Marriage problems are difficult to generalize because each situation and each couple is different. But one thing is universal: at the root of most problems is a feeling of not being emotionally supported. Here are some tips on how to understand your partner’s emotional needs. [Read more…]
Conflicts are inevitable part of any relationship. Considering the emotional and psychological makeup of the two sexes, and their unlike personalities and upbringing. It is impossible for couples to agree about everything at all times. A healthy partnership must have a room for constructive criticisms. Both parties need to be able to assert their opinions, oppose, and negotiate their differences. Hence, the key is not to fight, but to ‘know how to fight.’ [Read more…]
It’s sad that even in this day and age, divorce carries a stigma. ‘When I tell people I’m divorced they give me this look—either they’re sorry for me, or are judging me for not making my marriage work. Or, even if they don’t, I am afraid they will,’ admits one recent divorcee.
It’s crucial that we see divorce for what it is: a simple decision to end a marriage. Everything else is just bias and prejudice that needs to be set aside. Here are some of the myths that propagate a stigma. [Read more…]
It’s the end of a long day at work. You’ve put the kids to bed. Your husband’s done with the dishes. You both collapse on the sofa, and you turn to him, hoping to have a decent conversation. ‘Hi, honey, how was your day?’ You ask. But he grunts, ‘Fine.’ You try to push for more info. ‘What happened?’ He shrugs. ‘Nothing.’ Frustrated, you say, ‘I wish we’d talk more!’ And he looks at you, as if you’d asked him to do Quantum Physics, and says, ‘What do you want me to say?!’ Sounds like you and your husband? Here are some tips that may help. [Read more…]
Do you feel like you and your husband are drifting apart? You don’t have anything to talk about. You enjoy different things. You have different personalities. Maybe he wants to stay at home while you long to go out and meet up with old friends. Or, he is quiet and likes to retreat to the TV, while you desperately need conversation!
Even if you and your husband don’t fight, you feel you have lost the the spark. Here’s how to strengthen a connection that has grown dull and rusty over time. [Read more…]