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.
As much as a couple in starry-eyed love may want to shout to each other and the world that money doesn’t matter, the truth is that finances become an issue, at some point or another, in all long-term relationships. Knowing this from the onset of a serious relationship will allow you to keep this particular issue under control before it grows into a big, ugly monster.
Resilience means being able to adapt to life’s stressors, misfortunes and challenges. Some people don’t respond well to stress and feel overwhelmed turning to alcohol, substance abuse and other unhealthy coping mechanisms. When you are resilient you are able to access your inner strength that helps you recover from a setback or adversity in your life.
When your partner is suffering from depression it can impact you and your relationship. Living with someone who suffers from depression can be challenging and the process takes time and patience.
As a couple therapist who has worked with many couples over the years on rebuilding their marriages after an affair, I highly recommend this recent article from the New York Times "The Hard Road Back From Infidelity" written by Jane Brody.
Breakups can be difficult depending on the length of the relationship and how serious it was. The thoughts and feelings that people generally experience may be feelings of loss, rejection, detection, sadness, anger and other feelings that are associated with the mourning process.
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