Living in or cohabitating means two people are staying together out of mutual consent with no legal bond. A person is free to walk out of the relationship as and when he or she feels like it - there are no court cases or alimony. No one is questionable or accountable to the other.
Age Gap in Relationships
Are you or someone close to you, struggling to get into or move ahead in a relationship where there is a wide difference in age between the partners? Learn more about the aspects of age gap, pros and cons to it and how to take it further. This could be beneficial to begin the journey as well.
Is it Time to Let Go
Some relationships are not made in heaven and certainly not meant to last "till death do us apart" . If you think you are in such a relationship, it might be better to pull the plug now rather than regretting it later. Of course, like most things in life, it is easier said than done - there are several reasons why people stick on in impossible relationships, perhaps hoping for a miracle that would make things better
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.
What is Emotional Infidelity?
Family mediator and mental health counsellor, Gary Neuman, says, "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." Reading this article would help you understand what emotional infidelity is and identify its signs that might be unhealthy for your marriage.
Communication in Marriage
Let us look at some of the simplest ways to begin the process of good communication in marriage. This article will guide you with basic steps towards preventing a communication gap and communicating more effectively with your partner.
Types of Intimacy
There are many different types of intimacy - emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, recreational and sexual. We may share certain intimacies with our family members, other intimacies with friends, and most intimacies with our partner/spouse. This article explains the different types of intimacies and gives you ways to cultivate them with your spouse.
What to Avoid while Communicating
It was found that while conflict by itself may not be destructive to a relationship, certain communication patterns repeated and intensified over time could spell the deathblow to the relationship. Find out if you are the victim of any pattern and improve it now.
Contraceptives - A Doctor's View
The need for contraception is almost universal in the adult world. Myths about various contraceptives abound, but the fact remains that no single device combines 100% safety, efficacy, reversibility and ease of use. Dr. Vijaya Sherbet, a practicing gynaecologist, comments on the common forms of contraception.