Archives for the ‘For Couples’ Category

A new arrival

By • Apr 20th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

As many faithful readers of this site have noticed, I haven’t been posting as many articles of late as I usually do. And there’s a really good reason for that. My wife and I welcomed our newborn son into the world on March 29, 2010. Suffice it to say, it is a really big change, […]

Research: Good sex more important than successful career

By • Mar 25th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

In a very interesting article in the New York Times entitled The Sandra Bullock Trade, columnist David Brooks wonders whether you would exchange a career triumph for a personal blow. In other words, would you rather have, like Sandra Bullock, an Academy Award and a cheating husband, or an average career and marriage bliss? According […]

Jesse James allegedly cheats on Sandra Bullock: An Analysis

By • Mar 18th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

So sometimes things do seem to good to be true. Recent reports allege that Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James has been carrying on an affair with some tattooed bimbo called Michelle “Bombshell” McGee for the past 11 months and supposedly she has proof via saved text messages. Something must have happened since Sandra Bullock moved […]

What to do if your partner makes vacation plans without you

By • Feb 16th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

Situation: The person you have been dating for 1.5 years is organizing a “Girls Only” (or substitute “Boys Only”) trip to an exotic land, and obviously since you are a member of the opposite sex, you are not invited. What do you do? Answer: If you are in a committed relationship, i.e. one that has […]

Power and Relationships

By • Jan 13th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

One of the strongest undercurrents in any relationship, whether it is personal, familial, social, or systemic is the interplay of power and control within that relationship. Many people instinctively think about such words as compromise, sharing, and understanding when thinking about what comprises a good relationship, and they would be absolutely right, but somehow the […]

Some hot ideas for a romantic getaway on the cheap

By • Jan 6th, 2010 • Category: For Couples

As any avid reader of this site knows, I am a big advocate of keeping spontaneity and unpredictability as a staple of any successful relationship. The problem, of course, in this economy is how to keep things exciting with a lack of funds. The good news is that doing something special with your honey doesn’t […]

Sex Rehab- Is sex addiction a real addiction?

By • Dec 15th, 2009 • Category: For Couples

Recently I’ve been watching an interesting new show on VH1 called “Sex Rehab“. I watch these online, like I do most shows, since that gives me the opportunity to watch on my own schedule. At any rate, this show has its pros and cons… it is modeled after “Celebrity Rehab”, except focuses on sex addiction […]

Three essentials to a successful relationship

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: For Couples

There has been a lot of recent research concerning what makes a successful relationship work. In a previous article, I’ve brought up the work of Dr. Gottman, who stated he could predict with a high degree of accuracy which marriages would end up in divorce, merely by the ways in which the couple communicated with […]

When dealing with a baiting partner, silence is golden

By • Nov 4th, 2009 • Category: For Couples

I often get questions on this site from people asking what to do or say in certain situations, usually when their partner has said or done something unpleasant. It may be the case that an insult or accusation is hurled their way or they are being asked uncomfortable and proving questions.  This is a tough […]

The most romantic cities to visit

By • Oct 7th, 2009 • Category: For Couples

I just got back from an extensive vacation to the Mediterranean and I have to say, it was one of the best trips of my life. Many of the locations we visited were picturesque to say the least and had enough enchantment in the air to jump start the romance for even the most sagging […]