Even though there are always going to be problems in a relationship, Sherman says you both can do things to minimize marriage problems, if not avoid them altogether. Thinking your mate will meet all your needs -- and will be able to figure them out without your asking -- is a Hollywood fantasy. Next, use humor -- learn to let things go and enjoy one another more.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that eating lots of carbs, drinking alcohol, being unemployed, and possibly smoking would be a recipe for poor health.
But in its most recent Global Health Index, Bloomberg just revealed that the Italians—even with their struggling economy, relatively high tobacco use, and low spending on healthcare—are in fact the healthiest citizens on earth.
Mary Jo Fay, author of Please Dear, Not Tonight, says a lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems.
But having sex is one of the last things you should give up, Fay says.
There’s a reason Italy has an obesity rate more than 5 points lower than nearby Great Britain.
And no, this does not mean you should start chomping on pizza every night.
Many do this by reading self-help books and articles, attending seminars, going to counseling, observing other successful couples, or simply using trial and error.
All relationship problems stem from poor communication, according to Elaine Fantle Shimberg, author of Blending Families.
It's the rare couple that doesn't run into a few bumps in the road.
If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them.
She suggested these five lifestyle changes to make for you to be number one while your fellow countrymen dilly-dally all the way down in 34th place.