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Myths About Same-Sex Weddings (And the Data That Dispel Them)

Most same-sex wedding myths seem to fall under stereotypes that assume certain ceremony styles and priorities, wedding budgets, familial relationships, and business interactions. Stereotype #1: Gay weddings vs. “Real weddings.” Gay couples prefer traditional gender roles and ceremonies that mimic heterosexual services. Also, most couples are content with a civil union ceremony that is “just… Read more »

Can a Failing Relationship be Saved?

When your relationship can find no common ground and your partnership is marked by vested interests elsewhere, it is unlikely that the relationship will survive. Domination, lack of accountability, and unfaithfulness signal a self-concern that cannot be tolerated by a spouse for long. A partner who consistently puts him or herself first is demonstrating that their primary interest is not the relationship.

Carefully examine the way you communicate and resolve conflicts by taking a hard look at how venting, or indiscriminately expressing negative feelings, impacts your relationship. ·      Remember, no one likes a bully…             It may seem helpful, courageous, or even supremely honest to bluntly express your anger to your significant other. The trouble is, no… Read more »

How Venting Ruins Your Relationship

Carefully examine the way you communicate and resolve conflicts by taking a hard look at how venting, or indiscriminately expressing negative feelings, impacts your relationship. Remember, no one likes a bully… It may seem helpful, courageous, or even supremely honest to bluntly express your anger to your significant other. The trouble is, no one, not… Read more »

The Cost and Benefits of Emotional Honesty

Your most successful and intimate relationship will be one that probes the deepest emotions between you and your partner. You must commit to know and understand the depths of his or her heart and mind, honestly and fully. Emotional intimacy is built upon a true desire to explore your relationship. Intimacy is continually discovering more… Read more »