George Barnard Shaw sure got it right when he said, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Even in the best of relationships, sometimes you just flat out misunderstand the simplest of communications.
Intimacy in our committed relationship. It can be so elusive. Too often, the desire for intimacy is overcome by fear, the fear of being exposed to someone who has the power to hurt you when you are most vulnerable, with nothing to hide behind.
Your marriage is your most valuable asset but if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. That old adage is apt here. It’s the sharing—physically and emotionally—that forges a marriage and keeps you close. Failing to do so allows you to drift apart.
You screwed up. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t cut it even if you really are sorry. So, how do you express regret in a way that your sweetie not only gets it, but is willing to forgive you?
It used to be difficult to get a divorce; now, simply saying you have “irreconcilable differences” is enough. Have you ever wondered what differences are so irreconcilable that the 40-year togetherness of Al and Tipper Gore, for example, is kaput?
Once, you could shrug off the week from hell and let the good times roll. Now, you find yourselves watching Netflix and eating delivery pizza. A great way to get out of the rut you said you’d never fall into is to stimulate falling-in-love hormones.
Dating isn’t something you do once in a while. It’s a mindset, a way of thinking about and treating your spouse all day, every day of the year. And, when it comes to date night, these tips will help you add some sizzle.
For many Boomers, when it comes to marriage good enough just isn’t good enough anymore. Many say they want more space to find personal fulfillment, and think they can only have that space either alone or with a new spouse. Statistics say otherwise.