Posts Tagged ‘couples’

Can Your Relationship Stand the Test of Time

Monday, April 8th, 2013

There are many issues that can drain the life out of a relationship but there are a some that can be real deal breakers. Take a look:

1. Lack of Communication–In this day and age it probably seems improbable that a couple would have trouble staying in communication since there are so many options available. Some people may feel it’s too easy to communicate and thus feel pressured to communicate with their partner all day long.

Yet couples who don’t talk about plans, feelings, work, and dreams are headed for disaster. It’s not necessary to be in contact throughout the day but taking time at the end of the day to talk about your work challenges, funny stories, what the kids did at school, and plans for the weekend can make all the difference in the world.

2. No Common Interests–Think about and then jot down common interests you have with your partner. If you draw a blank after kids, work, house, and friends you might want to consider a hobby or activity you would both like to share. There is no substitute for quality time together.

3. Cheating on a Partner–Why does this happen in the first place? Maybe the woman stays home all day caring for the kids and feels that she needs something more in her life. Or, maybe the man sees his wife in sweats and a t-shirt daily yet sees women at work dressed to the nines. He resents his wife not looking her best and strays.

Both partners need to commit to the relationship. There will always be temptations but the couple who shares time together and dresses up for each other on a regular basis nurtures the relationship by letting each other know that the relationship is a priority and worth putting out extra effort for. Besides, it can’t help but spice things up.

4. Indifference–the silent deadly killer of relationships. It happens more often than you might think. When one partner is disagreeable or lacks interest in anything the other partner suggests, it is a sign that all is not well. Open communication is the key. If one partner is silent while the other is not it will be impossible to grow the connection for the long haul. Sometimes life gets busy and couples feel it isn’t worth the extra effort to open up and share not only the good but the other stuff that gets put on the back burner. Addressing the back burner topics sooner rather than later is the better course of action to take.

Successful relationships don’t just happen. They are grown over time. Place your relationship in the forefront, where it belongs.

Communication Mishaps That Could Be Avoided

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

If one partner gives too little information and the other partner doesn’t ask for clarification miscommunication follows:

Domestic Abuse Among Older Couples

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Little is known about domestic violence involving elderly people and how easy it is for professionals to miss the signs. Please read the following:

Miles Apart

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Couples who are miles apart in terms of personality, interests, activities, energy level, environment etc. can develop an outstanding relationship as long as they truly appreciate the differences and are willing to compromise. The thing to guard against is that neither person change who they are to be more like the other or to be more to the other person’s liking.

Accept Imperfections in Relationships

Friday, July 30th, 2010

There is some good information here, see what you think:

Sometimes there are poor behaviors in relationships that damage an otherwise workable partnership. Maybe couples get too comfortable and consequently say things to their partners they wouldn’t dream of saying to anyone else. Expect respect and treat each other with respect whether it’s the first or one hundredth date!