Turns Out That Compromise Isn’t the Key to a Happy Relationship After AllSome variation of “compromise more” is probably the most common, universally accepted piece of relationship advice—the idea being that if you learn to meet your partner halfway, you’ll both be happy. But as a relationship and intimacy expert who has been guiding couples for 20 years, I don’t think that advice is actually true.
The Absolute Best Way to Get Your Relationship Out of a Sex RutIn my time as a relationship and intimacy expert, I’ve seen a lot of couples who aren’t thinking about divorce and appear from the outside to be happily married and doing fine—but they used to have sex, and now they just… aren’t. And that means that no, they aren’t doing fine.
9 strategies to ensure your relationship survives long-term work from homeIn order to maintain vibrancy and long term health in intimate relationships, it's key to find new ways to navigate the day-to-day stress on couples that results from working from home. What may have worked for the initial phase of suddenly sheltering in place in the context of a global pandemic won't necessarily be adequate going forward.
4 ways couples should prepare for the end of quarantineThroughout the country, couples have been spending pretty much all of their time together, day in and day out. For most couples it took some time — and a lot of trial and error — to figure out a new routine that worked for both people. And now it's all changing again as couples anticipate one or both of them returning to work.
5 ways to use the quarantine to strengthen your relationshipThroughout America, couples who typically only see each other on evenings and weekends are now together all day long. Whether one or both are working, or they are currently unemployed, this creates seismic shifts in the relationship. For some it can be a wonderful time to deepen the bond between them. For others, it leads to tensions and clashes that could be potential precursors to divorce.
How to Build Intimacy with Your PartnerInsight into what intimacy truly means, plus some expert-approved exercises to try with your partner.
How Long Does The Average Woman Want Sex To Last? What Research Tells UsYou might sometimes hear people making jokes about how long someone "lasts" in bed, usually in reference to men. But how long sex "lasts" for women is a complicated question because it's mixing together a lot of assumptions about what acts are involved in a sexual encounter, how important orgasms are, and how women's orgasms actually work.
How To Have Sex During Periods Safely & ComfortablyIt may appear taboo, but having sex during your period can be great for your overall well-being. Today, couples are often comfier having sex than talking about it. But the truth is, sex is an opportunity to explore not only your relationship with your partner but also your relationship with yourself. Period sex is no different.
Tips on Self-MotivationEver since sleeping late and working in your PJs has become the norm instead of the exception, mastering the art of self-motivation has never been more crucial.
Embrace Your Greatness & Banish Negative Self-TalkUnrealized potential. There's a ring of melancholia to it, a mourning for what might've been that brings to mind Marlon Brando's unforgettable,“I coulda been a contender,” line from “On The Waterfront.” The theme of chances not taken, is universally relatable, maybe because what prevents many of us from moving ahead is an unwillingness to push beyond self-imposed fears. And those fears — aka the devil on your shoulder — can feel extremely powerful. Eyes open or closed, this defeatist talk is eve
I’m Child-Free and Couldn’t Be Happier About It. What’s So Bad About That?Women need to stop pressuring other women to want children
40 Things Doctors Say Affect Your Health After 40So many different elements play a role in how healthy you are as you age. As you get older, your immune system weakens, your mental health can take a hit, and your risk for certain diseases increases.
What to do with your kids when schools are canceledFor the past 10 years, I’ve homeschooled my four children and understand how to survive several weeks at home with a houseful of kids — even if you have your own work to do.
Children of Mothers with Depression More Likely to Develop Depression ThemselvesChildren of mothers who experienced perinatal depression have a 70 percent higher risk of developing depression in adolescence and adulthood.
There’s no place like home – right?You made it through week one of the school shutdown, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It wasn’t that bad, was it? Instead of hustling out the door in the morning, maybe you enjoyed a second cup of coffee (or actually finished your first cup). And you’re beginning to get the hang of telecommuting.
Sample Schedules For Kids Home From School During Coronavirus OutbreakNot being in the classroom doesn't mean they have to stop learning.