Commitment and monogamy

Starting a business and building a romantic relationship are alike in many ways – both need initial investment of time and effort as well as need long-term maintenance to keep it successful. But what if you can combine the two – in other words turn a fulfilling relationship into a successful business partnership as well? However appealing as the scenario sounds, it is not without its share of pitfalls. So before you take  a decision, consider the pros and cons of going into business with your lover or spouse.

First the advantages:
 

Dating websites have come a long way from the time they were the only recourse of nerds or other socially awkward people looking for a date. So it is quite likely that you may have met a wonderful guy on a dating site and hit off equally well in real life. Just when you thought things were rolling along merrily, you happen to browse the same or another dating site and find his profile still active. Under such a situation it is only natural for you to wonder why if he likes you so much, is he still on dating sites.

He does not consider this a ‘relationship’ yet

As a mother, it is natural for you to wish the best for your children. Apart from meeting their material needs, this also includes providing them with the love and emotional security so that they feel cherished and secure. However while you may be doing all you can to cater to your kids’ needs, you may not find the same kind of parenting input from your husband. Here are a few things you can do when you find that your husband does not spend time with the kids.

For a woman, one of the biggest crises in a marriage comes when her husband admits that he doesn’t love her anymore. She is likely to feel the world coming to an end. Her initial reaction would be to cry a storm of tears and after spending herself out, she might plead with her husband, to give their marriage another chance, for the sake of the kids, family or the mortgage.

It is natural for every parent to want the best for their children. However sometimes parental influence crosses the boundaries of well-meant concern and turns into a controlling relationship, one which leaves a negative impact on other romantic relationships. If your find the same thing destroying your partner’s love for you, here are a few things you can do.

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Canine companions of humans have long been considered one of the truest friends that mankind could possibly have. In recent times though there has been a surge of obsession with pet dogs to the extent that pet handlers have to remind the owners that they are animals and should not be indulged on the same level as human partners. This phenomenon may owe to the disintegrating family structures in modern societies and increasing physical isolation among human beings but whatever the cause, so much is clear that love for pet dogs often takes an extreme form.

While any healthy adult male is biologically equipped to procreate, being a good father is a whole different ballgame. Even though men have been spared the physiological responsibility of bearing and giving birth to children, there are many ways that a good dad is essential to bringing up well-adjusted kids. So if you often find yourself looking at your boyfriend and wondering about his parenting potential, here are a few ways to tell if he will be a good father.

He is close to his family

A pregnancy is a life-changing experience at the best of times but when a couple does not feel the same way about the arrival of a baby, it can bring unhappy complications. Sometimes being unprepared for such a major change can lead one to think of in extremes - like an abortion. If this is the case with your partner, while you would like to consider other alternatives, here are a few ways to go about it.

For all their promise of instant gratification, contemporary consumerist ideals very often only end up increasing the anxiety of people in society – you are somehow less than perfect not only if you do not have the latest cell phone, sports car, a seven-figure paycheck but also if you have don’t possess flawless skin or have never been in a relationship. The last often lies at the source of many an unhappy single and if you fall in this group too, here are a few things worth keeping in mind.

You have a long checklist

Having a baby ranks pretty high in the list of life-changing experiences. However this can mean different things for either partner; so while your partner may want to do it all over again, you feel what you have is enough. Unfortunately this difference in views can create significant stress in a relationship. So if you find your partner is looking to have more kids while you are in no mood to oblige, here are a few things you can do.

Avoid comparisons