Coping with the Aftermath of Infidelity
Research (Atkins, Baucom & Jacobson, 2001) indicates that there are multiple factors leading to infidelity. Two prominent factors are relationship satisfaction and opportunity for attention, which is responsible for people engaging in extra-marital affairs. Find out how you can deal with this painful event.
How Do I Talk To My Spouse About Couple's Counseling?
Couples counseling can help couples work through conflicts and rebuild their marriage. It may not always be accepted, perhaps because we have families to talk to and help us, or one partner does not want it. At the same time, there may come a point where we don't want to involve family, the problems are not going away or we just want a better relationship. This article will describe how you can speak to your spouse about it.
Safeguard your relationship against Emotional Infidelity
"When a spouse places his or her emotional needs in the hands of someone outside the marriage, it breaks the bond of marriage just as adultery does." Gary Newman. Most often, people don't start out intending to be emotionally unfaithful to their spouses. It is just a normal friendship that gradually becomes deeper.
Wedding Bells or Warning Bells?
People feel anxious when it comes to getting married. Tying the knot, envisioning a new stage of life with another person can make both men and women feel tense and get ‘cold feet' prior to the wedding. How do you handle this?
Formula for a Great Marriage
Everyone agrees that there is no perfect marriage or perfect couple - such things exist only in movies or fairy tales! But there does exist a marriage where two people have learnt to accept each other, scars and all. Couples who have had a good marriage seem to have gotten a few things right. Let's see what these things are...
Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically violate the other. No one, for any reason, deserves to be abused and without help, abuse will continue and is likely to worsen. If you are facing abuse, many resources are available to help you understand your options and to support you. This article gives you further information on this...
Dual Career Couple and the Conflicts
We live in a world that is not only competitive but also constantly evolving. With both partners working there are bound to be conflicts, whether they are about parenting, finance, in-laws or even careers. These challenges are inevitable but if these are not dealt with soon, the resultant stress can have unpleasant consequences on the marriage. This article looks at some typical conflicts of dual career couples, and ways to manage them.
In-Laws: Building the Relationship
It is a fact that when you get married, you not only marry your spouse, but you also marry into the family or ‘system'. Your in-laws can be a tremendous source of support and closeness, but they can also cause problems in your marital relationship. These issues could range from a minor interference to having total control over one's spouse and over the relationship. How can one deal with this?
Managing Dual Incomes
In most families these days, it becomes necessary for both partners to work outside the home. Especially given the current market scenario and job uncertainty, an extra source of income is always welcome. However, having two earning members in the family comes with its own challenges. Let's see what they are...
When Your Wife Goes Out to Work
Traditionally, men have been the bread-winners and women took care of the home. However in today's world, large numbers of women are working outside the home and this trend is increasing. As a result, there are fears about how the home will run and couples worry about the lack of time for each other. This can perhaps lead to a change in the husband-wife equation too! These are very real concerns and it is important for husbands and wives to discuss them and decide how they are going to make things work.