"I thought I was prepared for the death of someone I’d loved for more than half a century. I wasn’t."
It's never too late for a sick significant other to self-isolate to reduce your risk of a coronavirus infection.
Whether you're the emotional laboring spouse or the slacker, marriage therapists have some tips for you.
People expect you to be emotional at the beginning of grief. Now is the time to share, because two years from now they won't be so willing to listen.
Sometime after the death of your spouse, you will think about dating, especially if you liked being married. This may be in a month; it may be in five years. Whenever you start, you'll probably feel guilty, like you're cheating on your wife, husband, or partner.
Being a blended family is tough work. You don't just have to figure out how to make life inside your home work, you also have to figure out a way to make life between two or more homes work.
Let's be clear. There's never a good excuse for engaging in an affair with someone who is married. But it does happen. And at the end of the day, women who become mistresses or "the other woman" are our daughters, sisters, aunts, mothers, wives, and neighbors. They are women within our communities.
Listening makes the other person feel important and respected.
Starting or running a successful business takes a certain type of person: strong, determined, unfazed by pressure, and, generally, unable to stop until the task at hand is completed.
Remember to have no expectations, judgments, or worries. Just relax and enjoy the one you love.
New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems later in life.
It can feel like your world is falling apart.
Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.
If you're one of the many who don't like any presidential nominee this election cycle, don't waste your energy trying to decide whether to vote or not to vote, focus your thinking on which nominee's spouse you could tolerate in the White House.
Goodbye, shaved legs.
April 14 is National Ex Spouse Day. Who knew! I didn't, and now that I'm enlightened I want to positively celebrate my ex. Sounds crazy, huh? You probably think I'm a lunatic to do this given all I've written about recovering from divorce, being a divorced entrepreneur, a single dad, etc.
Knowing that part of Evelyn is still alive and walking around in four women brings me a great deal of comfort, as does the thought that I might meet them one day.
Before my husband retired, I worried about what would happen after 40 years of high-intensity medical practice at a relentless pace. But he longed for retirement. He'd been on the front lines, as he called it, for over 40 years, and he was exhausted.
Live and let live. Let each person take responsibility for his or her behavior. Each person should do his best to improve himself, not the other.