Being a parent can be chaotic enough, but having a spouse who's reluctant to help with the kids and chores can really up the stress meter.
Dividing chores and responsibilities is one of the challenges of living with a partner, and not surprisingly, it's one of the things couples bicker about the most. While most of us are far from perfect domestic goddesses, we usually get the job done. Meanwhile, our men are more likely to shirk... Read More
Remember the dating scene when you were younger? Maybe you were a fun party girl who hit the dance floor with your friends and went after what you wanted like a man-seeking missile. Or perhaps you were the quiet type who met prospective dates through friends and family and focused on settling down with someone special. Whoever you were then, entering the dating scene again after having kids is a whole different world and will require a... Read More
by Samantha Hall
With the number of teachers, trainings, and institutions teaching Reiki, interested apprentices are at a loss as to where and who to enroll under in order to receive the Reiki attunements necessary to practice the art. It is also quite hard to find which Reiki institutions and Reiki masters are truly qualified... Read More
They say that breaking up is hard to do -- and for good reason. The emotional pain of a split can last for years, and if you have mutual friends, children or live in the same area, those lasting wounds can be opened time and time again. While the thought of them may make your skin crawl, being civil and even nice to your ex can be beneficial for many reasons.
It's not going to be easy or fun and it... Read More
Need a little variety in your sex life? Are you single with no one to mingle? Either way, investing in a few sex toys can spice things up. But if you're a novice, then it can be really intimidating and weird to walk into a sex shop to examine their wares, not to mention a potential waste of time and money. The first thing you should do before investing in a toy that may or may not be effective for you -- and your partner, if you... Read More
Whether you and your mate are devoted gym rats or are looking for a way to start working out and get healthier together, there are lots of ways to make your joint workout fun and productive. Maybe you two haven't always been on the same page when it comes to your workout style. If he's always at the weights, while you burn off the calories on the treadmill, there are still ways to enjoy a little time getting physical with another... Read More
A whopping 60 percent of women say that good manners "absolutely" make a man more attractive. But is there any way to change a man whose idea of a fancy night out is eating at any restaurant that doesn't have a drive-thru? There are ways to drop subtle hints to your man when his manners leave a lot to be desired. First, a person's manners say a lot about the way he feels about those around him. It's considerate not to gobble food,... Read More
You can always expect commentary from the peanut gallery when you embark on a new relationship. But did you know that the peanut gallery - aka your friends - could have a negative effect on you and your beau? After all, your friends have been around a lot longer than your boyfriend, and their say can have a lot of influence on your life. It is tough on a friend who spends a lot of time with you to "share" you with a new partner,... Read More
In a relationship, there are many things that attract you to your mate. For example, a sense of humor ranks high on people's list of must-haves for a potential mate. Compatibility is determined by multiple factors, one of which is your age difference. Is it important to consider the impact a significantly older or significantly younger partner's age might have on you? Probably so. A 2010 study of heterosexual couples with age... Read More
If you're like most people, then you like to know what you're getting into before making a big purchase or commitment. We test drive cars, try on clothes, get dogs before having babies...the list goes on. The same goes for marriage - living together is a good way of learning whether or not you can be life partners with the person you love. Going out on romantic dates is one thing, but the dynamic changes when you're brushing your... Read More