sex and marriage

This is the message for our children: Giving to others help those around you but helps you even more. Give your children an identity that is meaningful, useful and one that you as a parent can be proud of.
My husband and I are about to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary, and we haven't had sex in a year. You read that right: A year.
"Meet at a hotel bar for a few drinks. Connect without distraction and verbalize what you loved about each other in the beginning. Reclaim the glue that held you together at some point in time."
I had been married for nearly three years when I stopped wanting to "get busy" with the man to whom I'd pledged my life.
Sometimes you might love to gaze into your partner's eyes. But there are going to be moments when the distraction of focusing on the other person takes away from the intensity of the experience for you.
Stop focusing on what you don't have and start developing what you do have. Your sacrifice is only meaningful if you use it as a springboard to positive actions that keep you on track. The more love you give, the more you'll receive.
From day one, think TEAM. Remember that a team sees the problem as the enemy, whereas struggling couples see each other as the enemy.
Every so often -- be it on date night, or at an event such as a wedding we attend alone -- we rediscover each other, laugh a lot about the insanity of it all, and connect once again.
There is no time. Or, when there is time, your back is killing you from being a Baby Sherpa or child wrangler. Sex? Let's fill the tub with hot water for a good soak and then we can talk about it. Except, oops, no, you're asleep.
The experiment ended after just 12 days when the wife became increasingly hostile at her husband for everything he said or
Lasting, true love is not about being swept off your feet. Sometimes love is just sweeping the kitchen and being grateful that there is a kitchen and a partner who is contractually obligated to share it with you forever.
We've reported many first-hand accounts from successfully married couples who tell us how important the human touch is to
The Better Sleep Council reports that 79 percent of women would rather get a good night's sleep than have sex. Why is this? One reason may be that it's not so much that women are looking to avoid intimacy, they're just not seeing it as valuable as sleep.
Her secret is more simple than that, but she fears it could spell the end of her marriage.
The real answer is to "parent" yourself. It does sound a bit poetic and it's meant to be vague because it means various things to different people. But the intention is always the same: feed yourself the messages you should've heard as a child.
Juliet Jeske, a comedian, talks with Marc about how she didn't find out her husband was gay until they were married.
Caresse Dionne Spencer, a writer at AllIsVanity.net, joins HuffPost Live to discuss why she is waiting until marriage to have sex.
Feeling safe in a relationship is a process, and couples will need to develop tools and ways of communicating, much of which is non-verbal, to return to the secure feelings once the inevitable flare ups occur.