Tag Archives: relationship help

What to do if you’re ready for the next step, but he isn’t

At first, relationship milestones come fast and furious. First date. First kiss. First sex. First fight. First make up. First make up sex. And on and on. But, after a while, the firsts stop flying by. You two get comfortable and in a groove and are coasting along dating each other. And while that’s fine and dandy, there are much bigger relationship firsts, ranging from saying “I love you” to getting married, that need to happen to take you guys to the next level. Read more

3 Ways to change the dynamic when your husband acts like one of the kids

It’s an old adage that a man will eventually treat his wife the same way he treats his mother. So, according to that wisdom, you should look for a man who treats his mom well. I’m not saying that I 100% ascribe to that theory, but a man who’s respectful of his mother is always a good thing. A man who treats you like his mother is way less of a good thing. And even if it’s not like his mom, treating you like a mom is no bueno too. But, it can happen…especially in families where there are kids and you’re running the show. Here’s how to change that dynamic. Read more

What to do if you don’t like sports, but he loves ’em

One of my best girlfriends started dating a guy who’s crazy about sports. Like full on obsessed. He actually has two TVs set up in his living room so he can watch two games at once. It’s intense. At first, she didn’t think anything of his sports addiction. But, she doesn’t care for sports and slowly, but surely, sports have become a hot button issue in their relationship. She gets angry that he spends so much time on something that seems trivial to her and he wishes that she cared more about them. Read more

What to do if he’s a procrastinator

Nail biting, online shopping, social media refreshing, singing along to any and every Taylor Swift song at my lungs’ full capacity. We all have bad habits that we’re working on. Some bad habits are more annoying to our partners than others. My Taylor Swift volume problem might fall into that category. One thing that really gets under my skin is procrastination. I’m such a get-er-done person that procrastination makes no sense to me. Read more

How to immediately turn a new relationship into a serious relationship

I’m guessing this isn’t your first relationship rodeo. You’ve been around the block in the relationship department. So have I! And I don’t think of this as a negative at all. It’s good to have experience. Practice makes perfect and by this point, you know exactly what you want. Those are very good things! And when you find yourself in a new relationship, you probably know if you want to get serious with this newbie right away. If you do, why wait? Here’s how to crank up your new relationship into serious territory straight away. Read more

How to be the best partner when you’re not your best self

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I go through periods of major funks. I’m not clinically diagnosed with anything and I don’t want to say I’m dealing with anything close to those who do have diagnoses. I just have days or periods of days in a row when I'm not quite myself. I’m telling this to you guys because I think it’s important to be open about our mental health and realize that even people who are generally emotionally healthy have times in their lives when they’re not 100%. I think of it like my general health. I have a healthy body and immune system, but I still sometimes get sick. Read more
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