Archive for the 'Commit' Category
 

How Other People Can Ruin Your Relationship

Sep. 9th 2012
Your well-meaning, opinionated friends and family members can systematically tear your relationship apart … if you let them.

Kudos to Kudrow

Sep. 3rd 2012
In a recent graduation speech, Lisa Kudrow told young people not to take risks. And, believe it or not, I agree with her.

Turf Wars

Jun. 10th 2012
When two people share a home, they both undoubtedly want to feel comfortable there. But there will probably be times when they have opposing desires about what should go on in that space.

What is Relationship Consciousness?

May. 7th 2012
How well do you and your partner make decisions together and resolve potential conflicts? Are you able to do so in a way that usually leaves both parties feeling heard, and to some degree, satisfied?

Are Relationships Sacred?

Apr. 23rd 2012
Are there aspects of your relationship that are too “sacred” to even discuss? If so, you might be headed for turbulence.

Monogamy: How Important is It to You?

Apr. 16th 2012
Considering the emotional, financial and even bodily damage that infidelity can bring about, it’s worth discussing your thoughts on the issue with your mate.

It’s Controversial

Jan. 30th 2012
Here's what to do about those home-wrecking "other women."

Why I Suspect My Partner is Cheating on Me

Jan. 23rd 2012
A key to a healthy, productive relationship is not learning how to spot the signs of an affair; it is to stop worrying about it.

The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

Jan. 2nd 2012
This week, I am proud to present my first video blog, “The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make.” The text is also available for those who prefer reading the blog to watching me run my mouth. Friends and family have already been kind enough to give me feedback and pointers on both my presentation and the content, and I am anxious to hear yours as well. So, what do you believe to be the most important decision you will ever make?

A Perspective Against “Manning Up”

Dec. 27th 2011
Only you can determine what you value in life and/or how you behave in order to be "a man” or "a woman.”

Monogamy = Love?

Dec. 19th 2011
My second guest blogger, Jill Nelson discusses why women so often conflate a monogamous relationship with love.

How to Avoid “Relationship Debt”

Dec. 4th 2011
Debt is an unpleasant reality that most Americans have learned to live with – both in their personal finances and in their politics. But remember when you’re holiday shopping this year that it can also be hard on a marriage.

Celebrity Marriages: Why Do We Care?

Nov. 13th 2011
Many of us romanticize romance … and look to famous people for inspiration – both on-screen and off-screen. But consider how well celebrity romances typically work out.

What’s the Difference Between Settling and Compromising?

Nov. 6th 2011
Settling and compromising are both necessary components of the decision-making process, and neither is “good” or “bad.”

What is Marriage?

Sep. 9th 2011
Just because fewer people are walking down the aisle these days doesn’t mean there are fewer marriages; or does it?

Married Couples are NOT Necessarily Happier

Aug. 22nd 2011
Research shows unhappily-married people to be far less content with life than their single counterparts.

Having Less Pain in Your Relationship

Aug. 13th 2011
Has your mate ever done something that hurt you? A new study suggests that it probably wasn’t as painful as you remember.

Set Some Rules for Disagreements in Your Relationship

Jul. 4th 2011
Keep minor disagreements from becoming full-blown arguments by creating some rules for engagement in your relationship.

Introducing Yasmin: The Story of a Warm Smile and Acknowledgement

Jun. 20th 2011
Want to really mesmerize a man? Smile at him.

Arnold and Maria: Does Their Split Really Concern You?

May. 19th 2011
Expecting perfection from political couples might be unfair – to them and to you.

Wedding-Day Advice for the Royal Couple

Apr. 29th 2011
Here’s some Frank Love for the fairy-tale couple whose relationship has become a world-wide obsession.

How to Abuse Yourself and Blame Others

Apr. 24th 2011
“Abuse” is term that is thrown around pretty liberally in our society. But do you abuse the word “abuse”?

Don’t Take a Chance on Love

Apr. 20th 2011
Are you hesitant to get into a relationship because you’re afraid to take a chance on love?

How to Be a “Powerful Person in a Partnership”

Apr. 12th 2011
Who is powerful in your relationship?

Relationship Balance: The Key to Doing What You Want – and Keeping Your Friends

Mar. 21st 2011
If you want to keep your friends and lovers, you will have to strike a balance between what you want and what they ask of you.

Clichés: Are You Saying What You Mean?

Mar. 16th 2011
When expressing our romantic thoughts and feelings, we can be far more effective (and genuine) if we skip the cliches and get a bit more creative.

Walking Away Doesn’t Mean You Have Healed

Mar. 9th 2011
Do you have a history of being treated badly by the opposite sex? Here’s what you can do about it.

“I Don’t Know Where My Boyfriend Lives”

Mar. 1st 2011
Everybody has secrets. But can you get comfortable with what you don't know about your partner?

How Your Mate Can Make You a Better Person

Jan. 20th 2011
You partner can help you acquire the skills and/or achieve the accomplishments that you'd like...if you ask.

“We” May Not Be Representative of Me

Jan. 11th 2011
Please consider speaking only for yourself, even when you are in a relationship.

That “Dead-Beat” Parent is Dead to Me

Jan. 4th 2011
An illusion of death may be just what your psyche needs to let go of the pain that may accompany a mate leaving you and your children in common.

Negotiate “Nothing” in Your Relationship

Dec. 28th 2010
Consider avoiding the imposition of emotional, financial and other debts upon your mate.

Most Relationships End Perfectly

Dec. 20th 2010
Gracious acceptance of the end of your relationship is a wonderful opportunity to show your partner how much you love them.

“Your Partner’s Feelings Do Not Matter…”

Dec. 7th 2010
Be honest with yourself and your mate about who you are. And be clear about what your own wants, needs and desires are before considering anyone else's.

Men: I Have No Problem Committing, But To What?

Nov. 22nd 2010
"Commitment" is not what individuals fear. The fear or trepidation is related to what someone else wants them to commit to.