This is usually the longest part of any relationship. The excitement of the honeymoon phase is now well and truly over and you are now for the most part taking each other a bit for granted. The complexities of life are now making the intimacy and spontaneity you once had a thing of the past. […]Read More The Comfort Zone – Long Lasting Relationships.
This is the time in a relationship that is the most enjoyable. You are truly in love and nothing or no-one can steal your joy. You and your mate are on an exhilarating journey of passion and bliss and you wonder where this person was all your life. They are the Yin to your Yang. […]Read More The Honeymoon Phase – Long Lasting Relationships.
Courtship is ideally described as the period of time in which a couple determines if they can have a romantic relationship or marriage. In long lasting relationships this is a fundamental stage in determining the longevity of a relationship. Typically in most cultures courtship is usually initiated by the man. He usually makes the “first […]Read More Courtship Phase – Long Lasting Relationships.
Most relationships don’t last nowadays. People feel less obliged to stick it out with someone and they find it quite easy to jump ship after a relatively short period of time. However there are those whose relationships have truly stood the test of time. It is important to note from the onset that no two […]Read More The Stages of Long Lasting Relationships.
Arguments and conflict in relationships can be some of the most challenging times one has to endure. Navigating these situations is a skill few have mastered. Communication is the most vital aspect of any relationship. A relationship where there is poor communication or no communication at all is doomed to fail. Good communication is when […]Read More Resolving Conflict in Relationships.
There are sectors of society regardless of cultural background or ethnic origin that still frown upon the concept of a single mother. It is still seen to them as some sort of abomination and single mothers are well aware of that stigma and they face it on a daily basis. However is it fair to […]Read More Why Do We Love To Hate Single Mothers?
By definition a soulmate is a person who is ideally suited to another either as a friend or as a romantic partner. Most people believe you have to be married to or be in a romantic relationship with your soulmate but that is a misconception. People get into relationships for a variety of reasons. The […]Read More The Soulmate Misconception.
Can a man and a woman only ever just be friends? Why not? Does every relationship between a man and a woman have to be defined along sexual stereotypes? Absolutely not. But why is the concept still difficult for a lot of people to accept? Why are friendships between people of the opposite sex viewed […]Read More The Complexities of Platonic Relationships.
In modern relationships people get together for a variety of reasons. Some relationships are based on looks and others are based on convenience but two of the most popular reasons why people get together are either because of money or because of love. Most would argue that love should be the superseding factor when two […]Read More Are Relationships All About Money Or All About Love?
If you ask any married person how their marriage is doing you will hear statements like “we are doing great!” or “we compliment each other” or “we are in a good place”. Few people ever admit to the challenges that marriage brings. Perhaps it is the fear of being seen as a failure or the […]Read More Is Marriage Still Valuable?