Commitment and monogamy

The equation between marriage, love and happiness has never more complex than what with the framework of entire social institutions changing rapidly. Many people now find love without getting married while many marriages turn loveless and hostile as divorce rates soar. Single parenting is increasingly becoming common, and society is now more comfortable with various patterns of cohabitation. In such a context, what are the chances that married men live longer?

Benefits of marriage on health

Love is usually associated with the feeling of being needed and desired by someone speical. And yet too much of this can also be a bad thing. One of the conditions marked by an excess of neediness is codependency in relationships which in turn can signify deep-rooted emotional and psychological issues. Here is more about codependency in relationships, how to recognize the signs and how to overcome it.

What is codependency?

Social security benefits constitute one of the most important means of leading a good quality of life after one is no longer capable of working in senior years. However like all government plans, certain confusions about its rules and beneficiaries persist. So if your spouse has been receiving social security benefits and you wish to know if you can continue to receive them after his/her death, here are a few guidelines.

Social security

Raising a child is one of the most committed action anyone can undertake and that too over many years. While bringing up a biological child brings with it some cultural and psychological support, doing so for adopted child can involve an entirely different set of complications. So before you launch yourself and your family in the long and often tortuous paperwork, here are some aspects of adoption you might want to consider.

With social mores and expectations undergoing a sea-change, it is no longer mandatory for women to settle down with a husband and children before they hit thirty. Today’s women have the luxury of focusing on college and her job while in their twenties even as they experiment with relationships in order to find out what she really wants. However should you feel it is time to settle down to a long term relationship, here are a few ways you can go about it.

Every man dreads that time of the month when a usually reasonable girlfriend transforms into a simmering volcano of complaints, likely to burst forth at the slightest of provocations. While much has been debated about the symptoms and seriousness, indeed the very existence of PMS, it is still a highly individual condition. So if you find yourself baffled by certain changes in your girlfriend every month, read on to understand the condition and how to deal with it.

Looking after a child is hard work – not only because of the physically strenuous jobs involved like feeding, changing, bathing and playing but also because this cycle goes on 24/7. You are doing this today, the next day and everyday. And one of the first things to suffer is the quality of the relationship with your partner. But even when you wish to spend more time together as a couple, doubts arise about where and with whom to leave the baby with. It can also be expensive to hire a babysitter.

Love brings with it a whirlwind of emotions – it is makes you want this person, want him/her to want you back; it makes you certain as never before or it befuddles you with conflicting feelings. In all this tumult, one of the questions you dread asking if the relationship has a future for fear that somehow it may spoil things. But then it is only human nature to know what is going to happen next, especially if you believe that this guy/girl is the one for you.

A marriage begins with the most powerful love; a love that both you and your wife wish to hold on to until both your lives have come to a beautiful united end. But as the marriage grows and develops,  and as more intricacies and responsibilities are introduced, sometimes the roots of that deep intimacy are temporarily forgotten. There's no need to worry though; right now is an ideal time to seduce your wife and renew those old sparks.  

Sexuality is a complex matter – some believe that it is inherent in a person while others feel that environment and experiences play a role in how a person sees himself. So it is highly likely that the guy you fell in love with and married may have discovered a hitherto-unknown part of himself. Or he may have always been a closet gay and marrying you was a last-ditch effort to fit in with mainstream sexual norms. Whatever the reason, if you have been noticing all or most of the following signs in your husband for some time, it may be because he is gay.