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  • Stanton asked a question on Aug 27, 2015
    How will marriage counseling techniques help in me in future?
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    My husband must be planning a surprise for our anniversary. What are the best anniversary gifts for him?
    By now you would know what kind of person your husband is and what is his love language. Is he a person who enjoys giving and receiving lavish gifts? If so, you know the kind of hobbies or pursuits he likes – golf clubs, books, fishing? Or would he rather spend the time sharing a special experience with you, like a concert of his favorite band or a comedy show. Maybe a quiet candlelit meal at home in which you have lovingly prepared all the dishes he enjoys. You could make him a beautiful card and write a poem (or prose) in which you describe all the aspects which you appreciate about your husband, and highlight some of the special memories you have made together over the years.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    How can you get pregnant without intercourse?
    The possibility of getting pregnant without having sex is very low, however in some instances it is possible to get pregnant if the man ejaculates at the opening of the vagina, and the sperm are still able to travel,into the woman’s body and meet up with the egg to get it fertilized. The other alternative would be to have a procedure called IVF (in vitro fertilization). This is when an egg is removed from the woman’s ovary and then fertilized in a laboratory with sperm from her partner. Once fertilization has taken place, then the embryo is inserted back into the woman’s body, and she is then pregnant. This kind of fertility treatment is helpful for women who are not able to get pregnant in the natural way.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    Tell me some great 50th anniversary gift items I can gift my parents.
    The Fiftieth or Golden Anniversary is certainly something worth celebrating in style. You may want to go with the gold theme and give a special item in gold such as a clock perhaps, which you could have engraved with your parents’ names and the date of their marriage. Or you could collect as many photos as you can find from all the years and have a collage frame made or a scrapbook. Maybe you could convert the pictures into a slide show or power point presentation, with captions and background music corresponding to the era of the pictures.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    What anniversary gift should I choose for my husband?
    The anniversary gift you choose for your husband could be either a material item, or an experience. The former might include something to augment his favorite hobby or pastime, such as some new carriages and landscape details for his model train set, or those new trout fishing flies he has been dying to try out. Maybe your husband is an avid gardener and you could buy him a new plant. If you go for an experience, you could take him away to a relaxing destination for a long weekend, or just for the day. Or perhaps an evening dinner at a special restaurant – how about the one where you went on your first date, or where you got engaged?
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    I want to plan my family now. Tell me some easy ways to get pregnant.
    It is always good to have a checkup with your doctor or gynecologist to make sure that there are no fertility issues with you or your partner. Make you health a priority, eating properly, drinking lots of water and getting enough exercise and enough sleep. And of course no alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. Try to have intercourse at least three times per week or every second day. In that way you will be sure to include the six days of your cycle in which it is possible for you to get pregnant. After making love, lie still and relax for a while, giving the sperm a chance to remain inside your body for as long as possible.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    My marriage is going through rough patch. Please tell some 'marriage help' tips for men
    Well done for acknowledging the rough patch and asking for tips – that is a good start. Firstly you need to realize that you can never take your wife for granted. Although she married you, it was only the beginning of your relationship and you need to continue winning her heart every day. If you have stopped doing those little things you did in the beginning like bringing her flowers and leaving love notes in the bathroom – start again. Don’t expect her to be perfect, make allowances and most of all forgive her. Make time to make love, often. She needs to know that you still love and want her. And talk to her- women need conversation. She needs you to encourage her and celebrate with her about the things which are important to her.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    How to get marriage certificate in a lesser time?
    The time that it takes to get a marriage certificate will largely depend on the country or state in which you live. If you are in the United States it is best to look in your phone book’s city pages under “Marriage” or search the internet for the requirements of getting a marriage certificate. If you are in India, the certificate can be issued after the marriage has been solemnized, and there is no rule as to how long it would take; sometimes it may take a few hours, and other times it may take one or two weeks to get the marriage certificate.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    Give me some really useful advice that can save my marriage?
    Be patient with your spuouse, communicate everyday, be romantic, be generous; do everything you can to make your marriage better. Marriage is an everyday effort; it demands that you work on it 365 days of the year. During hard times, stick with your spouse and show that you are a team - in both happy and tough times. If you are currently stuck in a rut or a huge problem, do not be afraid to seek help from family, the church or a professional counselor. Sometimes you may be so involved that you cannot see the main issue; this insight can be provided by an outsider. You can also read marriage help books together and seek solutions from them.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    I am pressurized for having a baby. I am trying to conceive. Please give me some tips.
    The fact that you are feeling pressurized could be having an adverse effect on your chances of getting pregnant. Whoever is putting pressure on you needs to realize that this is unfair and unrealistic. Try to relax more and give yourself the time that you need to get pregnant. Get enough exercise, eat healthy foods and make sure you get all the sleep you need. Make sure you don’t drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or take drugs. Try to have intercourse every second day or at least three times per week. After making love lie still and relax; this greatly increases your chance of getting pregnant.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    What sort of questions can help in couples therapy?
    The sort of questions which can help in couple’s therapy are usually open questions which draw out honest answers and allow the couple to share what is really in their hearts. Some helpful questions might include the following: How do you truly feel about your relationship? What bothers you most about each other? Are you satisfied with the intimacy in your marriage? Are there any past conflicts which you still need to resolve? Do you feel you can communicate with each other? Are you willing to change to make improvements? How do you see the future?
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    Can you tell me how to become a marriage counselor?
    To become a marital counselor you would probably need to have some relevant qualification. But more than that, the most important requirements would be a loving and compassionate desire to help people overcome the struggles they are going through. You would need to come from a perspective of empathy, realizing that in another time or place you could just as well have been the one sitting in the other chair. An attitude of superiority, smugness or pride will immediately disqualify you from becoming a successful marital counselor. When people sense that you care about them without judging or blaming them, they will respect you and learn from you.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    Tell me some awesome gifts for my girlfriend.
    The question you need to ask yourself is “what kind of lady is my girlfriend?” Is she a girlie girl who likes pretty things like flowers and perfume and of course chocolates? Or is she a sporty kind of girl who would love a new pair of hockey boots. Or maybe she’s an outdoor nature loving girl who would like to spend her special day outdoors bird-watching with the new bird book you just gave her. You can also think about what is your mgirlfriend’s love language – does she feel loved if you give her expensive gifts, or rather if you spend time with her, or write some heartfelt and affectionate words in a special card which you have made for her yourself?
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    What are the best gifts for newlyweds?
    The best gifts for newlyweds would probably be something which they need for their new home; something to use in the kitchen, or something beautiful to hang on the sitting room wall, or perhaps some pretty cushions for the lounge. Or maybe you could give them a gift voucher for a home décor store where they could pick out their own favorite items. Perhaps they need to be treated to a nice meal out and money for a show afterwards. If they love reading and listening to music, you could give them books and CDs of their favorite authors and artists.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    How to find marriage records online?
    Marriage records online are usually indexed according to country, state and county, depending on where the marriage took place. It is worth bearing in mind that some couples may have been married in a location away from their home town or county. Some data bases will contain images of the actual marriage certificate while others have indexed the relevant information. When searching for a particular marriage certificate you would need to know whether records are available for the dates when you would have expected your ancestors to be getting married, and whether or not the marriage database is complete. When you find a record in a marriage index, you can follow it up byrequesting the original record, and the location where the records are held.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    I need some help with marriage in communication. Suggestions?
    Communication in marriage is an ongoing challenge which needs to be pursued with diligence and patience, knowing that it can and will get better as you are committed to learn new skills. One of these skills is mirroring, which means you test whether you are hearing your spouse properly. Once your spouse makes a point, you repeat it by saying something like this, “So what I hear you saying is…” or “Are you saying…?” Then in your own words you say what you understand and then allow your spouse to either affirm or correct what you said. Listening very carefully is also essential, and being willing to say sorry.
  • Stanton answered a question on Sep 01, 2015
    What are the early symptoms of pregnancy?
    Besides missing your menstrual period, there are several other changes which you may notice during the early stages of pregnancy. Your breasts may start to become tender, swollen and painful due to the hormonal changes taking place. You may also start to feel nauseous, and you may or may not vomit. You might find you have to go to the bathroom more often with increased urination. Some women may experience particular food cravings or suddenly not be able to face certain foods and especially certain smells. There may also be a general sense of tiredness or fatigue.