Dad Blog: Things I Wish We Brought to the Hospital for Baby Delivery

Dad Blog: Things I Wish We Brought to the Hospital for Baby Delivery

Having eye masks to wear would have been super helpful I wish we had these so we could get better sleep in the hospital. Nursing class – to help Sarah as needed.

There's nothing more difficult than introducing your kids to a new partner

There's nothing more difficult than introducing your kids to a new partner

But I wanted to be trustworthy during a time of turmoil, so I don't know if I made the right choice or not (more churning).The eventual meeting between the kids and the girlfriend turned out unexpectedly well though.

What Types of Relationships Lead to Marriage?

What Types of Relationships Lead to Marriage?

note that couples classified in socially involved commitments report higher levels of satisfaction than couples in dramatic and conflict-ridden commitments. And while couples in socially involved commitments reported the highest levels of friendship-based love, individuals in partner-focused commitments reported the highest degree of relationship satisfaction.

Whooping cough: Pregnant woman bans MIL from visiting newborn

Whooping cough: Pregnant woman bans MIL from visiting newborn

A pregnant first-time mum has banned her mother-in-law from visiting her future grandson because she refuses to get the whooping cough vaccine. The text messages showed the woman's fiancé sharing links with his mother about the whooping cough vaccine and how it protects vulnerable newborns.

Your Sexuality: Don't Fix It If It Isn't Broken

Your Sexuality: Don't Fix It If It Isn't Broken

Like women, men are confronted with social pressures about their sexuality. Just as I sympathize with women about their besieged sexual bodies, I sympathize with men as well. The media work hard to persuade us that we must fix our sexual bodies, and every week shows us exactly how.

'My mother-in-law has been feeding my baby behind my back'

'My mother-in-law has been feeding my baby behind my back'

The current guidelines say no solids before six months because of the ways babies' stomachs digest." Another pointed out it's not just about following guidelines, but it can be a sentimental thing for many parents: "I’d be furious.

4 Relationship Mistakes Busy People Make

4 Relationship Mistakes Busy People Make

Solution: If you find yourself irritated with your partner ("Why do they keep interrupting me?") it might be that you've been ignoring their requests for attention and they've escalated into annoying behaviors.

Are Cheaters Hypocrites?

Are Cheaters Hypocrites?

As certain personality styles, like narcissism and psychopathy, are thought to be characterized by an inflated view of oneself, egocentrism, and lack of empathy for the impact of one’s bad behavior on others, it was hypothesized that high narcissism and psychopathy would result in greater self-serving bias and greater sexual hypocrisy.

Staying Close: How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship

Staying Close: How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship

Job opportunities, educational aspirations, and family responsibilities often separate couples for extended periods of time, relegating their communication to long distance methods of maintaining relational quality and intimacy.

Morena Baccarin on Whether She Wants More Kids With Ben McKenzie

Morena Baccarin on Whether She Wants More Kids With Ben McKenzie

Morena Baccarin and her husband, Ben McKenzie , welcomed their 3-year-old daughter, Frances, in 2016, and now the Flash actress has opened up about whether they want more kids together.

Senator Larissa Waters tackling the 'hideous amount' of women being killed

Senator Larissa Waters tackling the 'hideous amount' of women being killed

Credit - Australian Parliament via Storyful 29536 Australian Greens Senator Larissa Waters breastfed her baby daughter, Alia, while moving a motion in the Senate on Thursday, June 22. Credit: Australian Parliament via Storyful Feeding her 11 week old, was both remarkably significant and non-significant, Senator Waters explains to whimn.com.au .

Why Authenticity Is the Best Dating Strategy

Why Authenticity Is the Best Dating Strategy

The article is called “Be Yourself: Authenticity as a Long-term Mating Strategy.” Authenticity in relationships consists of two dimensions: Taking risks for intimacy that might make you vulnerable to rejection for expressing your true feelings, and the unacceptability of deception which requires honesty even if the truth might upset others.

Defensiveness: An Enemy of Growth and Good Relationships

Defensiveness: An Enemy of Growth and Good Relationships

Takeaway #1 It’s natural to get defensive when your positive self-image is threatened by a complaint or criticism—but your defensiveness may not serve you, your partner, and your relationship.

6 experiences every parent has when planning a date night

6 experiences every parent has when planning a date night

where once you would spontaneously decide to take off for the weekend and go out to dinner multiple times a week, now just leaving the house turns into a mission. Toddler smearing banana down your dress and through your hair before you leave the house?

Sex tips to help new parents get back in the sack

Sex tips to help new parents get back in the sack

Image: Universal Explore that quality time together As a new parent, you are no stranger to sleep deprivation and feeling worn out. Quality time spent together is so important to maintain as new parents.

'I don’t want to have my breast removed until I breastfeed my baby'

'I don’t want to have my breast removed until I breastfeed my baby'

Image: Supplied As the daughter of someone who was taken by breast cancer, and a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, there was no way Eloise could imagine running the risk of watching her own child experience that same immense fear.

Why Do We Trigger Each Other in Relationships?

Why Do We Trigger Each Other in Relationships?

Our Critical Inner Voice When we feel triggered by our partner, several things may be going on. You don’t care about me.” This heightened response is much more likely to provoke our partner (as well as their own critical inner voice), and thus begins a cycle of one person triggering the other, and nothing getting resolved.

Teaching Children about Affirmative Consent

Teaching Children about Affirmative Consent

There is evidence that teaching high school and college students to be active bystanders – meaning that they step up, speak up and intervene – can prevent sexual assault.

The best stay-at-home dates for sleep-deprived parents who can't go out

The best stay-at-home dates for sleep-deprived parents who can't go out

Are you and your partner in need of a date night without the kids but have no luck locking in a babysitter? Image: iStock Couple’s game night For some couples, strip poker might be fun when you get some alone time.

How Eye Contact Prepares the Brain to Connect

How Eye Contact Prepares the Brain to Connect

Previous work has already shown that eye contact activates the social brain, the neural regions that orchestrate our responses to other people. When eye blinks are synchronized, he added, “it reflects shared attention between participants.” The team measured participants’ brains at rest, while they looked at a blank screen.

Can Infidelity Support Marriage and Increase Happiness?

Can Infidelity Support Marriage and Increase Happiness?

In this survey group, looking to bridge the sexual gaps in one’s marriage worked better for increasing life satisfaction than trying to meet emotional needs with an outside partner.

What Does It Take to Teach #MeToo to Boys?

What Does It Take to Teach #MeToo to Boys?

The Advantages of Speaking to Younger Boys Long before boys are teenagers who might become involved in risky behaviors or parents need worry about their sons acting inappropriately with a young lady at a party or in a parked car, for example, parents can instill vital principles.

Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks parental leave to 'show up' for Serena Williams and Olympia

Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks parental leave to 'show up' for Serena Williams and Olympia

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks parental leave to 'show up' for Serena Williams and Olympia The Reddit co-founder and Serena Williams welcomed their first daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sep. 1, 2017 Post to Facebook Sent!

4 Communication Skills Every Couple Needs

4 Communication Skills Every Couple Needs

When your partner makes a valid point during conversations, it's important to acknowledge the legitimacy of their argument, including when their point is about a flaw or weakness you have.

Oxytocin: More Than Just a "Love Hormone"

Oxytocin: More Than Just a "Love Hormone"

There was no equivalent effect of oxytocin on the female volunteers, but oxytocin did increase women’s interest in long-term relationships with faithful men. In short, oxytocin didn’t simply turn men and women lovey-dovey; instead, it promoted the pre-existing sex differences in men's and women’s preferences for faithful and unfaithful partners.

Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

One variant of this approach involves family skills training in methods shown to work for individuals with BPD in traditional therapy, but there are no empirical studies demonstrating its effectiveness.

'Buying an alarm clock saved my sex life - but not how you think'

'Buying an alarm clock saved my sex life - but not how you think'

Now, since returning to work, I raced out the door to guiltily read email on my commute, wired myself to my computer all day, followed by childcare pick-ups, scoffing dinner, wrangling my toddler into his bath, bottle and bed routine and then retreating into mind-numbing social scrolling until way past my own bedtime.

'I caught my fiance's friends making fun of my weight'

'I caught my fiance's friends making fun of my weight'

"I must crush him when we have sex" "As I clicked on the home screen, notifications from his group chat popped up- calling me a whale, saying I must crush DP (darling partner) when we have sex, and that they can't believe he'd go out with me- must be ashamed, etc," wrote the woman in her post.

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

A cost-of-loss stand that shows your Beloved what life will be like without you can be the most powerful step to take when your relationship is draining, painful, and unfulfilling. Warning : Do not take a Cost-of-Loss-Stand if you are in a potentially violent or physically abusive relationship.

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

When problematic issues arise in the earliest stages of the relationship and are not addressed, there may be an unspoken assumption that whatever has happened is acceptable to both members of the couple.

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