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Is Divorce the Best Option for Older Americans?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.16.2015 | Divorce
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

As modern aging has come to be defined by living longer with chronic care needs, and providing long-term care has shifted to the public sector, with two thirds of long term care services paid for by Medicaid, loving spouses may be forced to divorce. The future of elder care may depend on it.

This Is What Happens When Couples Try To Wear 'Undies For Two'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Weddings

Ever thought about what it would be like to actually wear Fundies, aka couples' underwear with four legs holes? We didn't think so. BuzzFeed asked ...

10 Everyday Relationship Issues That Aren't Worth Freaking Out About

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

One of the best parts of my job as a couples therapist is that I get to deliver good news. Couples come in fearing that their marriage is too far gone to fix, and I get to tell them it's not.

Rebalancing Our Retirement Portfolio and Our 40-Year Relationship

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.

If You Really Love Your Partner, You'll Take This Advice

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The best way to keep your relationship going strong in midlife is to keep you and your partner healthy. Although many people think about a healthy lifestyle in terms of benefiting their own bodies and minds, they may not realize just how much they can do to benefit their partners, and vice versa.

Let Me Explain What I Mean

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

This is the first in an occasional series on the critical issue of effective communication between the members of a couple, an issue that is too, complex, has too, many dimensions, and is too, important to be dealt with in one post.

Little Kid Absolutely Cannot Deal With The Bride And Groom's First Kiss

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.10.2015 | Weddings

When you kiss at your wedding everyone should cheer, right? Not according to this kid. As captured by the wedding photographer, the bride and groo...

5 Things Long-Lasting Couples Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty

The couple that plays together stays together? The couple that prays together stays together? When asked what keeps their relationship loving and last...

The Worst Couples You Meet On Vacation

Thrillist | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

There are horrible people everywhere when you travel. On the plane. On the beach. In restaurants. But what happens when those horrible people... GET TOGETHER????

Getting Old Just Got Awesome: Sex Gets Better After 50 Years Of Marriage

Katie Tandy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Katie Tandy

Worst title ever, best news ever. Those who wended their way past the 50-year wedded mark report a slight uptick in their sex lives. And! More exciting still, sex frequency of long-married couples continued to rise.

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

By no means am I suggesting that this is easy, but a healthy and thriving marriage requires hard work from both partners. Sometimes this hard work means each spouse laying down his or her arms and finally admitting, "It's not you. It's me. I messed up. How can we make this better?"

5 Ways To Make Yourself Irresistible To Your Partner -- Again

Your Tango | Sally Collins | Posted 02.20.2015 | Fifty

Here's how to be totally irresistible (again). Does it seem like your partner is not interested in you? You don’t get those texts you used to get...

10 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Without Even Interacting With Your Husband

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

 If you really feel distant or angry, these are often easier options, and they can start changing your perspective for the better so that you're in a more tolerant and positive place when you do try to engage with him in the future.

How I Mistakenly Tried To Keep My 'I've Still Got It' Fantasy Alive

Robin Korth | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

We should have been in a good place. We weren't. I'd limited myself. I'd held back big parts of me in the six weeks we'd been dating -- an older couple who'd come together with surprise and a lot of 'like' going on.

Keeping Love Together: Breaking Down 3 Myths about Senior Housing for Couples

Amy Bryant | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Amy Bryant

There are unique misperceptions and challenges involved with the search for senior living options for a couple.

33 Things Women Love Most About Being Married

Vikki Claflin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

On a recent evening, Hubs and I were sitting out on the deck, sharing a fabulous bottle of Cabernet and quietly enjoying the warm sunset together. Hubs looked over at me and said, "I'm so lucky to be married to you. But sometimes I think you're too classy for me."

Love Me, but Love Me Not

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya

Love is a popular concept in urban Bangladesh. Influenced by Hollywood chic flicks and sleazy Bollywood dance numbers, our young couples are eager to go out. As a culture however, public displays of affection are strict no-goes.

3 Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in Love

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Christine Carter, PhD

So what actions lead to love? Here are three in honor of Valentine's Day, all based on fostering vulnerability. Before you run for the woods, hear me out.

Conscious Coupling at Spa Desert Springs

Victor and Mary | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Victor and Mary

When we tell people that we work together and we're married, we often get big eyes and twisted faces. The shock we receive results from people immediately imagining working with their own mate -- a nightmarish thought for many.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 3

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

Love and Money: 3 Reasons to Talk Money With Your Partner

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Talking about money might feel unromantic. Some people consider it a taboo or impolite subject. And it tends to come with all sorts of emotional baggage we'd rather not drag into our blissful new relationship. But having "the money talk" early on is crucial to having a happy future together.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

If You Want to Fall in Love (Again, With the Same Person), Ask These Questions

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

You may, if you've been together for a while, feel like you are getting into the small chairs of elementary school when you're all grown up, asking such fundamental questions about people you know so well.

On Aging as a Couple

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I know we are the lucky ones. We have each other to help bear the burden of aging, to soften the blows of time. He's always been my safe space to land, the one whom I trust completely and who can make me laugh at anything, most importantly, at myself. But selfishly, I don't want him to grow old too. It's just too damn scary and he's too much to lose.

The History (And Present) of Valentine's Day

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Most people think Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark Cards. It wasn't. Valentine's Day is actually a well-documented, historical phenomenon -- its tangled roots winding their way through centuries worth of Christian liturgy, pagan tradition, myth, and an occasional beheading.