This is a guest post from Drexel Gilbert. Drexel Gilbert, author of 30 Days to Better Love: A Guide for Men, has more than 30 years of experience working as a journalist, TV news anchor, newsroom manager and public speaker. She also is author of five children’s books. She and her husband, Wesley, live in […]
If there is one thing that every married couple should know, it is that you have to continue dating to keep the love and romance alive. When we first get together and feel that rush of butterflies at just the sight of that guy or gal, we look forward to date night. We cannot wait […]
When was the last time you had a conversation with your spouse? Not just a “how was your day,” but a real conversation where you learn about one another and share feelings about a topic? Today? Last week? Last month? It can be difficult to find the time and energy (yes, conversations take energy) to […]
As newlyweds, you should do things that can make the new chapter of your life more exciting. Remember, you promised ‘forever’ to each other. So you have to start strengthening your vows from day one. But how can you do it? You may be busy sending out thank you letters for those who came to […]
When getting married, everyone knows they are going to share things with their spouse. Money, space, the remote… all common things you prepare to share. However, when I got married, there were some things I didn’t realize I’d be sharing with my husband and this made for some very interesting situations!
Earlier this year I told you how my chronic migraines affect my life. As a migraineur (a migraine sufferer) it is really easy for me to get caught up in how my migraines affect me and forget how it may affect my loved ones—especially my husband. Chronic illness can be tough on a marriage. Here are some ways that we have been able to keep our relationship strong despite my chronic migraines.
Have you ever met the perfect health conscious couple? These couples seem to be on the same page when it comes to eating right, drinking all the right fluids, and go to the gym together 4 days a week. They run a 5K several times a year to support all the right causes and wouldn’t dream of smoking, over indulging in alcohol or becoming a couch potato on the weekend. Don’t you just hate them? In reality, it seems that most couples (like my husband and I) are not on the same page when it comes to health and fitness. There may be one spouse who is health conscious (my hubby) but the other is content to sit around, watch TV and eat bon bons (me).
When you think about sharing some quality time with your love, images of picnics and walks on the beach often flood your mind and bring a smile to your face. Then you walk out your front door and the cold reality we call winter slaps you in the face. Here are 10 winter date ideas […]
The holiday season is here, and it can be a wonderful time for newlywed couples. However, if you are like my husband and I, you may need to make sure you are on the same page for the holidays. Sit down and discuss how and where you will spend Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years and […]
Money may not have the power to buy happiness, but it sure can stress us out. In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association pinpointed money as the leading cause of stress for Americans, with 72 percent saying they had felt at least some stress about money in the previous month. What’s more, about one-third of adults with partners said money is a major cause of conflict in their relationship.