Archive for April 2010

How will I know I am in love?

April 26, 2010

How will I know I am in love by the Love and Marriage ExpertsIn our many interviews with people “in love” we ask them the most revealing question of the interview – “When did you know you were in love?” We have heard very consistent answers over our 27 years of interviews with couples in love. Here is how you will know you are in love:

1. Physical: People who say they are in love report getting “goosebumps,” “a palpating heart,” “sweaty palms,” “a tingling sensation all over my body.” People in love have a positive physical reaction when they think about or see the one they love.
2. Emotional: When they think about or see the person they love most lovers report “an uncontrollable smile comes over my face whenever I see her,” and “I miss him when he leaves the room.” People in love feel emotions for the person they love that they do not routinely feel for others.
3. Positive worry: Over the years, we continue to be amazed about the consistency with which people in love report to us that they “worry about their lover” when they are not around. Thoughts about what we have come to call “positive worry” about the one they love begin to creep into their mind.
4. I-cannot-imagine-life-without-him: This is the point in love when you begin to think about the future – your future with the one you love. When you cannot imagine your life without her, you are in love!
5. Oneness of your relationship: You begin to realize that you truly want this other person in your life. In our book, we refer to the notion of “turning two into one.” Everything changes from you and me, to WE!
6. Pre-occupied love: Simply stated, you think about the one you love most of the time. You can’t get them out of your mind. You are in love with them!
7. Love itself and your ability to express that love: You finally have the courage to tell them you love them! You suddenly and out of nowhere are inspired to say I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! You shout it to the stars. You are in love!

To read the entire article How Will I Know I Am In Love?

By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz
For more marriage advice visit their website Simple Things Matter

Watch the non-verbal messages

April 20, 2010

Simple things matter in body language from America's Love and Marriage ExpertsPay particular attention to non-verbal messages from your spouse. Our body language can sometimes tell more than the words that are spoken. Take the time to notice your spouse’s body language to see if it matches the verbal messages they are giving you. If it doesn’t match, ask your spouse if that is how he or she really feels about the subject. Misunderstanding leads to further misunderstanding. Clear up any problems immediately. Don’t let them build up. If you thought you understood something that was said, and it proves to be wrong, go back and clarify it right away.

Win your dream wedding!

April 6, 2010

Wedding ContestWin your dream weddingWe just had to let our readers know about this amazing contest from Watermark Journey. Win an Annapolis dream wedding on the most luxurious private yacht on the Chesapeake Bay!

The prize, valued at over $20,000 includes:
• 3-hour yacht cruise
• Hosted Soda/Juice/Beer/Wine Bar
• Buffet menu
• White or ivory linens
• Table/Chairs/Glassware Provided
• Dinner menu from The Main Ingredient
• Wedding Cake from The Main Ingredient
• DJ from Alpha Entertainment
• Room at the Historic Inns of Annapolis
• Florals from Intrigue Dressing & Decor
• Limousine from Extraordinary Limousine
• “Watermark Love Story Collection” – $3000 value includes the following:
Full coverage of the event with two photographers, 1 year online gallery on of all images, 7×7 Memory Book with 80 images, Disc of all images low resolution
Building a Love that Lasts by Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz

All you have to do is send them a 90 second video about your love story. What could be easier or more fun than that? Here is the link to the contest website: http//

You only have until April 23rd to enter, so check out the contest rules right away. Good luck and we hope that one of our readers wins the contest. Please let us know!

By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz
For more marriage advice visit their website Simple Things Matter

Falling in love at first sight

April 1, 2010

Love and Marriage at First SightFalling in love does not have to be complicated. Sometimes it is as simple as meeting someone for the first time, falling head over heals in love with them and spending a lifetime together. It can be just that simple!

This led us to ask this question – “Are there common elements in the stories of those happily married couples who report that they fell in love almost immediately?” People who have fallen in love at first sight report to us seven indicators of falling in love at first sight.

To read the seven indicators see Falling in Love on the Fast Track

By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz
For more marriage advice visit their website Simple Things Matter