Seven secrets of a healthy dating relationship
If you're celebrating your golden wedding anniversary, remember that even though it may feel you and your partner are one person, you still need to say, "I love you" and show your appreciation. She brings over 35 years of experience to her roles in family therapy, couples counseling, group therapy and anger-management classes.
The latest figures showed that women have 7.7 partners during their lifetime, with 20 per cent having more than ten.
As a marriage and family therapist, the advice I give to all my patients is this: Give someone the focus they deserve. Consciously choose to actively show appreciation—finding things to appreciate in your partner to enhance the good feelings between you. Spending time alone doing your own thing, shows mutual respects, not relationship strain. Don't have a typical "date night." Instead of dinner and a movie, take a class together or go on a day trip somewhere.
Whether you've been with the same person for 30 years or you're finding new love half a century into your life, it's always the right time to brush up on your relationship skills or learn new ones.
Maybe things have gotten stagnant with your spouse, or maybe you've found that dating has changed since you last tried it.
It's never too late to learn these seven secrets to a successful relationship after fifty. Open your heart fearlessly To be successful in a relationship, you can't be afraid to be yourself and share yourself. Honesty about who you are, what you believe, how you feel, and what you want.
Total commitment to reality and honesty supports the integrity of a relationship.