You can always inject excitement with vacations and activities." 10.
You should have sex with your partner to make him/her happy.
);spend every night in the same bed; and never, ever be bored. These and other so-called "rules" for marriage need some serious debunking.
And it's not just because rules your mother may have passed on are outdated; some may be downright damaging.
(If you share the lease, deal with it like responsible adults. Resist the urge, however, to call or text whenever you would have when you were still dating. Ask a close friend if you can call him/her every time you would usually reach out to your ex. Besides, if your ex rejects you a second time, it won’t just hurt; the rejection will sting with extra humiliation and regret. No woman on her deathbed says, “I really wish I slept with my ex-husband one last time.” Let the break be clean.
Don’t lock him out.) The thrill of revenge only feeds bitterness and hatred. Recruit a support system of friends and family to help you fill the time normally spent with a significant other. Social media can be dangerous when dealing with heartache.
Isn't it better, she says, to "boringly" know where your spouse is every night than to be "excited" by constant ups and downs?
Most of us don't often think of Catholic priests as authorities on dating and relationships (in fact the popular belief is exactly the opposite), but the single most influential conversation I've had about dating was one that I had with a Catholic priest while I was in college. It wasn't very long afterwards that I broke up with her.Making your relationship top priority is better not just for you, but for your children, who need to see you in charge and who feel safer and more secure with parents who have a loving relationship. One partner may be a toss-and-turner, or one may hit the hay early while the other keeps a reading light burning till the wee hours."Create couple-only time during which you do not discuss bills or children, where you do fun activities and enjoy each other's company." The kids'll be all right. So if one of you occasionally decamps to the guest room, don't sweat it.This may be a particular problem for women, especially new mothers."Sex becomes yet another item on your to-do list, and you think you have to do it for the sake of your marriage, and the happiness of your spouse," says Dr. While neither of those reasons is wrong, they shouldn't be the only reasons.