Every year the number of women suffering from the impact of domestic violence is increasing. However the number of women seeking help for domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is extremely low. It appears that women often hesitate to seek help or raise their voice against domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence. Why is it that Indian women are less likely to seek help? Find out the truth about seeking help for domestic violence.
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.
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.
"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.
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?
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...
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.
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?
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...