Archive for the 'Normal' Category
Do you and your partner play the blame game? Psychologists say it’s only natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s productive.
How much of what you read or hear about other people’s romantic partnerships do you actually believe?
Are there aspects of your relationship that are too “sacred” to even discuss? If so, you might be headed for turbulence.
Do you feel guilty about decisions you made in the past? If so, consider this: “right” and “wrong” are subjective, and guilt is a waste of time.
Heidi Klum and Seal’s split is a demonstration that looks can be deceiving.
Whether to have children is a very big (and very personal) decision. And it can really get complicated when factoring a partner’s desires into the equation.
Each romantic partnership and its "rules" are defined by the people in it; therefore, no two relationships look the same. So, why do we feel the need to define our relationships for others?
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.
What qualities do you find most attractive in a potential partner? Here is what the research said.
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?
Only you can determine what you value in life and/or how you behave in order to be "a man” or "a woman.”
My second guest blogger, Jill Nelson discusses why women so often conflate a monogamous relationship with love.
Here's a little frank love about how and where a good woman can find a good man.
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.
At the end of the day, there is no such thing as a selfless act.
Divorce is hard on children, but when those children are grown, it can be even harder.
If you can learn and grow from an experience, it isn’t abuse. It is a learning opportunity.
Just because fewer people are walking down the aisle these days doesn’t mean there are fewer marriages; or does it?
Research shows unhappily-married people to be far less content with life than their single counterparts.
Is having children a sacrifice, or is it just as selfish as everything else we do?
Has your mate ever done something that hurt you? A new study suggests that it probably wasn’t as painful as you remember.
"Social appreciation” is not a “tip.”
Expecting perfection from political couples might be unfair – to them and to you.
There are no "women's issues" or "men's issues," because what affects you affects the ones you love.
It’s a time to thank all of the women in your life.
Here’s some Frank Love for the fairy-tale couple whose relationship has become a world-wide obsession.
“Abuse” is term that is thrown around pretty liberally in our society. But do you abuse the word “abuse”?
Are you hesitant to get into a relationship because you’re afraid to take a chance on love?
Who is powerful in your relationship?
Are you accepting of your loved ones – even the unpleasant parts?
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.
Do you have a history of being treated badly by the opposite sex? Here’s what you can do about it.
Everybody has secrets. But can you get comfortable with what you don't know about your partner?
Self improvement can be satisfying. However, it is not necessary to beat oneself up along the way.
Egos play an inevitable role in any healthy relationship. Accept your partner's and create an environment where both of your egos can peacefully co-exist.
Men have significantly varying opinions on virgins.
Please consider speaking only for yourself, even when you are in a relationship.
Consider avoiding the imposition of emotional, financial and other debts upon your mate.
Gracious acceptance of the end of your relationship is a wonderful opportunity to show your partner how much you love them.
"Infidelity" may lead to better results than you ever thought imaginable.
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.
"Commitment" is not what individuals fear. The fear or trepidation is related to what someone else wants them to commit to.
Space may be just what your relationship needs...one way or the other.
Attempts to have a "normal" relationship can prevent your's from working for you.