One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples.
For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
Your go-to source for the best in love and sex advice, essays and more from Huff Post -- and beyond!
Here, you'll find all the latest stories, news and more surrounding dating, marriage, divorce, sex and modern relationships.
'Do you think God is punishing me for having sex with a man 20 years younger than me?
' This was the question I asked a close friend when I was about to file for bankruptcy back in 2011.
I can find the usual good advice about not asking closed questions that have one word answers, or unimaginative ones like "what to you do for a living?" But all articles then suggest a series of dull questions about hobbies or goals or worse (like "what was your happiest experience? I promise you, these will make your speed date grown inwardly, as he or she has been asked that question 10 times already during the course of the evening.