Research shows that money is a top source of disagreements among married couples, even those with bigger budgets.In a lot of ways, money equals power, and balancing power is important to harmonious relationships, Meunier says.Would you rather crash and burn or have a slow sizzle that bursts into hot flames over time? She’s going to walk away and find a grownup guy.◊♦◊Guys, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there’s a ‘lid for every pot’, a body type for every guy. Those things are far more important than a Harvard or Yale degree, or whether or not he speaks Mandarin.◊♦◊People in big cities say it’s hard to meet anyone.

Although it may seem simpler to beg for forgiveness instead of getting him on board, unilateral decision making can drive you two apart.

Mothers often parent differently than fathers, but not necessarily better.

Despite the picture-perfect impressions we get from upbeat Facebook posts or boastful holiday letters, even the healthiest marriages aren't 100% free of conflict.

At some point, virtually everyone feels wronged by a romantic partner.

“Withholding sex may make your partner feel less love from you and give you less love in return,” says Dr. And yet, some women see marriage as a starting point for a "husband makeover." This isn't all bad—studies show that married men tend to eat healthier and have fewer problems with drugs and alcohol than single guys—but avoid creating a relationship in which your husband can't be himself.

"When a man feels his home is not his castle, and he can't just be a guy—whether it's walking around in his boxers or letting out a burp—he'll feel like he's been put in a box where he has to act prim and proper all the time," Dr. Sometimes, it's smarter to let the little things slide.

Are they unknowingly putting up guards that turn men off?

Here’s what they said, followed by my thoughts on how they might overcome these dating problems and attract their best relationship.◊♦◊This is a common complaint from women. So guys, please pay attention to more than the boobs and the butt.

Research showsthat wives are more likely to bring up problems for discussion, while husbands are more likely to withdraw at the first sign of an argument.

When this keeps happening, women tend to start conversations on a negative note, which only makes things worse. Navarra recommends sticking to “I-statements,” such as “When (this happens), I feel (frustrated, angry).

This can leave him feeling “less-than,” and nothing triggers resentment faster than inadequacy. What you might think of as harmless complaining to friends and family can actually break your husband’s trust.