It’s not love we can honestly promise when we unite our lives. How can we promise a feeling that naturally waxes and wanes through the transitions and passages of our lives?
Ashley turned to catch a glimpse of Barb and Mike several rows back. “See what you mean, AJ,” she said. “But I told you already, you ever leave me, I’m coming with you.”
Entering the conference room within a few inches of each other, the gulf between the couple betrayed canyons of hostility and despair as they dragged themselves like two people who’d had their knees broken to a last chance weekend for a miserable marriage from which both seemed eager to flee.
Can married at first sight lead to lasting love and happiness? I’ve seen that it can, although there’s much more to it than what our eyes and heart experience.
The most important thing you can do for your relationships is looking for what’s right in the people closest to you and developing the habit of generously, sincerely, and specifically appreciating them. Here are 300 inspiring examples to help you get started.
The most important thing you can do for relationships isn’t difficult and is possible for anyone, says an industry leader in marriage and relationship education. Get inspired with 300 examples of loving, affirming words to strengthen the relationships you want to last.
Money won’t buy you love, according to a recent survey. Giving a massage and weekends away topped the list of how couples increase their Love Bank balances. Going to the game together and expensive gifts were at the bottom.
Many of our fathers knew very little about what it takes to sustain love and intimacy. Whether or not couples loved, or even liked each other, may not have been important.
PAIRS Relationship Apps are designed to guide you, from the privacy of your home or smartphone, to think about issues that are important to you and confide your thoughts, feelings and requests with the significant others who matter most.
A longtime leader in marriage and relationship education is hoping web-based apps will help couples overcome privacy concerns to learn skills to strengthen their relationships and save marriages.
A study of 10,548 people reveals most Americans are ‘satisfied’ or ‘thrilled’ with the quality of their intimate relationships. Less than 20 percent were found to be at high risk for separation or divorce. The study showed a minimal seasonal decline in overall relationship satisfaction from November to January.
For years, Ralph Lynn, a former Marine sniper in Iraq, suffered from undiagnosed PTSD. “My own relationship with my wife suffered to the point of divorce. After I got help, I am happy to say I am re-married to my best friend.” Ralph and his wife Michelle today help other Veterans through marriage and relationship education retreats offered by the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas and three steps to avoid a Valentine’s Day fumble that could leave you walking the road to Splitsville.
The world is googling for details of Erin Barry’s affair with Tony Parker and what Eva Longoria will do next. While lurid details of infidelity and betrayal may grab headlines, Barbara Walters gets it right on ABC’s The View when it comes to sustaining love and intimacy.
For generations, marriage education came from our parents. We watched how they interacted with each other, how they navigated the challenges and chapters of their lives, and what marriage meant to them. Recent studies show that the children and grandchildren of the baby boomer generation have become increasingly cautious about their own decisions regarding marriage and family, striving to create models for their lives that may be vastly different than the examples they saw from their parents.