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Happily Ever After

Does Romantic Fiction Need A "Happily Ever After" Ending?

Ravishly | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books

Contemporary romance novels do sometimes hedge on the happy endings as well -- or at least, they complicate what a happy ending means.

3 Things You Should Know Before Getting Married

Tyler Ward | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Tyler Ward

We weren't supposed to be the ones in a perpetual fight. We were the couple who highlighted and dog-eared our marriage books. My wife was still my dream. Yet, something was missing. We both felt it. And we both wondered why.

I Didn't Know That

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships are generally co-created by people who are willing to be wrong, or at the very least recognize the difference between their opinion and what is factually true.

YOU, the REAL "Miss America," "Miss World," Are the ONE

Luann Robinson Hull | Posted 12.08.2013 | Women
Luann Robinson Hull

Do we really, truly have to fit into the child-sized evening gown -- the ridiculous standard of our culture's idea of "perfect" -- in order to be loved?

What We Can Learn From Other Marriages

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall | Posted 08.10.2013 | Weddings
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

Looking back on my own 50 years of happy and fulfilled married life, I find that the marriages of family members and friends have had a big influence -- both positive and negative.

Why We Should Stop Teaching Our Kids About 'Happily Ever After'

Lee Block | Posted 05.20.2013 | Divorce
Lee Block

The myth of the princess wedding with the big dress, tons of flowers, bridesmaids, flower girls and the prince waiting at the end of the aisle prevails, and is what many girls perceive to be the American dream.

The Biggest Marriage Myth Debunked

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.09.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

How long will it take before she understands that a stable, loving relationship is happily ever after, and that those qualities only occur when both partners commit to enduring the inevitable highs and lows of a longterm love?

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

Are Working Girl Films A Step Forward Or Backward?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Do such tales represent a step forward? After all, an ambitious -- if naive -- journalist's attempts to succeed at "the job a million girls would kill for," or the story of the daily struggles that comprise a working woman's life -- well, they're infinitely more relatable than, say, Cinderella.

Fifty-Sixth Millionth Couple

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Annabelle Gurwitch

The first couple has tried to preserve their "date night tradition." We have too -- maybe we can double? On our most recent date night, we couldn't actually afford to leave our bedroom.