Commitment and monogamy

  • When your Spouse and you Disagree on How to Raise Children

    No two individuals are exactly alike in personality and as parents too, there are bound to be differences. One may be a bit quicker to scold or to forgive. One may be more sensitive to appearances and propriety, while the other may focus on results. Problems though arise when parenting styles differ to the extent that the child starts receiving confused signals as to what he/she should and shouldn’t do, all of which is likely to lead to behavioral problems. So if you and your spouse often disagree on how to raise children, here are a few tips on finding a middle path.

  • Ways to Convince your Wife to Stay

    No marriage is entirely without its ups and downs. But when the low phases go on for too long or a seemingly more attractive prospect is on the horizon, then leaving home is often considered the easiest way out. And yet if there are a million good reasons for divorce, there are equally numerous reasons for giving your marriage another chance. So if your wife is on the verge of leaving you, here are a few steps which can help you to convince her to stay.

  • Having Kids Without Getting Married

    There were times when getting pregnant meant that you had to get married, whether you were ready for it or not. Thankfully there are far more options available for parents-to-be now. If abortion and adoption are not an option, you can go ahead and have the baby, without feeling that you need to get married to do the right thing by your partner or your child.

  • When your Husband's Friends are a Bad Influence

    When you take a person as your spouse, he/she rarely comes alone and instead brings a whole network of social relationships into your marriage. While you may have mentally prepared yourself to get along with your spouse’s parents, friends may be an entirely different ballgame. A group of guys especially can be up to little good and sometimes can even act as a negative influence on your husband. If you feel that your marriage is being threatened by your husband’s friends, here are a few ways to deal with the situation.

  • When your Husband's Friend Makes an Advance at You

    When two people get married, it not only involves a merging of two individuals but also that of two social and family circles. Unfortunately this interaction is not always smooth. While not getting on with a partner’s family or friends is more common, sometimes the other extreme is also dangerous – when a partner’s friend hits on you. So if you have been lately feeling uncomfortable around your husband’s friend and he has explicitly made an advance at you, here are a few ways you can deal with the situation.

  • When your Partner Loves the Dog More Than You

    Canine companions of humans have long been considered one of the truest friends that mankind could possibly have. In recent times though there has been a surge of obsession with pet dogs to the extent that pet handlers have to remind the owners that they are animals and should not be indulged on the same level as human partners. This phenomenon may owe to the disintegrating family structures in modern societies and increasing physical isolation among human beings but whatever the cause, so much is clear that love for pet dogs often takes an extreme form.

  • If you Have Never Been in a Relationship

    For all their promise of instant gratification, contemporary consumerist ideals very often only end up increasing the anxiety of people in society – you are somehow less than perfect not only if you do not have the latest cell phone, sports car, a seven-figure paycheck but also if you have don’t possess flawless skin or have never been in a relationship. The last often lies at the source of many an unhappy single and if you fall in this group too, here are a few things worth keeping in mind.

  • When your Partner Wants an Abortion But you Don't

    A pregnancy is a life-changing experience at the best of times but when a couple does not feel the same way about the arrival of a baby, it can bring unhappy complications. Sometimes being unprepared for such a major change can lead one to think of in extremes - like an abortion. If this is the case with your partner, while you would like to consider other alternatives, here are a few ways to go about it.

  • Can you Choose the Gender of your Baby?

    From the moment a couple find out that a baby is on the way, guessing the gender becomes a favorite pastime – so much so that mum-to-be often begins to think of everything in terms of pink for a girl and blue for a boy. But what if one could choose the gender of a baby and decide whether to have a girl or a boy. Indeed there are many couples out there who would like such a choice for social, cultural or personal reasons like balancing out a family. But is it at all possible and can you really choose the gender of your baby?

  • The 32-year-old Woman Who has Given Birth to 16 Kids

    India’s population is projected to overtake China – currently the most populous country in the world – by 2030 and while the Indian government spends billions of dollars every year on family planning campaigns, the message appears to reach few in the rural corners of the country. This was amply demonstrated by a media report1 of a woman who became a mother for the sixteenth time in her seventeen years of married life.

  • How to Tell if a Man Will be a Good Father

    While any healthy adult male is biologically equipped to procreate, being a good father is a whole different ballgame. Even though men have been spared the physiological responsibility of bearing and giving birth to children, there are many ways that a good dad is essential to bringing up well-adjusted kids. So if you often find yourself looking at your boyfriend and wondering about his parenting potential, here are a few ways to tell if he will be a good father.

  • When your Spouse Has a Terminal illness

    When you vow take your spouse “for richer or poorer”, “in sickness or health” and “till death do us apart” during your wedding ceremony, the words seem little more than an inspiring note to begin your married life with. It is only when an ugly reality like a life-threatening disease breaks in the ordinariness of married life that the vows are actually put to test. So if your spouse had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • How to Know if a Man Will Leave His Wife for You?

    Human hearts being what they are, love does not take heed of something as mundane as a wedding ring. However if you have been in a relationship with a married man, chances are that you passed countless restless nights, agonizing over the chances of him staying with his wife or coming away with you. If this has been going on quite a while, here are a few points to help you decide whether or not a man will ever leave his wife for you.

  • Do Married Men Live Longer?

    The equation between marriage, love and happiness has never more complex than what with the framework of entire social institutions changing rapidly. Many people now find love without getting married while many marriages turn loveless and hostile as divorce rates soar. Single parenting is increasingly becoming common, and society is now more comfortable with various patterns of cohabitation. In such a context, what are the chances that married men live longer?

  • Signs He Wants a Relationship

    There are all kinds of reasons why a man may want to go out with you – because he finds you attractive enough for a casual date, because he is keen to know you better or simply because he has nothing better to do on a Saturday night. One of the most disconcerting situations for a woman is when she is kept guessing as to the real intentions of her partner. So here are some common signs in a date to tell you that he wants a relationship.