Commitment and monogamy

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

In today’s world of soaring divorce rates, most couples are hesitant to commit themselves to marriage for fear of finding out that they are not really suited to be long-term partners. And yet, it is only natural that two people in a serious relationship would want to share a life together. In such a situation cohabitation or living together without being formally married is increasingly emerging as a popular option for couples who don’t want kids but want to share a life. But at the end of the day, how does this arrangement compare to marriage?

There are all kinds of reasons why a man may want to go out with you – because he finds you attractive enough for a casual date, because he is keen to know you better or simply because he has nothing better to do on a Saturday night. One of the most disconcerting situations for a woman is when she is kept guessing as to the real intentions of her partner. So here are some common signs in a date to tell you that he wants a relationship.

He picks up details

In these times, the circle of people affected by a death has expanded from family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances to include former spouses. And yet the precarious relationship between ex spouses also means that often individuals do not know how to mourn the death of a former partner. Here are a few things to keep in mind when your ex-husband dies and you are tossed onto strange and difficult emotions.

At the funeral