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Happily Ever After

Happiness: Gone Deep.

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 03.05.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

Happiness has always been a choice for me. A conscientious decision. A way of life. Call me an eternal optimist or a glass-is-half-full thinker, but I...

Flowers and Fairytales

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Whether your valentine is a spouse of 30 years, your child or just a friend, you can be LIT WITHIN! Your prince is there, he just might not be dressed the way you imagined.

Preparing for a Marriage, Not a Wedding

Rebekah Williams | Posted 02.10.2017 | Weddings
Rebekah Williams

Less than six months out from my wedding day, I am adequately elated, busy, and stressed. With all the anticipation and chaos that a wedding can cause...

Three Words to Live Happily Ever After

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.23.2016 | Divorce
Mitch Rosenzweig

It was a beautiful wedding service in a beautiful cathedral. The couple said all the right things at the right time, the minister too and, lo and behold, magically the singles turned into a couple. In an unusual Gospel lesson, the couple chose the section from Romans about Jesus walking on water.

What I'll Tell My Daughter About Living Happily Ever After

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.05.2016 | Weddings
Kerrie L Cooper

My daughter will learn, both through our actions and her own experiences, that happy is a skill, a choice and a mindset. That to be happy "ever after" is not a given, nor even a constant in a marriage.

An Open Letter to Cinderella: How to Divorce Prince Charming And Keep Some Money

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.10.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Contrary to the widespread belief among legendary damsels in distress, marrying royalty isn't generally all it's cracked up to be. Without a prenup, frankly it doesn't matter that you caught him in three different broom closets with three different scullery maids last year; his pre-marital assets are still likely to stay with him.

An Open Letter To Cinderella: How To Divorce Prince Charming

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.09.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

You might be surprised that I'm writing you this letter, considering that you are one of the world's most prominent examples of a happy marriage. But, as a seasoned divorce attorney, I've learned to spot the ones whose marriages are on the way out--and frankly, Cinderella, I've seen that look in your eye.

16 Ways To Keep Desire Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What if 'Happily Ever After After' was boring and didn't come 'naturally'? Have you noticed that nothing ever comes after 'Happily Ever After' in fairy tales? And monotony works fabulously for lots of people and yet the biggest problem couples and individuals have is the loss of desire.

10 Reasons Why I Should Have Been A Beach Bum

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I met the love of my life in the Florida Keys and the night before he left to go back home to Michigan, we walked down to a little dock to watch the sunset.

Why You Should Ignore the Pressure For 'Happily Ever After'

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Weddings
Lacey Johnson

Gaining a husband does not guarantee having your worries washed away forever. I promise you. If you believe that, you need a long, ice cold shower of a reality check.

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

Ravishly | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home

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.