Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Relationships in modern times

Sunday, October 18, 2009

In Time Magazine's recent poll on the state of the America woman it found that 66% of both men and women are "very happy" when it comes to their marriage or partnership. And both sexes also came in with roughly the same results when it comes to "not at all happy" - at 1%.

This is good news...although I wonder how many couples feel pressured to present themselves at happy when asked by outsiders. I hope I'm wrong.

Interestingly enough more men (82%) than women (75%) said it is "very important" for a romantic partner to "give love and affection." Apparently men need all they can get too!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

How often do you and your partner have sex? check out some new research in this area:

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Have you booked your summer vacation yet?  Today, I read in Fitness magazine that married women who take at least TWO vacations a year are reportedly more happily married than women who take less, or (god forbid) none! Seems we 2+ vacationers are less stressed, less tense, etc. etc. I'm of to! Aloha...deb

Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Top 10 Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage From Happily Married Couples
By Samuel M Stone on

When you look at the statistics of divorce in the United States they really are alarming, almost half of all marriage fail in divorce. This raises a few questions such as "What is the secret to a long and happy marriage?" All marriages will have their ups and downs, but something is wrong when almost half are failing. In a recent survey of happily married couple here is the 10 most common things they said why they are successful.
  1. Always make time for the two of you.
  2. Remember that marriage is sometimes a bed of roses and sometimes there are thorns.
  3. Never go to bed angry.
  4. Remember that people do fight. It's how you do it that matters. So fight naked
  5. Before starting an argument, consider if it's really worth it.
  6. Marry someone that you enjoy listening and talking to.
  7. For each time you vent about your husband/wife to your friends, tell three positive stories.
  8. Remember that "love is like childhood. You need to learn to share."
  9. Marriage is not 50/50, its two people giving 100/100 all of the time.
  10. Never pass up an opportunity to say "I love you".
If you take a close look at all of these guide lines they are nothing new and won't cost you any money, however if you practise them and some of them will require a lot of practise for some of you, there is no reason why you can't have a long and happy marriage like many others in the United States and around the world. And as a bonus here is a extra guild line for 11. Be quick to say "I'm sorry".

For more insight into the troubles many marriages face and steps you can take to save your relationship, visit this