Category: Marriage

Welcome

If you’re like most women, your day’s looked something like this so far:

  • Wake up (too) early
  • Greet the day (and your kids who are already begging for sugary cereal - who gave those kids coffee when you weren’t looking, anyway?)
  • Grab a shower (lock the door! there’s got to be some place you can have a moment alone… even if all the hot water’s already gone)
  • Get dressed (dig, dig, dig through that pile of laundry - there’s a bra in there somewhere!)
  • Off to the races!

Whether you work outside the home, stay home with kids, or have managed to design some other schedule that’s so amazing the rest of us might be jealous, there’s still one thing we’ve got in common…

We are today’s women. We’re doing our best to make life great for ourselves and those around us. We’re making it happen - every day.

So this blog’s for you.

A chance to kick back (even for just a minute or two), to connect, to chuckle, to get some good tips and tricks, and to celebrate being a woman.

And hey, we all know how hard it can be to get your two cents in throughout the day - it’s an amazing thing to be heard.

So, here’s your chance. Sound off, vent, boast, or just ask what you’ve always wanted to know - this is your site, and your few minutes.

Make it a great day!

Advice – Easier to Give Than to Receive

When it comes to love and relationships, there is always plenty of advice to go around. It’s never easy to sort through it all until you find something useful. From love life tips to child rearing, there is no shortage of people willing to chime in for your benefit.

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If you were to be honest with yourself though, would you say that you are guilty of it too? How open are you to accepting advice? Does it leave you a little annoyed when you offer advice that is ignored?

The simple fact is giving advice is really a tricky road to travel. You may have good intentions, but the other person’s feelings could still be hurt. Does that mean that it is better not to give advice? Far from it, but you should be sure that the other person wants more than just a sympathetic ear.

How are you at taking advice, especially the unsolicited sort? When giving advice you should always keep that in mind. Relationships have enough potential pitfalls without someone complicating matters further with unwanted guidance.

The first rule of giving advice is to know the recipient. Whether a family member or a friend, you should truly understand the person. This will keep you from going too far with your counsel.

So how do you handle advice about your boyfriend or husband? Fed up with your mom’s take on his nights out with the guys? Well you can always politely decline any advice given, or try to change the subject. You should know the person well enough to know if their heart is the right place. Remember, just because someone gives you advice, doesn’t mean you have to follow it.

Likewise, don’t go giving advice at the drop of the hat. Not everyone likes unsolicited advice.

How to Make a Marriage Work

Ever wondered how it is that some people are married for what seems like forever and remain happy? While some marriages last about as long as you can say “How’s married life?”

There are no grand secrets to having a happy, and long-lasting marriage, but successful marriages generally have some things in common. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with love. Well, not exactly. Two people can be madly in love and yet their marriage fails miserably.

For marriage to be successful and long lasting calls for commitment, understanding, great communication, trust and keeping the romance alive. These may be given different names or titles but they all mean the same thing. Ok, some persons may disagree, but research has shown that these are some of the factors that are constant in long lasting marriages.

If your marriage and partner means something to you, you will do whatever is necessary to keep them happy. Your commitment to the success of your marriage is important for this to succeed.

Successful couples are those who understand each other. Understanding each other and knowing how to communicate go hand in hand. Ever seen those couples who correspond with just a look – that is communication at work.

Partners must trust each other. Many a marriage has been destroyed because of the lack of trust. Without trust, love cannot strive.

Marriage shouldn’t be the end of romance or dating. As a matter of fact, dating and romance are just as important in order to show that you care for each other. Set aside time for romantic outings.

It is believed that married people live longer and are generally happier than their single peers. This is something to think about as you strive to keep your marriage alive.

So now that you have some simple steps to make your marriage work. Have fun!