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Marriage management: How to restore intimacy in marriage

Marriage management: How to restore intimacy in marriage

Lifestyle
Many believe intimacy equals sex. While sex plays an important role, true intimacy in relationships involves much more. In terms of marriage management Dick Purnell describes intimacy in an article entitled "Sex and the Search for Intimacy" he wrote for Everystudent.com (April, 2010). "Today, the word intimacy has taken on sexual connotations. But it is much more than that," says Purnell. "It includes all the different dimensions of our lives – yes, the physical, but also the social, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects as well. Intimacy really means total life sharing." Intimacy in Relationships – How it All Begins When a couple meets, they are typically drawn to each other by physical and/or emotional attraction. Marriage management expert says the intimacy is not achieved o...
Life after Infidelity. Ask is he interested in me?

Life after Infidelity. Ask is he interested in me?

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Studies reveal that 45% to 55% of married women and 50% to 60% of married men will have an extramarital affair at some point in their marriage, according to The Journal of Couples & Relationship Therapy (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002). So what happens to the marriage after infidelity? Do you ask your husband that is he interested in me any further or do you consider things to say to your husband to repair your marriage. Life After Infidelity – The First Steps More often than not, affairs are the symptom not the cause of marital troubles. According to Don-David Lusterman in his book, Infidelity, A Survival Guide (New Harbinger Publications Inc, 1998), "Lengthy affairs are most likely to arise when there are problems in the marital relationship." Therefore, one of the first steps...
Cohabitation stop divorce after marriage in America – Study

Cohabitation stop divorce after marriage in America – Study

Lifestyle
Cohabitation may be becoming more popular than marriage, especially among younger and less-affluent populations and this practice helps stop divorce after they decide to wed each other. Here are some statistics from "The State of Our Unions, Marriage in America 2009: Money & Marriage." Living together Yes, it all started in the 1960s. Both good and bad came from that decade. Rebellious Baby Boomers made shacking up and getting divorced more acceptable. Movie stars and celebs made it fashionable. Now, TV shows have made it commonplace. However, it does not make much sense for everyday people to take multi-millionaire celebrities as their role models, does it? It’s just so much more glamorous to be a single mom when one can afford a nanny for each child. Because of this tren...
Why married men cheat? A relationship checklist on respectful relationships

Why married men cheat? A relationship checklist on respectful relationships

Featured, Lifestyle
Michael Wood is a good-looking, goal oriented, talented and independent 30-year-old man who is sure to have many admirers. He is also married for under three years and always seems to speak of his wife positively. According to him the relationship is going well. However, let’s take a look to his relationship checklist. Why an Affair and not respectful relationships? So why would he have an affair? When Wood was asked if he loved his wife, the immediate answer was yes but his answer was also in the affirmative when asked if he had an alternate relationship. According to Don-David Lusterman, PhD, a marriage and family therapist and author of Infidelity: A Survival Guide (New Harbinger Publications, Inc 1998), "Infidelity occurs when one member of a couple secretly violates the comm...
Stop divorce with these marriage coaching tips

Stop divorce with these marriage coaching tips

Featured, Lifestyle
The only way to get people to do something is to make them want to do it. A constant barrage of demands or criticism – in short, nagging – will accomplish nothing positive. Instead it will create resentment and drive a wedge between the married couple. Many husbands and wives have a hard time accepting each other’s peculiarities. Instead of trying to change each other with improvements, criticisms or public and private put-downs marriage coaching expert recommends the married couple to become more accepting of each other’s little peculiar ways. Stop divorce with good manners To give honest appreciation and to be courteous can be summed up by saying husbands and wives should be thankful for each other’s contributions to the marriage and should use good manners. The feeling of i...
Flip or Flop Stars Seeking a Divorce – But Can They Divorce the Business?

Flip or Flop Stars Seeking a Divorce – But Can They Divorce the Business?

Entertainment, General
The future of one of the most popular reality shows on the cable television schedule hangs in the balance as Flip or Flop stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa face the possible cancellation of their series. Home and Garden Television executives are reportedly very unhappy that the series hosts are divorcing, as a married couple serving as co-hosts helped Flip or Flop stand out from the crowd, and they do not believe the show will have the same edge if the hosts aren’t married or at least aren’t acting like a family in public. One source insists that the network issued an ultimatum to the couple: patch up your differences or we will cancel the show and sue you for breach of contract. One insider opined that the couple married basically to draw viewers to their show. “They weren’t o...