Most of the relationship difficulties that couples encounter after saying “I do” are the result of moving forward into commitment with assumptions and expectations that were never explored and discussed beforehand. Simply put, people assume they want the same things and have the same life vision. Then they just expect that life together will be […]
Archive for March, 2016
You know the old saying that “opposites attract?” A new study has found that there is probably little if any truth to it. Researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas found that people are drawn to others who are like-minded, not those who are different.
This study not only challenges some basic beliefs about […]
Today is the Feast of St. Patrick—and the day we all like to feel a little Irish. There may be a bit of smugness in those of us with truly Irish names, faces, and bloodlines—however it is pretty cool that everyone wants to be one of us, if just for the day.
As you move through […]
If you are having a bad day, week or more—can you talk to your partner about it? By this I mean; do they listen, understand what you are saying, and care about how you are feeling? Or is it just one or two of these? The results of new research on this topic have just […]
Given the premise of the shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette—it’s amazing we think it is even possible for contestants to find love. After all, one Bachelor or Bachelorette choosing between 25 stunning members of the opposite sex? Yes, it isn’t as hard in the first few episodes, when it is easier to cull the […]
Two days ago Nancy Reagan was laid to rest on a hill with a beautiful view, next to her first and only love. Their relationship was long and very blessed with fortune, fame, good health, children—and many close, lifelong friends. But most of all, it was their marriage that defined them. In spite of his […]
It’s Friday and #FridayFeeling is now trending #1 on Twitter. It’s interesting how in a world where so many people work weekend shifts, and/or are plugged in and “working” nights and weekends, that we can still get so excited by the fact that it is Friday.
Maybe Friday is and will become more of a state […]
A week ago there was a fun and interesting piece in The Washington Post’s Outlook section titled, “Would eHarmony match me with my husband?” The author, writer Gina DeMillo Wagner had been musing about her marriage due to the many couples she knew whose marriages were crumbling around the 10 year mark. After a call […]
When he first announced his intent to run for the Presidency on the Republican ticket, many people wrote him off. After all, he had never run for office, is a brash, outspoken and unapologetic opportunist—and a billionaire who is accustomed to not answering to anyone. He also has a long history of supporting Democrats (including […]