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?
Valentine’s Day naturally triggers stress for givers and receivers in relationships. Questions about whether we are meeting our partner’s needs rise to the surface. Expectations about what we want to receive [...]