"Children alter your life forever. Whether you choose to bear, foster-parent or adopt a child or simply to become an "aunt" to a friend's child, you are linking your life to a youngster, opening your world to hers or his. You will never be the same. How do you go about making such a life-changing decision?"-Merilee Clunis, Ph.D., and G. Dorsey Green, Ph.D., The Lesbian Parenting Book: A Guide to Creating Families and Raising Children
You're of marriageable age and have begun meeting eligible men. And there are so many things to consider before making a life-long commitment to someone! Here are ten questions you must ask any potential suitor while you're deciding whether you want to marry him or not.
1. Why do you want to get married?
If he so much as hints at something as ridiculous as like 'because everybody gets married' or as crass as 'for the free sex,' show him the door!
2. How do you spend your weekends?
Perfume, chocolates, flowers, lingerie -- it's all so done, done, done! This year, come up with a truly unusual Valentine's gift for your partner. And in case you're wracking your brains trying to come up with a few good ideas, here are a few suggestions.
1. A message in a bottle
Yup, you read right, but hold on and let us explain. And in case you're wondering, this one is more for the ladies, because we all know how they just looove romantic gestures!
What you need is:
The bridal season is upon us! So, presenting a style and shopping guide to flaunt your best:
For the women, there is a grand selection to choose from.
If you want to make a hip statement take a look at what designer Tarun Tahiliani has to offer. His collection is known for elegance and ultimate sophistication.
Sabysachi on the other had is full-on traditional from reds and oranges to peacock blue and maroons, his collection taps the rich culture of India to boot.
Shared interests will often cement a relationship, as do shared values and opinions. Some couples seem made for each other – but there's an awful lot of couples that leave you wondering how they got together in the first place.
He votes Republican, she doesn’t vote at all. She loves cats, he's allergic to them. He's a party animal, shed rather stay at home with a good book. You know these couples – they're everywhere. But what does the research say?
Now, Fox News has compiled a list of top 10 cruel things that women do to men and how they play with the guy’s emotions or ego.
10. They don’t pick up the phone
While men feel good as they manage to take the girls’ phone number, the girls often give them a fake number or don’t pick up the call.
9. Use men for free drinks
Three Tips for the Perfect First Date
1. For a first date, the goal is to get to know each other a little. Design the date so you’ll be able to focus on each other. The environment should make it easy to have a conversation. Avoid going to a movie or a loud concert, because that’s a social blockade.
Be it his birthday, Christmas or any other occasion, your boyfriend definitely deserves a gift. A well thought and appropriate gift goes a long way in expressing your love for your boyfriend. Forget the old cliched gifts and look for some creative gifts to surprise your boyfriend. While looking for cool gifts for boyfriends, you must look for something according to his likes and not force him to like something. Remember that gifts are really helpful for expressing your love for your boyfriend. Here are some creative and cool gifts for him.
Cool Gift Ideas for Boyfriends
Romantic relationships happen because of the hopes and dreams a couple has for a happy life together. The relationship will be pleasant and rewarding as long as you are aware of what inspires those hopes and dreams.
This article suggests ways for staying aware of what makes your relationship worthwhile and wonderful.
Nothing is perfect --
Don't expect a perfect relationship. That happens only in fairy tales. Problems will occur. You will get hurt. Being too concerned with the problems will stop you from paying enough attention to what is good in the relationship.
Here are 4 easy steps to discovering how to communicate with your spouse. No matter how long you and your spouse have been together, and no matter how close you consider your relationship, there are common communication issues that surface in every relationship at one point or another.
Here are four important communication issues to address in every relationship to maintain or recharge that aura of happiness and comfort: