Relationships - Dating, Weddings, Marriage and Divorce

My Spouse Watches Too Much TV

Did you know that the average American household has more televisions in the home than people? And, did you know that the average time spent per month watching television for the AVERAGE television viewer is over 151 hours per month. 151 hours per month equates to around 37.75 hours...

Sharing the Parental Duties – Raising the Children Together

In every household, there is a distinct cusp of boundaries that divide duties around the house almost silently. One day, mom starts cutting the grass and then suddenly, she becomes the one responsible for the chore. When a baby enters the home, this dividing line can become even darker...

The Importance of Saying I Love You

The human race is one that is filled with cement walls in place to avoid vulnerabilities. We are all so busy trying not to get hurt that we often hurt each other first, even by simple omission or accidental intention. We often are so concerned with protecting ourselves from...

What Happened To Spontaneity – Life after Marriage

Marriage is a ride. Sometimes you and your partner are traveling up hill. Other times, you are enjoying the fast ride downhill that feels like a roller coaster. And yet, most of the time marriage is like the prairie. Flat, and reasonable, uninteresting and routine. Expected. For married couples, the...

What Kind of People Cheat on Their Spouses?

Have you ever wondered what kind of people cheat on their spouses? Oftentimes it’s the most unlikely of people that cheat on their partners. You know the ones. Your neighbor across the street has the hottest wife in town, yet he got caught coupled in the office bathroom with...

Is It Unfair to Change Your Mind about Wanting Children?

When my husband and I got engaged in our early twenties, we foolishly did not discuss the possibility of having kids one day. I’m quite sure we didn'’t even give children a second thought at all during that time in our lives. We were practically kids ourselves - self-centered...

Dealing with the In-laws – Is his Mother Driving you Nuts?

What word in the English language commands a high degree of reverence but when combined with five other letters at the end makes it a monstrous creation of humanity, an incurable and devastating plague that you’d avoid at all costs? The word “mother” is as sacred as your country’s flag...

How to Parent Your Parents – Caring for your Aging Parents

It’s a day that you hoped would never come. You have seen the scenario played out a million times over in other peoples lives. But to see it happen in your own is heartbreaking, gut wrenching and solidifies the fact that the older you get, the less of a...

Spousal Abuse in Marriage – Are you in an Abusive Relationship

We’re told by our elders that marriage is a sacred institution deserving of our highest respect, that society regards it as one of life'’s best traditions in promoting procreation and that it helps sustain a community. The ideal that everyone strives for is a strong marriage because as the...

How to Tell Someone You Love Them

You tell your dog all the time that you love him. It isn’t difficult to share the sentiment with your Great Aunt Sally and you certainly aren’t afraid to sing the ‘I love you’ praises to a delicious bowl of chocolate ice cream. (Especially after a long, hard day)....

Planning a Wedding – Your Big Day Comes Down to the...

So, you’ve enjoyed the initial bliss of engagement, you’re now comfortable with the word ‘fiancé,’ and then suddenly, reality hits: someone has to plan...

Bridesmaid Dresses – Selecting Something Simple yet Elegant

As a bride, you not only want yourself to look good standing up at the altar, but you want your bridesmaids to look good,...

Running Away to Get Married

It’s called eloping. This means you'’re getting married suddenly'…secretively. Reasons for running away to get married include being prevented to get married because of age,...