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Happiness With the Opposite Sex

The 5 Arguments You Should Avoid AT all Costs in Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

And as a woman who has been in the marriage trenches for 15 years, while I don't have a degree in counseling, my degree in the hard knock world of marriage has taught me some lessons about what it takes to STAY MARRIED.

Can a Marriage Without Kids Survive?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa Chapman

For me kids are a life game changer -- and while I would never stay in my marriage if I felt it was no longer a loving and supportive relationship, I know that having my kids keeps me grounded and forces me to work on it so that I can provide them with a two parent home that is their soft place to fall.

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Marriage?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

I wonder, having had the experience and knowledge I have now -- would I have done it all the same? The Answer: Yes, but gosh if I could give my 25-year-old self advice about the next 14 years of life and marriage here are just a few things I would say:

The Case for Procreation, or Why Having Kids Keeps Me Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I have to be honest; I look at couples who have managed to stay married sans kids and am mystified by what keeps them bound in matrimony.

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There a Double Standard?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I'll admit it -- I've always had a sugar daddy complex.

Finding Balance In My Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Here I am in my marriage -- and I think I'm finally getting it -- the fact that both my husband and I CANNOT be the dream receivers simultaneously. What is a dream receiver you ask? It's the person in the marriage/relationship who gets to live out their dream, their fantasy.

I've Decided to TRY to Be More Like My Husband

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

Daditude is a style of parenting I've coined (your welcome) which reflects the more easy-going attitude and reactions dads exhibit in regards to their kids and their parenting styles.

If You Have to Fight with Your Spouse NEVER Say These 4 Things

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Melissa Chapman

After 13 years of marriage, I've learned there are certain things one should NEVER say when one is in the throes of an anger-fueled argument with one's spouse.