Here's a collection of stuff we found that is fun and interesting on relationships
Reasons Divorce is Harder on Men Than Women
Research shows that divorced men take a physical beating with increased rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. Why is this? According to relationship experts, here are some reasons that divorce is harder on men than women:
- They Lose Their Sense Of Identity – Guys often wrap their identity in their role of husband. It offers stability. When the relationship falls apart, so does their sense of who they are.
- Their Paternal Instinct Is Challenged – Most men want to be known as good fathers. When guys feel like failures or shameful because of the divorce, they could fade away from the picture.
- They Don't Allow Themselves To Grieve Properly – Since men often bottle up their feelings, all the emotional turmoil wrecks them up inside. Women are so much better about relying on friends for this kind of stuff.
If you think that honeymoons are all getting down with their new spouse, think again. A new survey found that only 28% of honeymoon couples got busy more than once a day. In fact, 6% said they were so tired from the wedding that they never hooked up ONCE on their honeymoon! (Yahoo)
Rules for a Happy Marriage?
Rockers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are married, they have some simple rules for nurturing the relationship.
- Never spend more than two weeks apart.
- No drinking unless they're together.
- No nightclubs or any other hot spots that are “asking for trouble.” (People)
If you’re rich and looking for love, eHarmony wants you. They’re launching a new service in December called eH+ that will give you a “personal counselor” for a year … for $5,000. Here’s how it’s going to break down:
“The counselors will be psychologists or certified marriage counselors and will interview eH+ clients over Skype, or via phone. They’ll then search the site on behalf of the customer. The client must complete a questionnaire, but doesn’t have to bother with filling out or maintaining a profile, making the initial contact with a potential date, or suffering the embarrassment of managing rejections or unanswered queries.”
Personally, we’d rather spend 5 grand taking new people to lavish dinners and maybe a trip, but a counselor could be interesting too. (QZ)