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The Quest For Intimacy And Passion: Challenges For Adult Children Of Divorce (ACD)

As you may know, the divorce rate continues to hover around fifty percent, where it has been now for some time. If half of marriages end in divorce today, it is likely that many of you—like me—are ACD’s—Adult Children of Divorce. How has our parents’ divorce affected us and our own quest for love and happiness?

Opening Up To Love After Being Hurt

The worst thing you can do is keep yourself in an endless cycle of relationships. You have to take a breather between relationships. That time in between is necessary to let go of any anger and release the baggage. No one, besides a therapist, wants to deal with you and your problems.

Caregiving 101: A Practical Guide For Clueless Guys

A breast cancer husband has to figure out what his wife needs from him. For years, you may have skated by with sex, Saturday nights out, and the occasional box of candy. Now you’ll need to come to a deeper level of understanding. Mind reading is not recommended. Nor will renting the movie What Women Want give you a clue, especially in the wake of breast cancer. You may stumble along the way.

Finding Fun Things To Do For A Date

Need an idea for what to do on a date? Here’s how to go about finding ideas for new and unusual dates that are enjoyable and memorable.

Morning “Pick-Me-Ups” for your Relationship

Mornings are infamous for not being pleasant. Too often it’s the beginning of a busy day and just getting up and getting started becomes more important than paying attention to the people around you. But just as breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, it is important to leave the house in the morning feeling connected to and appreciated by your partner. Here are some quick tips that can help your relationship start out on the right foot everyday.

Giving Love Another Try: Are You Relationship Bound, Or Just On The Rebound?

If you are like most people, your thoughts on your past relationships are probably bittersweet – feeling fondness toward the positive memories and sadness or anger toward the situations or circumstances that led to the relationship’s end. In the same way, many people who are entering the dating pool after a breakup enter that pool with mixed emotions – longing for companionship but wary of more disappointment. Here are some things to consider when you are giving love another try.

Five Ingredients for Developing Trust in a Relationship

Is trust, or the lack of it, affecting your relationship? Because your partner has been “burned” in a previous relationship, is he or she now finding it difficult to trust you? Has infidelity in your relationship made it hard for you and your partner to trust each other? If so, you are not alone.

True Romance for Couples with Kids: 10 Inexpensive Ideas

Anyone can splurge on a formal dinner or a pricey bottle of perfume, but it takes creativity, forethought, and time to be truly romantic. Here are 10 ideas to get you started…

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