Men's Health - Health Expert Q&As

How long should I wait before dating again after my divorce?

Recovery from a bad relationship requires time plus serious self-examination.

I'm in my thirties and I've been living with my parents ever since I lost my job. How can I convince my parents that I still need a personal life?

Living with your parents after you've been on your own doesn't have to be stressful if you all work out issues such as money, sexual activities, and job-hunting.

How do I deal with complaints from my children that they think I favor my new spouse and his kids over them?

Even though the remarriage-divorce rate is high, patience, good problem-solving skills and, kindness will help you succeed.

I am a single professional, and I feel very discouraged about love. How can I get over my urge to give up on finding love?

If you are serious about finding love, you need to see dating as an adventure, develop maturity, and be persistent.

I spend hours reading online dating profiles without any luck. How can I improve my chances of making a good match?

Online dating can be a good starting point, but speaking and meeting several times are your best ways to assess a person.

Help! How do I avoid having "mental meltdowns" from too much stress?

If you're on stress overload, two of the top things you should do are to take a breath and prioritize.

Even though I'm glad I split from my husband after 35 years of marriage, how do I handle the loneliness?

To handle the loneliness, set goals, increase your social network, and engage in activities such as volunteering, taking courses, or traveling with other singles.

I want to date again after getting out of a bad marriage, but how do I express my feelings in my new relationship?

Always speak up with kindness when your partner hurts you emotionally.

What is the best way to be a new step-parent of a teenager and a school-age child?

Good step-parenting requires patience, maturity, and high levels of teamwork.

How do I handle feeling lonely when my husband spends time with his friends and family without me?

Couples need to work out their unique management of time together and time apart.

My husband is always picking on me in public. How can I get him to stop?

Public shaming went out with the Puritans. There are other ways for couples to give and receive feedback in the presence of others.

I'm dating the person with whom I cheated. How can I learn to trust him?

The quality of your relationship and the maturity in each of you are the best preventions against cheating again.

It's Valentine's Day, and I'm single and miserable. Is there anyway I can turn it around?

Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be for couples. Include all the other people you care about in your life.

Every year I drop my New Year's resolutions by February. What can I do to keep them?

Sustaining success in New Year's resolutions requires you to alter your brain's pleasure map, but if you plan correctly, you can succeed.

I'm about to meet my partner's parents. How can I make a good impression?

Instead of engaging in small talk with the parents of your partner, ask them about their interests and observe the family's interaction.

How do I get through tough times in my relationship?

Don’t call it quits with your partner just because you are going through tough times. Here are some tips to strengthen your relationship.

How soon should I introduce my boyfriend to my children?

It's important that your partner spend time with your children, but don't foster relationships between them too soon.

I am days away from my wedding, and I am seriously thinking of calling it off. How do I know if I am doing the right thing?

If you are having serious last minute doubts about your wedding, seek professional counseling and advice from trusted and wise friends.

I am newly married to a wonderful man with two children, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I am jealous of the time he spends with his ex. What can I do to get over it?

Remarriages are tough enough, so if your new spouse has children, accept that he or she will probably need to see the children's other parent.

I think I started sex too soon with a new guy. Is it possible to slow things down?

Just because you've had sex with someone too early in a relationship, it doesn't mean that you have to continue with it.

My husband just lost his job. How can I help him through it?

Stress is high when your partner is suddenly out of work, so it's especially important that you stay calm and positive and work as a problem-solving team.

How do I know if someone is lying?

Relationship expert LeslieBeth Wish, Ed.D., answers readers' questions about reading people in our exclusive weekly series.

When is it okay to lie?

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What should I do if my partner and I no longer share the same values?

Changing the rules, limits, and values in your relationship is difficult, but sometimes you have to be true to yourself.

How can I trust my partner not to stray if tempted?

Trust can be broken, and forgiveness can be difficult, but sometimes, to build trust, you first have to give it.

My parents don't approve of my partner. What should I do?

Don't just dismiss your parents' disapproval of your mate—sometimes their concerns have merit.

What can I do if my partner cannot get past a serious loss?

We all have unique responses to losing someone or something important to us, but beware of signs that your reactions are too frequent, intense, or long.

Sex with a new partner is always disappointing. What can I do about it?

It's not unusual to have “first-time sex let down” in a relationship. With certain techniques, however, you can increase your satisfaction.

My partner can't control her mood swings. What should I do?

When your partner's reactions turn into over-the-top anger, it's often best to stay calm but warm.

How can I figure out where my relationship is headed?

Even though most of us want to know our partner's feelings and intentions, it's usually better to let the relationship “play out” on its own.
 
 

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