Every parent has been there. It’s late at night. The baby has finally fallen asleep for what may only be a few hours. Both parents are exhausted, and it’s hard to remember the last time a meal was eaten warm. A hot shower seems like a distant memory. The only thing that seems important at that minute is to fall into bed for a bit of sleep. The only conversation between partners in several days has had to do with whose turn it is to make a bottle or change a diaper. Unfortunately, a bit of this scenario is inevitable. Having a baby or young child is overwhelming physically, emotionally and financially. It’s only natural that the marital relationship may take a temporary hit while new routines are created and life settles into the new normal. The trick is to not let this temporary sta
Marriage management expert says by the time a married person reaches his seventies or eighties, he normally has a large extended family. This will be comprised of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their respective spouses and in-laws. When an elderly person’s partner dies and the surviving partner remarries, the effective size of the family can double. This can lead to complications and decisions about everything from birthday parties and Christmas to provisions in wills. Practical Help for Dealing With Reminders of Previous Partners Marriage management expert adds that when she enters an elderly couple’s family home, there is normally a strong presence of family photos and mementos on display. When remarrying, this is an area that will need to be discussed. Wil
You need a bit of divorce therapy after making it through the legal minefield, and getting out of an unhappy marriage, there is a time when most women think about finding love again. Love is important to every person, but for women, it’s like having air to breathe. Everyone seems to have advice for women who are dating after divorce, but each newly freed woman gets to make her own decisions and, baby, she’s earned this right. Here are some of the issues that come up when a woman is divorced and hasn’t dated for a while. These are proven divorce therapy: Finding Love Again: When to Start Dating In the divorce therapy book, Dating for Dummies [For Dummies, 1997], Dr. Joy Browne advises people to wait one full year after the divorce is final to start dating, with no exceptions.
Many women wonder why men cheat on them and marriage management has an answer. It’s an age-old question, and there is no one simple answer for every couple or situation. There are, however, some common reasons men stray. Here are just a few. Men Cheat When They are Bored Not all men seek the constant thrill of something new and exciting, but for a select few, boredom can drive them to another woman’s bed. Men who are energized by the thrill of secrecy that goes along with cheating will seek out situations that bring him that level of excitement. It isn’t that he is sick of his current flame. It’s that once he is comfortable with her he needs to get attention elsewhere. Men Cheat When They Don’t Love the Women They are With One of the most confusing things about men is that
Did you know that money is the number one thing married couples fight over? According to a survey by Ramsey Solutions of over 1,000 U.S. adults showed that they had an average of $30,000 in consumer debt. Of those that have consumer debt, 41% argue about money. Money is an integral part of the marriage which needs to be dealt with early enough to avoid divorce cases. In the survey, it shows that the younger generation is into more debt which is a cause for alarm. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to streamline your financial issues as a married couple. So how do you approach your money issues for the better? Be Open About Finances You should have talked about finances before getting married. However, if you haven’t, it is never too late. Discuss with your spouse and ge
Arranged marriages are, simply put, marriages arranged by one’s parents or family members. Unlike love marriages where two people meet, fall in love, understand each other and know each other well before they decide to get married, arranged marriages involve meeting one’s future partner at a formal occasion in the company of friends and family members, interacting a few times and then, deciding to get married to have respectful relationships. Here are more details on the intricacies of an arranged marriage. Finding the Future Life Partner The process of finding the appropriate partner or matchmaking and to have respectful relationships is usually undertaken by the parents, who would normally place an advertisement in the papers, spread the word around in their social circle and