Most couples experience conflict in the weeks (and even months!) building up to their nuptials. The pre-wedding stress coupled with the anticipation of a brand-new life ahead often leads to friction. And what’s more, in our human way, engaged couples often have unrealistic expectations of perfection and fairytale romance for their engagement period, which, when not always met, results in disappointment and blame.Here are some tips on how to minimize, pre-wedding friction.
My husband and I are on are both on our second marriage. I made a pretty clean break from my first husband but my current husband's ex is still in his life (they have a child together.) He often brings up their relationship and talks about how amazing it was before everything went sour. I don't believe he still has feelings for her, but it makes me extremely jealous when he talks about all the fun they used to have, vacations they would take, etc. She's also a very attractive woman and when she comes to get their daughter, I immediately feel insecure because she always looks great. Any relationship advice/suggestions on how I can feel more secure in this situation?
They don’t just magically happen and fairytales are never true. The truth is that being in a positive and healthy relationship requires attention from both ends in order to make it grow and work for the long term.
You may be one of those lucky people who have in-laws who are supportive and don’t meddle. They don’t pressure you to act against what you believe or ask you invasive questions. But, what about those of you who have in-laws that are pushy or get a little too involved creating conflict between you and your partner?
As a therapist, I’ve met many couples concerned with weight gain in themselves, their partner, or both people in the relationship. Looking at your relationship from a birds-eye perspective, you’ll see when and how the weight gain happened.
Depression that is left untreated can be serious and sometimes fatal. The good news is depression is treatable. But there are some people who resist treatment. It’s especially difficult when your spouse is in denial or doesn’t want to get treatment. This can tear your family and relationship apart.
Every parent out there is undeniably familiar with the overwhelming exhaustion, both physical and emotional, that comes with raising children. However, seeing as you’re in it for the long haul, it is of utmost importance to discover ways of seeing through even the thickest of this fog, as it were, to maintain a healthy relationship and a level of intimacy with your partner.
When your partner is suffering from anxiety it can have an impact on you and your relationship. Living with someone who suffers from anxiety can be challenging and the process takes time and patience.
Pick a date….CHECK! Choose the perfect dress….CHECK! Reserve the reception hall….CHECK! The perfect wedding is important.
You’re just so busy, busy … BUSY! The relationship you have with your partner is and should be more important than anything else in your life. However, due to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you take your partner for granted. And before you know it, your needs aren’t being met, and neither are the needs of your partner.