Be A Lover, Not A Fighter With this new year already started, you probably have a long list of resolutions (I know I do). Most people include things like lose weight, drink more water, get organized, etc. Those are all lofty goals, but how about your personal life? Now, before you think I am going [...]
My, oh my. Holiday stress is here! But the holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful! Learn how to change the way you experience the holidays while improving your life and relationship at the same time.
Find out how more intimacy with your partner can actually increase the complexity of your brain. Just another way that we all need more love!
How To Stop Being Clingy? Are you feeling like a piece of Saran Wrap snugly wrapped around your partner lately? You know you should back off and give them some breathing room, but you are so afraid they will drift away from you? We all know that the quickest way to push people away is [...]
Clingy signs are quite clear to a person on the outside looking in on a relationship, but it’s sometimes more difficult when you are one of the two people participating in it. So when does needing support from your partner cross the line and become just plain annoying? First, let’s back up for a minute. So why is it so bad to be clingy and needy in the first place? I can sum it up in one word…..
Are you a giver or a taker in relationships? (Go ahead and decide your answer, I will wait….)
Got it? Great!
Now, for the next question. Which one SHOULD you be?
That was actually a trick question. Sorry to do that to you, but stay with me here.
The correct answer is: neither one.
You should be GIVING and TAKING. Think of it as a bank account. You put things in there on a regular basis, then you take things out when you need them. Because you are always adding to what’s in the account, there will always be something in there and the account will never be empty. Relationships work on the same basic principle.
I know this is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but it sort of pares it all down and makes it very clear at the same time.
How to get your husband to help around the house is probably one of the biggest questions wives face today. When society shifted and women went to work outside of the home, it is unfortunate that most of the “domestic” tasks remained their duty as well. Most men saw no problem with this. This was mostly because they had never tried to hold down an outside job plus be a maid, cook, chauffeur, nurse, and nanny at the same time.
Luckily, today’s average man is a lot more sympathetic to our plight, and many of them are top notch at jumping in there and doing their share. However, there are still those out there who need a little motivation.
It is that time of the year again….back to school. This probably means nothing to you (as a man) but means a whole new set of responsibilities for your wife (as a woman).
All those little ones (and not so little ones) need new clothes, backpacks, supplies, etc. It means PTO meetings and sports practices, school activities and bake sales.
If you have a little one who is starting Kindergarten (as do I) it can be especially stressful for your wife. Then there’s the big kids (who think they are adults) who are off to college. I can’t even imagine what that will feel like one day. But I digress……
Mothers usually handle the bulk of these responsibilities, right? So what your wife needs is some stress relief, and you are just the person to give it to her.
The obvious thing for you to do is simply take some of these responsibilities off her, but that is not always possible due to work schedules and other issues. So here are some other ideas that might help.
How to show love to your wife? This is not as difficult as some men make it. Time and attention covers about ninety percent of what she needs and wants from you. Let me give you a personal example.
The other day my husband called me on his way home from work (as usual) and we discussed our plans for the evening. His exact words were, “I’m stopping to pick up some milk, then I’m coming home to pay attention to you.”
HOME RUN, BABY!
And I told him so. I ALWAYS tell him when says or does the right thing. Especially when it’s EXACTLY the right thing.
This is a list of “big questions” to find out more about your partner.
Does your wife frustrate you? Do you think she might be a little “off balance” sometimes? Don’t understand her and think it might be scary if you did? Come on, admit it. The things that scare you about your girl are the very things that make her so intriguing to you. She’s an alluring creature with a little mystery and excitement mixed in. What’s not to love? (Don’t answer that…)
Come on, admit it. The things that scare you about your girl are the very things that make her so intriguing to you. She’s an alluring creature with a little mystery and excitement mixed in. What’s not to love? (Don’t answer that…)
Makes me think about the Pat Monahan song called “Her Eyes” where he says, “Sometimes I think she’s truly crazy…and I love it.” But I digress….
How wonderful are men? Can I even list all the ways? And yet they can also be so frustrating! After all, you are from Venus and that guy you live with is from Mars, right? Since we are from different planets, we speak opposite languages and have totally different customs. The simplicity of their lives is overwhelming and confusing to us. (What are they….aliens?)
You have found the man of your dreams. He is handsome, smart, great personality, and stable. What more could a girl want?
I’ll tell you what a girl wants…..a commitment!
Ever have a really awful, horribly bad day? You know, the kind that makes you want to crawl under a rock and never come out again? There are days when the kids are fighting, things around the house tear up (usually more than one at a time), and the every place I call puts me on hold [...]