Couples who want togetherness and the freedom of being single, too
A few years ago, an essay by Isabelle Tessier, "I want to be single – but with you," zipped around the internet, amassing hundreds of thousands of likes. The longings Tessier described may well be even more widely shared now than they were then.
“Weird couple” seeking unicorn hits on single woman in restaurant
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a close friend, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. “Unicorn hunting” is becoming increasingly popular these days, as more and more people are drawn to the challenge and excitement of mixing things up in long-term relationships.
Emotional floods in romantic relationships may exacerbate old trauma
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. “Get out of the car!” I yelled at him. He just sat there, staring at me with a smirk on his face. We’d been on our way back from Las Vegas when he decided that it was a great time to rehash an old argument.
Romantic competence may be a key component to relationship fulfillment
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I met my partner, we were both gunshy about being in a committed relationship. After being in unhealthy relationships that lasted for longer than they should have, neither of us was interested in repeating the same mistakes.
What the Term “Hoovering” Means and How to Spot the Signs
Hoovering, in the realm of narcissistic abuse, is a technique used by abusers to prevent their victims from actually leaving them once they have decided to end the relationship.
I stopped expecting happiness from my relationship when I realized it wasn't necessary
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Do you ever have those moments where you get totally bogged down by the relationship upkeep required to maintain a functioning, healthy relationship?
Purpose Goes a Long Way in Your Relationship
The purpose of marriage can seem like a complicated one. Many believe it is to provide emotional and physical intimacy. Some believe it is about accomplishing something bigger than the two of you, while on this earth. It is more than making your partner happy. We believe that God puts two people together in matrimony for a reason. It is important for them to figure out what that reason is when they become one in marriage.
Over the past 75 years, couples have been acting more like single people
While researching my book, How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, I discovered something interesting about how coupling has been practiced over the past three-quarters of a century. In some significant ways, couples have been acting more like single people. It started with couples living together and skipping over the part about getting married. Those who did marry have ended up doing so at later and later ages. From 1980 through 2000, married couples began to do things separately from each other a bit more often. Now, a nontrivial number of couples are deciding not to live together at all, even though they are totally committed to their relationship.
Jehovah's Witnesses Use Virtual Methods to Stay Safe and Active for the Past Two Years
Jostes Family providing community service(Jostes) Kathleen Palmieri would rarely go more than a few days without knocking on a door or visiting a Bible student as part of her volunteer ministry. That abruptly changed in the spring of 2020 when Jehovah’s Witnesses suspended their in-person public ministry, meetings and large conventions.
A Honeymoon at Sea - Part 2 - A Review of Our Stay Aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
This is the second part of a two part series. The great thing about living in Florida is being so close to so many large cruise ports, including Port Canaveral, Port of the Everglades, Tampa, Miami, and more. Setting sail into the sunset is the stuff of dreams when it comes to honeymoon planning so that’s what we did. One year after our wedding, we finally were able to enjoy our honeymoon aboard Mariner of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships, setting sail from Port Canaveral. In this video, we showcase our voyage aboard the Mariner of the Seas from the perspective of a honeymooning couple, with a focus on the final day of our cruise and Coco Cay. Don’t worry! No mushy romantic stuff. This voyage was a relaxing one for us and a great one to get us back to traveling. We had a great voyage aboard the Mariner of the Seas due to lower bookings and a less than full ship. Are you starting to travel again? What amazing trips are you planning? Let us know in the comments.
Magic at the Amway - A Review of an Orlando Magic Game at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
There are some impressive amenities in the Orlando area and the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando is one incredible venue. We’ve been to the Amway countless times for concerts, traveling live Entertainment shows, Solar Bears hockey games, and more, and love how the arena acts as a great gathering place for the local community. In this video we review our experience at the arena during an Orlando Magic versus the Chicago Bulls basketball game. Spoiler: The Magic win! We think the Amway Center is a great addition to our ever-growing and changing downtown and can’t wait to visit again for our next outing. The Amway Center is home to the Orlando Magic, the Orlando Solar Bears, and more. Have you enjoyed a show or game at the Amway Center? If so, what do you love about the venue? #OrlandoMagic #DowntownOrlando #OrlandoFlorida #AmwayCenter #CentralFlorida #Orlando #
Fiancé Admitted to Affair for Valentine's Day. She Discovered it Occurred During Her Miscarriage. Can She Forgive Him?
"Two years ago my boyfriend, now fiancee admitted to stepping outside of our relationship. Though this was extremely heartbreaking, we were able to move past the infidelity. Two weeks ago I found out that the incident occurred a week after I miscarried our child at four months. He originally told me that the affair happened before Valentine's Day. The excuse behind his infidelity was that I was still bleeding. I feel as if I am reliving the whole ordeal and I am not sure if I can forgive him for this. He and other people aware of the situation believe that I am overreacting because I had already forgiven him. However, that was before I was aware of the timing and the reason behind the infidelity. Am I overreacting on a topic we had already settled or are my newfound emotions justifiable? What would you do? Would this be the end of the relationship for you?" -Ophelia.
A Chance With Nice Guys
Have you ever felt frustrated that you seem to get hopelessly “head over heels” for unavailable men, yet find yourself hopelessly impervious to the advances of nice guys who are genuinely available and ready for a serious relationship? Would you like to change this pattern so you can finally start enjoying a great relationship and quit wasting time with men who play hot-and-cold with your emotions? Keep reading to see how the science of psychology can come to your rescue!
Emotional Support and Mutual Healing Is Crucial For Long-Lasting Intimate Relationships
man kissing woman on forehead photoVictoria Roman/Unsplash. Emotions play an important role when it comes to growing a beautiful, happy, loving and long-lasting relationship. Strong emotional connections support couples in building trust, empathy and deep intimacy. Powerful emotional connections help couples relate to one another through body language. For example, sometimes eye contact with your partner is simply what you need, to see, hear and feel your partner without spoken words. Through strong emotional connections, we can even send thought vibrations to our loved ones.
Grandpa And Grandma Were Very Modest
**This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that were witnessed firsthand and told to me by my husband: used with permission. My husband shared this endearing story with us one night at dinner. I can’t help but smile as I picture the events that took place one night at his family dinner table after his grandpa passed away and grandma moved in to live her remaining years with his parents.
I’m not a perfect wife, and I never will be
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I can be an awful partner. I can be atrociously lacking in my relationship skills at times.
Improving Emotional Intimacy Strengthens Couple Relationship
Woman wearing black shirt and black pants sitting on bed photoSinitta Leunen/unsplash. Emotional intimacy is needed to make relationships strong and healthy. Emotional intimacy helps couples to build trustful and long-lasting relationships. Emotional intimacy deepens love bonds, comfort, security and mutual support.