest roof they perhaps both have lingering thoughts of what life would have been like had they waited a...

Exaggerating and Ad-Libbing When Arguing with your Spouse

“That is NOT what, I said,'” you exclaim to your spouse! Then, what follows is a ten minute spiel (or 20) of your spouse ranting and raving, squinting their face and twisting their tone in an effort to replicate a conversation you had last night over dinner. Not only...

Writing Wedding Vows – How to Express Your Love with Words

For the first time in your life, you’re writing wedding vows – yours! Your future wife turned to you one evening by the fireplace...

Choosing a Master of Ceremonies – Who Should Get the Job?

The key to any wedding reception is to have a master of ceremonies that engages that crowd and keeps things moving at an appropriate...

Tips for Throwing an Engagement Party

Today, there are practically a million excuses to throw a party. Get a promotion – then you need a party to celebrate. Bought a...