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Newlywed Sex: For Those Who Haven't

Newlywed Sex: For Those Who Haven't

If you have been a couple for any length of time, but have chosen not to have sex until you are married, chances are thoughts about your "first time" together are filled with both anticipation and anxiety.

July 23, 2012 12:00 am
Cold Feet?

Cold Feet?

Most people talk about pre-wedding jitters as if they should simply be ignored, but how do you know when it is actually a good idea to postpone or call off a wedding?

May 24, 2012 11:00 am
Newlywed Sex, Part II: For Those Who Have

Newlywed Sex, Part II: For Those Who Have

Does good sex really end once you’re married? In a word, no. At least, it doesn’t have to. Everyone has heard the rumors about how boring (or absent) married sex is. The truth is, on average, married people have sex more regularly than single people, but any couple’s sexual spark can dwindle…

July 20, 2011 9:45 am
Cold Feet?

Cold Feet?

Most people talk about pre-wedding jitters as if they should simply be ignored, but how do you know when it is actually a good idea to postpone or call off a wedding? Unfortunately, it's often difficult to tell the difference between normal jitters and serious red flags. Here's a brief guide…

April 28, 2011 12:00 am
Cold Feet?

Cold Feet?

Most people talk about pre-wedding jitters as if they should simply be ignored, but how do you know when it is actually a good idea to postpone or call off a wedding? Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to tell the difference between normal jitters and serious red flags. Here’s a brief guide…

April 27, 2011 9:39 am
Is Your Relationship Squeaky?

Is Your Relationship Squeaky?

Every relationship has challenges . . . issues that partners “always” fight about, and no matter how many times you go through the same conversation, it seems like nothing ever changes. In fact, according to John Gottman (In his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work), 69 percent…

March 23, 2011 9:49 am
Forcing Romance

Forcing Romance

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, romance seems to be on everyone’s mind, and for many engaged and newlywed couples the pressure is on to have something extra-special planned. Unfortunately, many engaged and newlywed couples are also dealing with the stress of planning a wedding or adju…

February 10, 2011 10:00 am
Preventing the Newlywed Blues

Preventing the Newlywed Blues

The holiday season has come and gone, and after weeks of festivities and cheer, it seems all there is left to look forward to are winter doldrums. Brides and grooms-to-be should consider this an annual mini preview to the struggle they’ll have as they shift focus away from the magic of prepa…

January 06, 2011 10:03 am
Season’s Stresses

Season’s Stresses

Holidays should be joyful, but many couples negotiating holidays with two families find the process very challenging. Even if they have each attended the other family’s holiday gatherings in the past, starting with engagement there is often increased pressure to be a part of every holiday tr…

December 09, 2010 9:47 am
Love for a Lifetime

Love for a Lifetime

My grandmother got married last month. Yup . . . I just said my grandmother. She was married to my grandfather for a lifetime, and now she is married again. I know she struggled to balance honoring her first husband with choosing not to be alone, and this is only natural. Building a protecti…

November 18, 2010 9:51 am
Forces of Love

Forces of Love

A quick Google search pulls up over 400 million results for the phrase “Can you be in love with two people?” This question is one frequently addressed by Hollywood, but with few satisfying answers. Unfortunately for the rest of us, real life is rarely so simple. Dreamworks’ Forces of Nature …

October 21, 2010 9:54 am
What I Like About You

What I Like About You

Do you still like your partner?

September 23, 2010 10:01 am
Stuck in a Hollywood Romance? Part II

Stuck in a Hollywood Romance? Part II

Having the love and support of a close-knit family is a wonderful thing. Being invited to meet such a family, however, can feel like being given orders to infiltrate Fort Knox with a housewarming gift. In 20th Century Fox’s film The Family Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a woman challenged…

August 26, 2010 10:05 am
Don’t Forget Your Maps

Don’t Forget Your Maps

Today, I would like to introduce you to Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Many couples think of counseling or “self-help” books as resources for people who are struggling. While this is true, there are a number of resources that are designed to actually h…

July 22, 2010 10:10 am
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