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Movies to get us in the mood.

Help us watch movies that are romantic and sensuous with just a little soft porn scenes to get us in the mood. Adult movies tend to be intense and sometimes put us off. The ones that were suggested to us by friends tend to be action movies with a scene thrown in or horror movies. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on May 14, 2014 - 26 answers

Good Nevada brothel for couples?

I'm a straight man, wife is bi. Married over a decade, but have had some fun group sex experiences together in the past. However sexy single females ("unicorns") are hard to come by so we're looking at a Vegas trip for some naughty fun. Need information. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2014 - 1 answer

Intelligent resources about stages of a long-term relationship

I'd like to learn a little bit more about what couples counselors, therapists, and psychologists have written about the stages that long-term relationships go through, what the issues and concerns are in the different stages, and what approaches are helpful in keeping the relationship strong at different stages. The articles I've been able to find on the web are pretty shallow, and seem to assume that the purpose of marriage is to have kids. I'd like to find something that is more appropriate to a couple who got married at 40+ so have already attained (presumably) a certain degree of wisdom, and for whom kids are not in the picture or in the cards. Authors that I have found helpful and intelligent in the past have been Gottman, Sue Johnson (Hold Me Tight), and the author of perennial AskMe favorite The Five Love Languages. I'm specifically interested in the 5-10 year stage, but welcome broader surveys as well.
posted by matildaben on Jan 29, 2014 - 5 answers

What does getting married have to do with Christmas cards?

My partner and I got married a few months ago, and now we are receiving Christmas cards from people who had not sent us any before. Why? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Dec 19, 2013 - 27 answers

Should I pay my boyfriend to do chores around the house?

Should I pay my boyfriend to do chores around the house and work as a “stay at home dad”? As a high earning, divorced mom, I met my current boyfriend, a great and kind person, who I love very much. We mostly have same values but our backgrounds are very different. Would really appreciate some input, as this situation is complex! More details! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2013 - 67 answers

Shipping songs?

I'm looking for songs written from the perspective of someone who is expressing admiration for another couple (in a shipping sort of way). Any suggestions?
posted by ericbop on Nov 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Couple Dilema

How to respond to a self invite for a vacation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2013 - 16 answers

Relationship!: The Game (Probably WON'T Supplant Hungry Hungry Hippos)

What activities/questions/elements would YOU include in a [card and/or board] game meant to serve as part of the "maintenance work" of a romantic relationship? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 12, 2013 - 11 answers

How Does a New Couple Start Having Regular Money Talks?

My main squeeze is moving in! Our finances are starting to be a little more comingled and I'm looking for the best, healthiest way to start having a regular "money check-in" as part of our new life together. He is on board with this. How do we structure the conversation? Is there a sample agenda? Do we make it a date night? Help, please. [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Mar 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Wanted: A Win-Win Winter...

As a competent and responsible couple who will be available for a long-term housesitting or caretaking job (anywhere in the American West, BC or SE Alaska) throughout next winter and beyond, what are the best venues for us to both search for options and advertise our skills and availability? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Whats it really like, an adult relationship... minus the fantasy?

Because I am prone to bouts of idealization and sometimes don't have my feet rooted in reality, I want to hear from those who are happily married or in a committed relationship with someone with whom they plan to build a life with. I have *not one* real life example of a healthy functioning adult relationship, and although I have periods of loneliness, I can't imagine living like any of the people around me do. Are all relationships just people fitting into each others dysfunctions? Are there real ones out there that work, or is that the fantasy ideal that we all chase after and never achieve? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousmoon on Feb 2, 2013 - 18 answers

5 or 6 days around Christmas time. Where to go from Sydney?

My wife and I will get the chance to go away for 5 or 6 days without kids for the first time in a decade at the end of this year. It also happens to be my partners 40th birthday. Where should we go, from Sydney? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jan 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Opposites have attracted. Now what?

How do I reconcile a basic difference between my live-in-partner and myself about recreation? One enjoys something active now and again, the other always wants something passive. What is a happy compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2013 - 32 answers

I AM NOT YOUR OWL

I am tired of being the owl for my friends and family. How do I get them to talk to *each other* instead of *me*? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Sauna time! Except without all the other naked people. Or the sauna.

Tips, ideas and suggestions for an at-home, DIY couple spa night? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Dec 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me and my husband and I get our finances under control.

Help me and my husband and I get our finances under control. We are tired of living paycheque to paycheque and sometimes going over budget with impulse buys and restaurant food. We need to choose a method that works for couples whose income is not always steady, and maybe some software beyond Excel. More snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by fullerenedream on Dec 9, 2012 - 16 answers

I want to decorate with my boyfriend but he'll kind of be ... away

How do I deal with preparing for a life with my boyfriend when I know he’s going to have to spend some time in jail for a DUI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Couples therapy in NYC?

Couples' counceler or therapist in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Sharing vs. Privacy: Showdown

How much should you expect to share in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Oct 16, 2012 - 51 answers

Finding a couples counselor in Houston?

Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
posted by Pwoink on Oct 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Does history repeat itself if the players change?

Moving in with my SO - but worried that I'll end up in the unhappy situation my parents were in. What do you do when you didn't grow up with a positive example of marriage/co-habitation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Badass couples?

Who are some real-life badass couples? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 30, 2012 - 70 answers

We need recommendations for an affordable couples' counselor in NYC.

My husband and I need recommendations for couples' counseling in NYC, Manhattan or Brooklyn, and would love something relatively affordable (under $120/session, if possible). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I express to my partner I'd like him to do thoughtful things for me without making him feel bad.?

How do I express to my partner I'd like him to do thoughtful things for me without making him feel bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

How do I keep therapy from killing us so it can make us stronger?

How can I keep couples therapy from ruining my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 24 answers

Easy breezy couples weekend that doesn't break the bank?

Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

help me help them work it out

Asking for a friend. Marriage counseling in the Arlington/DC area? Recommendations needed... [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you recommend a good relationship counselor in the Bay Area?

Can you recommend a good relationship counselor in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Books in lieu of couples counseling

I'm looking for book recommendations for couples, in lieu of couples therapy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Dealing with differing problem-solving styles.

How do my girlfriend and I deal with differing styles of communication? I'm a wait to talk it out person, and she's a talk it out now person. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Couples therapist Baltimore

I'm looking for a good couples therapist (we are both hetero/mid 30's) in the Baltimore area. Any recommendations?
posted by josher71 on Dec 27, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I invite a friend on vacation without inviting her awful fiancée?

I want to go on a vacation and include my best friend but no one can stand her fiancée and he certainly is not invited. I am definitely going and her feelings are going to be hurt if I don't ask them. How do I invite her without inviting him? [more inside]
posted by robstercraw on Nov 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Can you recommend a good and affordable relationship counselor in the Boston area?

Can you recommend a good and affordable relationship counselor in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

talk therapy requires talk.

My long term (almost 6 years, living together for 3) boyfriend hates hates hates couples therapy. i think it has helped immensely. ugh. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2011 - 37 answers

Couples counseling in NYC

I am just about at my wit's end with my boyfriend. Please recommend a couples counselor in New York (Manhattan, specifically). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 - 2 answers

why can't we be friends?

How can I dialogue with my boyfriend about some of his friends so that I'm a) not creating unnecessary discord and b) able to stay true to myself and my own needs. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Chinese and Indian Interracial dating

Is it really that big a deal for a Chinese and an Indian to be dating/potentially getting married? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Need suggestions for non-electronic fun

(Posting for non-mefites) Couple in their 30’s, happily married 10 years, no children, they have great weekends, great vacations. However, husband comes home tired from work, default evenings are husband/iPad, wife/computer. What are some playing together or parallel play options? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Jul 8, 2011 - 34 answers

To what degree should I hang out with my partner's friends? What about "couple" friends?

In the past, my partner and I have had a casual approach to shared socializing - we have a lot in common intellectually and emotionally, but our work and our hobbies are pretty different. Also, I hate parties and my partner loves them. So we spend time together as a couple a lot, but we see our friends separately and don't usually go to big social events together--although we do go to weddings, holidays, etc as a couple. This has gone on (happily, as far as I knew) for years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 42 answers

In which Zsa Zsa and Grizzly Adams go camping

I love the outdoors! Particularly when viewed from a balcony at the Four Seasons, with a refreshing gin and tonic. The boyfriend thinks Mother Nature wants us to be uncomfortable. Please help resolve our camping conundrum. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on May 17, 2011 - 47 answers

cooking for two!

please throw me your recipes for two people to cook together! we're pretty advanced as far as cooking goes, so the more difficult, the better! a bit more inside. [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Apr 1, 2011 - 22 answers

I got i----ow!

What are some good sports for couples with differing levels of athletic ability? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Mar 13, 2011 - 35 answers

Be prepared...be supportive.

Is it inappropriate to speak to our couples therapist ahead of time to foreshadow a topic I want to discuss in our next session? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Mar 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Help find porn for my wife?

My wife wants me to go and find us some porn to watch together. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Nov 17, 2010 - 35 answers

couples counselling toronto

Could someone recommend a psychologist for couples' counselling in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Nov 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking to tune-up the old marriage jalopy

Looking for a good marriage/couples therpaist in the Toronto area. This a more of a "tune-up" situation, not a "save my marriage!" situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me get what I need from my live-in boyfriend!

My boyfriend and I have been living together officially for about 4 months, and our relationship is only about 8 months old altogether. It's worked out fine for the most part, but now we're moving to a new place and I'm about to reach the end of my rapidly-fraying financial patience rope. (advance apologies for length) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 25 answers

Give us the spice of your life.

Besides having sex, cooking, eating, watching TV and other day to day activities.... what do YOU do with your SO? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Sep 6, 2010 - 48 answers

Is it age difference or just too different?

I'm mid-thirties, my partner is late twenties - I'm having a hard time reconciling our difference in age/experience when planning for the future. [more inside]
posted by socksister on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

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