Question: My wife feels fat and disgusting and won't have sex again until she feels good about herself. Won't exercise or stop snacking though. All she has is a little belly but feels her whole body is gross. Answer: When your partner is in [...]
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How do you find the time in a busy life for sex and intimacy? In Episode 11 of the Busy to Balanced Podcast, I share some of the detractors of and solutions to intimacy issues in many relationships. We dive into topics such as: How to become confident in [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if you and your partner just got along all the time? Great fantasy! The reality? Conflict will show up even in the least expected moments. Rather than wishing conflict away, focus on doing conflict well. Successful couples are those who move through conflict maturely because conflict is inevitable. Conflict will [...]
Your sex life doesn’t sit in a vacuum. In a long-term relationship, good sex is dependent on many things. If there is any part of you that thinks sex should “just happen” - organically, naturally, fluidly, spontaneously, at will - well, you will be sadly disappointed. I wish it [...]
Are you living in a sexless marriage? Perhaps you’re one of those couples that from the outside everything looks picture-perfect, but you carry a secret that no one knows about. You and your partner don’t touch each other, you don’t get intimate with each other, and you don’t have [...]
When you think of being attractive, what do you think of? Do you think of your body? Or, do you go within? If you're wondering how to feel beautiful and confident, stay with me. We often get caught up in the outward appearance of beauty. We’re bombarded with images through [...]
We’ve all experienced conflict in relationships. Something is said or done. Someone is disrespected. Feelings are hurt. Good intentions are forgotten, and good sense goes out the window. You find yourself doing things you know are hurtful and saying things you know you don’t mean. Sound familiar? Destructive conflict [...]
My partner had an affair. I’m devastated. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know if I can move past the betrayal. I don’t think I can forgive the infidelity. But I’m still in love with my partner. What do I do? Recovering from an affair is some of the hardest work for [...]
Have you ever thought – “My partner isn’t attracted to me anymore! She/he never acts excited to see me. Why can’t it be like it was in the beginning?” over and over again? Take a breath. It’s not uncommon to wonder “What went wrong?” in your long-term relationship. Let’s give [...]
Does your relationship make you want to yawn? Do your days blend together? I call it Life Management 101. You and your partner repeat the same things day-in and day-out. There’s a sense of stability in it, right? You know what to expect, even if that means the bar isn’t [...]