Commitment and monogamy

Famous German thinker, Goethe might have been answering cynics of marriage today, when he said, centuries ago, that “Love is an ideal thing, but marriage, a real thing.”

In these times of takeaway dinners and disposable relationships, the institution of marriage seems in danger of heading for the museum. Who gets married anyway, young people on the move might wonder. Who indeed has the time and patience to devote oneself to another being 'Till’, as the saying goes, “…death do us part”?

No marriage is entirely without its ups and downs. But when the low phases go on for too long or a seemingly more attractive prospect is on the horizon, then leaving home is often considered the easiest way out. And yet if there are a million good reasons for divorce, there are equally numerous reasons for giving your marriage another chance. So if your wife is on the verge of leaving you, here are a few steps which can help you to convince her to stay.

Obsession with pet dogs, particularly in countries like the United States, is a growing phenomenon. It may have been brought about by disintegrating family structures and increasing physical isolation among human beings but it has been happily indulged by commercial manufacturers of pet-centric products. Unfortunately when this obsession begins to replace actual human companionship, then it becomes a problem. So when your partner gives more attention to a pet dog than to you, here a few ways to help you deal with the situation.

Every marriage goes through ups and downs over time. But when wounds and hurts from the bitter phases fester for too long, they can poison a marriage from within. The good news however is that it is never too late to begin the healing process. Here are a few tips to heal old emotional scars and have a happy marriage.

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Sporting a tattoo is no longer just about making a fashion statement. Today a tattoo is an essential part of the wearer’s self-image and may even denotes his/her views on life and relationships.  But before you decide to get yourself inked with your partner’s name, here are a few pros and cons to consider.

When was the last time you did something special to make your husband happy? The man you exchanged vows with is so much more than just a provider and a pair of useful hands around the house. He is someone who is always there to cheer you up when you are feeling low and to celebrate with, when the good times are around. A husband is your lover, your companion and a wonderful father to your kids.

You know your man is going through a midlife crisis when he begins to question past decisions and experiences a desire to make impulsive and drastic changes. As long as the behavior is limited to learning new things or exploring different aspects about oneself, it can be relatively harmless. However if the crisis leads him to extremes of behavior in professional and personal life, there are bound to be problems not only for him but also for those closely associated with him like you.

“The Midlife crisis is a cliché – until you have it”, wrote Sue Shellenbarger, reputed Wall Street Journal contributor. The quote aptly condenses the myth, anxiety and confusion surrounding the phenomenon of midlife crisis. And when it applies to men, the stage can go well beyond acceptable levels and become grossly funny or improper. So if you fear that your man too is fast approaching a midlife crisis of his own, here are a few symptoms to watch out for.

When you are in the initial stages of dating, you are eager to impress one another and you do whatever it takes to make it work. But as you get into a relationship and settle into it, you start taking each other for granted or get lazy. Sometimes, a kind of apathy sets in. This is never good for a relationship. In order for a relationship to grow, the couple involved has to grow with it.

Congratulations! Now that you are sure you’re going to have a baby, it is time to let everyone else know too. But why not do this in a way so as to give your family or friends the surprise of their lives. Here are a few fun ways to announce a pregnancy.

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