(PRWEB) January 06, 2012
For couples where the husband gets engrossed in football this time of year, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil has tips to help ensure that sports doesn't become a power struggle. Since 49 percent of men enjoy watching football more than any sport (according to a Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/10438/football-reigns-americas-favorite-sport.aspx) and only 29 percent of women do, conflict can easily crop up this time of year. Dr. Bonnie suggests turning the football playoffs into a fun event for the couple instead.
"Try to make it an experience of novelty and mystery for both people, which raises the endorphin level" Dr. Bonnie advises, "schedule the time to watch the games so that the wife or the less interested party isn't surprised when there's another game on television."
If it's not practical - or enjoyable! - for both people to watch the games, make sure that the experience is still mutually beneficial. Use half-time as a time to snuggle with your partner, or wives can make their husbands their favorite snacks - especially since a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
If guys do watch the playoffs on their own, they should make sure to set a separate time during the week to create a special experience for their wife. Suggests Dr. Bonnie: "Take her out to dinner, or cook her favorite meal." With this type of mentality it's easier to negotiate on things that are important to you, rather than becoming locked in a power struggle.
When both people in a relationship are happy doing the things they enjoy - instead of feeling guilty or brow-beaten - each person is more fulfilled and this leads to a healthier sex life. Dr. Bonnie encourages couples to use the playoffs as an event to get closer to each other, and create a stronger relational bond - whether or not the couple watches the games together, or works out another arrangement.
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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader’s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love. Dr. Bonnie counsels couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsel’s families and children.
Named the Best Local Therapist by the US Commerce Association and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity.
Dr. Bonnie is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.