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Why Dating Your Spouse is Important Once You’ve Had Kids

When you have children, especially little ones, life is busy. You’re tired, and there are a lot of different demands on your time. One of the things that can easily get forgotten about, or not given as much care as it might have before, is time with your spouse. When you’re feeling exhausted as a result of having young children around, then as much joy as they give to you, something usually has to give. However, making your spouse or partner a priority really is important. Dating your partner or...
Tags: Marriage, Relationships, Jazz, Dating Your Spouse

"Now there’s a lot of fuss being made over it, but there wasn’t initially. The most feedback that I got was that I had gone too far and was exposing too much of myself."

"I couldn’t tell what I had created, really. The initial response I got was critical, mostly from the male singer-songwriters. It was kind of like Dylan going electric. They were afraid. Is this contagious? Do we all have to get this honest now? That’s what the boys were telling me. 'Save something of yourself, Joni. Nobody’s ever gonna cover these songs. They’re too personal.'"From "Joni Mitchell opens up to Cameron Crowe about singing again, lost loves and 50 years of ‘Blue’" (L.A. Times). Muc...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Joni Mitchell, Cameron Crowe, Dylan, Graham Nash, Ann Althouse, Joni Nobody, Cary Carey

My sex life has dropped off. Is my marriage at risk?

How often you have sex is not what counts, what really matters is the attention that you pay to each otherThe question I have been with my husband for 10 years. We have two children and are very happy and enjoy being together. But one area does bother me: our sex life has dwindled, particularly since we had children. We used to have sex daily and it was great. But, as time went on and our children arrived, I find that we’re just too tired to have sex as often.Our first child was born prematurely...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Life and style

"Do you think I control the laws of thermodynamics?!"

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Tags: Law, Relationships, Ann Althouse

Blind date: ‘He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots’

David, 24, civil servant, meets Alex, 24, PR account executiveWhat were you hoping for?To meet someone new and enjoy a few drinks. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, David, Alex

Ukrainian couple break up after being handcuffed together for 123 days – video report

The couple, from the eastern city of Kharkiv, decided to handcuff themselves together on Valentine’s Day in a last-ditch attempt to break the cycle of breaking up and making up.After 123 days handcuffed together to save their on-again, off-again relationship, Ukrainians Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova shed their bonds on national TV, saying the experiment had brought home uncomfortable truthsUkraine’s inseparable couple ditch handcuffs and go separate ways Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Relationships, World news, Ukraine, Kharkiv, Alexandr Kudlay, Viktoria Pustovitova

Linen condoms and bed curtains: tour exposes history of sex in Scotland

National Trust for Scotland presents exploration of intimacy from 17th to 20th centuryThe chafing doesn’t bear thinking about. A replica linen condom secured with a dainty blue ribbon is one of the more wince-inducing props for a new exploration of the history of sex and intimate lives in Scotland.The other material used to fashion prophylactics in the 17th century was animal gut, which was dried then rehydrated at the crucial moment. The Edinburgh-born diarist James Boswell writes about dipping...
Tags: Health, Law, Sex, Scotland, Relationships, Life and style, Society, UK News, Poverty, Culture, Social exclusion, LGBT rights, Contraception and family planning, Edinburgh, Sex trade, National Trust

Chinese academic suspended for advocating polygamy

Bao Yinan from East China University of Political Science and Law accused over WeChat statementsA Chinese academic has been suspended by his university after he advocated polygamy on his personal WeChat account, sparking a new discussion around China’s evolving attitudes towards sex.Bao Yinan, a legal researcher at the prestigious East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, was accused by his employer of “making wrong statements”. The university has now suspended all his tea...
Tags: Relationships, China, Censorship, Life and style, World news, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Freedom Of Speech, Bao Yinan, East China University of Political Science and Law

4 Important Lessons You Can Learn From Failed Relationships

Breakups are one of the worse things you’ll experience in life. Some people may experience it only once before finding the right partner, while others have to experience it multiple times before finally getting their happy ending. The moment you decide to enter the world of relationships, you need to understand that some relationships aren’t meant to last forever.    There are moments when life allows you to meet and date the wrong people. Thus, you may then quickly label your failed re...
Tags: Fashion, Relationships, Relationship, Relationship Advice, Relationships & Marriage, Relationship Advice For Women

Jim Kouzes On How Leaders Without Titles Can Make A Difference

Next month marks the 10th year that I’ve been doing my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, something that I started as an excuse to talk with some fascinating people about leadership and which has since become one of the most popular leadership podcasts out there. Although I didn’t make any plans ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Leadership, Relationships, Values, Change, Community, Vision, Recent Posts, Credibility, Jim Kouzes, Leadership Biz Cafe

How romantic love is like addiction

Many writers have commented on the addictive qualities of love. Science agrees. The reward system of the brain reacts similarly to both love and drugsSomeday, it might be possible to treat "love addiction."Since people started writing, they've written about love. The oldest love poem known dates back to the 21st century BCE. For most of that time, writers also apparently have been of two (or more) minds about it, announcing that love can be painful, impossible to quit, or even addictive — whi...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Brain, Innovation, Addiction, Broadway Love, Philosophy Psychiatry Psychology

The sexual assault of sleeping women: the hidden, horrifying rape crisis in Britain’s bedrooms

A recent survey suggested a shockingly high proportion of women have been sexually assaulted by a partner as they slept. Now more and more are speaking outNiamh Ní Dhomhnaill had been with her partner for almost a year when she discovered that he’d been raping her while she slept. At the time, she was 25, and a language teacher in a Dublin secondary school. Her partner, Magnus Meyer Hustveit, was Norwegian. The couple had moved in together within a few months of meeting, but things were tense. I...
Tags: Crime, Marriage, Law, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Men, Dublin, Magnus Meyer Hustveit, Rape and sexual assault, Ní Dhomhnaill, Hustveit

How we met: ‘He bought me a toothbrush to keep at his flat – and I panicked’

Helen, 47, and Ray, 49, met in 1999 when she interviewed his band for a magazine. They got together in 2001 and now live in Staffordshire with their two sonsHelen landed her dream job at the end of the 1990s, working as a writer for Total Guitar magazine. She was living in Bath, travelling across the country for gigs whenever she got the chance. In May 1999, she went to Reading to interview the band Witness, who were supporting Hurricane #1, and met the lead guitarist, Ray. “The band were so fri...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Bristol, Staffordshire, Ray, Helen, Total Guitar

‘It was so nasty. He laughed in my face’: How to love and trust again after a big romantic betrayal

When a long-term partner cheats on you it can be devastating, but it is possible to move on in time. Here, experts and Guardian readers explain how best to rebuild your lifeSarah and her husband were anchored in a remote harbour – more than a year into their round-the-world sailing voyage, and decades into their relationship – when she read a message on his tablet that made her collapse to the floor of their boat. It was from a man on a gay pornography website. Others like it revealed six years ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Life and style, Sarah, Dante, Inferno Dante, Avishai Margalit

The science of sex, love, attraction, and obsession

How love makes us feel can only be defined on an individual basis, but what it does to the body, specifically the brain, is now less abstract thanks to science.One of the problems with early-stage attraction, according to anthropologist Helen Fisher, is that it activates parts of the brain that are linked to drive, craving, obsession, and motivation, while other regions that deal with decision-making shut down. Dr. Fisher, professor Ted Fischer, and psychiatrist Gail Saltz explain the different...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Love, Trust, Neuroscience, Brain, Sociology, Innovation, Fisher, Helen Fisher, Gail Saltz, Ted Fischer

Farewell Mariella: ‘I wanted to say thanks’

After almost 20 years, our much-loved agony aunt is signing off. Here, our readers reveal how she’s helped themDear Mariella, I just wanted to let you know that not long after your column started I wrote to you. I was in utter despair as my husband had left and I think I was having a breakdown. I thought at the time your reply was quite harsh. However, you were right, I did need to get a grip and concentrate on my children. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Mariella

Blind date: ‘She said I could be Justin Trudeau’s younger brother’

Luca, 24, medical librarian, meets Charlie, 26, executive assistantWhat were you hoping for?I moved to London during lockdown so was looking to meet new people and have a fun night out. (Maybe also secretly looking for “the one”.) Continue reading...
Tags: London, Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Justin Trudeau, Charlie, Luca

Never Alone, Never Again – You Decide

You don’t have to do life alone. But some of you choose to. I cannot imagine why. Oh, I know…you have many relationships; you know lots of people. You have Facebook friends and Twitter peeps. You know some guys in the softball league or some gals at the monthly business leaders luncheon. You trade contacts and share ideas. You talk about the weather, the kids, the job, and the economy. But are you known? To be known is to place the heart-level truth about yourself into the hands of another pe...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Relationships, Inspiration, Conversation, Personal Development, Connection, Building Relationships, Known, Human Connection, Be Known

How we met: ‘I’d had girlfriends. Being gay hadn’t crossed my mind’

Mark, 71, and Andrew, 73, met at university in Scotland and have been together for almost 50 years. They live in LondonMark was deeply unhappy when he started at St Andrews University in Scotland in 1967. He had grown up feeling conflicted about his sexuality, and though sex between two men had been decriminalised in England and Wales that summer, it remained illegal in the rest of the UK, and attitudes towards gay people remained extremely hostile. “Sex education taught me that my feelings were...
Tags: UK, England, London, Wales, Scotland, Relationships, Virginia, US, Life and style, Society, Dating, Edinburgh University, LGBT rights, Edinburgh, Aids and HIV, Mark

Gleefully single seniors: ‘If I wanted to feel complete, it had to come from within’

Far from being isolating, for some older Australians single life has major benefits – from a closer attachment to friends and community, to the joy of doing things on your own termsBeing “self-partnered” is not just for those in their 20s or 30s, but for some seniors too.Although being alone in the later years of one’s life often comes with a stigma of loneliness attached, some people just prefer living life on their own terms – whether it means not having to share the bed, or eat dinner on anyo...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Life and style, Ageing, Australian lifestyle

"This is one of those where I read the title and went 'I can't imagine how you could not be the asshole' and then read the post and went '....oh.' "

"NTA. I am not normally a scene-making person, but this is the kind of thing that making a scene is for. I am not normally one for publicly shaming someone but this is what public shame is for. Sometimes someone's behavior is so far beyond the pale that the kindest and most righteous act for everyone else involved is to make a goddamn scene."Top-voted comment at "AITA for telling my SIL no [one] cares that she’s pregnant" at the subreddit "Am I the Asshole?" [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alt...
Tags: Top, Law, Relationships, Pregnancy, Assholes, Shame, NTA, Ann Althouse, Aita

The new summer of love: ‘People are desperate to have sex – it’s been a long year’

Whether single, curious or just plain horny, many people are planning to make the most of life after lockdowns. Are we ready to get up close and personal?The past year has changed 35-year-old Georgie’s outlook on dating. Several disappointing socially distanced dates and limp text exchanges meant she stopped using dating apps at the beginning of 2021. And now her parents have been vaccinated, she feels confident about returning to physical dates, “but not to the apps”, she says. “As things open ...
Tags: Apps, Technology, Sex, Relationships, Life and style, Society, Dating, Manchester, Young People, Liam, Georgie, Coronavirus

Blind date: ‘We had to abandon our main courses and seek shelter’

Chris, 35, civil servant, meets Greg, 30, fashion PR editorWhat were you hoping for?Nice food and good conversation. It was my first meal out in 2021, so I was quite excited. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Chris, Greg

How important are household chores for kids?

Some people believe that chores are unnecessary; kids should be kids! Other people believe that chores are absolutely essential to building a responsible adult. The truth is that chores are important, but how they are presented is just as important. 1. Chores Help Children Learn Responsibility and Self-Reliance A chore isn’t a punishment. A chore is, in some ways, a privilege. Cleaning a room shows pride and responsibility and is a way to display someone’s gratitude for what they have. Childre...
Tags: Productivity, Relationships, Goals, Home Organization, Clutter, GTD, Life Management, Great Way, Chores Help Children Learn Responsibility

I’m 24 and my life was pretty sorted out, until I fell deeply in love with a man of 51 | Leading questions

Staying with this man will mean bracing for uncomfortable questions, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But it’s what you feel, not what others think, that really mattersI am a 24-year-old lawyer. I like to think that my life is pretty sorted out but nine months ago, I fell deeply in love with a man of 51. This is hugely surprising to me – but it’s the most amazing relationship I could have imagined. He’s sensitive, kind, funny, generous and in my eyes, very good looking. The problem ...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Australian lifestyle, Eleanor Gordon Smith

Are You Still Able To Make A Difference Through Your Leadership?

As a leader, one of the things expected of you is to be able to make that critical decision of whether to continue to pursue an initiative, or whether to cut your losses and move on to something else. While this skill is key to your ability to succeed at ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Leadership, Relationships, Teamwork, Change, Purpose, Recent Posts, Leadership Biz Cafe

Falsely accused? Stay calm, because anger makes you look guilty

A new study conducted various experiments to explore the relationship between anger and judgments of guilt.The results suggest that when an accused person becomes angry, perceivers are more likely to view that person as guilty, even though the accused might be innocent.Paradoxically, the study also found that people who are falsely accused generally become angrier than people who are rightfully accused.Imagine your neighbor accuses you of stealing something. You didn't. But your neighbor doesn...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Innovation, Emotions, Smith, Justice System, Andrew Smith, Nathan

How we met: ‘I mistakenly drank his contact lenses’

Hannah and Nav, both 34, met at university in 2005. After an awkward start they became a couple and now live together in St Albans with their two childrenThe first photograph of Hannah and Nav was taken in freshers’ week, when they started at Cambridge University in 2005. “We must have been introduced then but neither of us can remember it,” says Hannah. “That whole week was a bit of a blur.” She does remember seeing him around campus. “He had grey contact lenses, which looked striking on an Ind...
Tags: Facebook, Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Dublin, Cambridge University, St Albans, HANNAH, NAV

Lesson Learned: Play well with others

In this industry, collaborating with others instead of doing everything on your own pays off. Find out how Douglas Elliman's Jay Phillip Parker learned that real estate works best when it’s collaborative and cooperative.
Tags: Relationships, Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Collaboration, Agent, Columns, Douglas Elliman, Brokerage, Select, Cooperative, Lesson Learned, Jay Phillip Parker

I can’t find a partner. How can I learn to love my single life?

We don’t have to live like swans, mating for life with one partner, says Mariella Frostrup. And be of good heart, someone nice may come alongThe dilemma I am a 48-year-old single woman with a full and independent life. I’m close to my family and have a 15-year-old daughter. I have a good group of friends and several hobbies. I’ve had struggles with mental health in the past, but am doing better now than ever.I’d also love to be in a relationship, but it’s something I’m just not able to find succ...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Mariella Frostrup