While discussing your romantic needs and expectations can be difficult, failing to do so can lead to mixed signals and dissatisfaction.
Avoid rushing into a physical relationship without making certain that you’re both willing to accept the joys and consequences of these actions.
Research supported by NIJ and others has identified some of the causes of, and risk factors for, intimate partner violence (often called "domestic violence").
According to the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, focusing your efforts on building a strong emotional foundation can lead to increased satisfaction.
When I meet for the first time with a client who is considering divorce, I can often get a sense of whether the scales are tipped toward staying or leaving from the reason he or she gives for wanting to stay married.