Relationship Things Women Want


The one thing we know for sure is that relationships have changed over the years and they continue to change to this day. We also know that relationships are a lot of work.


If you’ve been in a committed relationship for any period of time, you know this better than anyone. Many of us in our twenties and thirties are deciding to get married later in life—if we even get married at all. Many of us in our forties, fifties and sixties, got married at a much earlier age. And a good number of us who did that got married again along the way.


We also know that for a marriage or committed relationship to work we have to work at the relationship. People change over time and if we’re with a partner, we have to change in synch with them. Otherwise we grow apart and the results of that—at least from a relationship standpoint—are usually disastrous.


Another relationship challenge that many women face is with our kids. When they’re young we share a unique bond with them. As they grow older, this bond sometimes changes and so does the mother-child relationship. It’s not all bad, necessarily, but sometimes it’s not all good, either.


Of course many contemporary women are choosing not have babies at all. And despite what men like Rick Santorum might think about that, it’s perfectly okay to make that decision. Some of us prefer adoption and some of us prefer no kids at all. In the end, we get to choose the relationships that we are involved in.


The key to what we want out of our relationships is really therefore up to us. We all have our own specific, particular and personal needs. That’s what this section is all about.


Sometimes there are things that you just feel you can’t share with your spouse, your partner, significant other or your kids. It also might be something that has come up between you and one of your friends. Whatever things your relationship needs this is a great place to get it out there and clear the air. Even if you’re not looking for advice you’ll still feel better for being able to talk about those needs.

Thanks for joining us here. We want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and opinions with us.

The Editor