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.

While division of labor may have had its advantages centuries ago, with women now forming a significant part of the labor force, it is a physically impossible for a female partner to take on the responsibilities of the workplace as well as run a home entirely on her own. Apart from the practical advantages of sharing chores, when both partners chip in together to do housework, it creates for better understanding between the couple and creates the foundation for mutual respect and support.

Every family and woman belonging to it has different needs and resources. If you wish to take care of your kids without being obliged to take up a full time day job, look upon this as a privilege and not a limitation. Bringing up a child is one of the keenest pleasures in the world and you should consider yourself lucky if you get an opportunity to do this unhindered. However the decision to be a stay-at-home mom is not an easy one since this involves innumerable adjustments on the personal front as well as a certain restriction on the practical front.

Like love, money means different things to different people. In any serious relationship where two people work, spend and live together, differing financial habits can become a source of conflict. The problem is made even more complex when mistrust and secrecy come into play. Thus if you suspect that your partner is making unscheduled expenses, like spending money from the retirement account, here are a few things you can do.

Be informed

From the moment a couple find out that a baby is on the way, guessing the gender becomes a favorite pastime – so much so that mum-to-be often begins to think of everything in terms of pink for a girl and blue for a boy. But what if one could choose the gender of a baby and decide whether to have a girl or a boy. Indeed there are many couples out there who would like such a choice for social, cultural or personal reasons like balancing out a family. But is it at all possible and can you really choose the gender of your baby?

Overview of options

Human hearts being what they are, love does not take heed of something as mundane as a wedding ring. However if you have been in a relationship with a married man, chances are that you passed countless restless nights, agonizing over the chances of him staying with his wife or coming away with you. If this has been going on quite a while, here are a few points to help you decide whether or not a man will ever leave his wife for you.

It is not just about sex

There were times when getting pregnant meant that you had to get married, whether you were ready for it or not. Thankfully there are far more options available for parents-to-be now. If abortion and adoption are not an option, you can go ahead and have the baby, without feeling that you need to get married to do the right thing by your partner or your child.