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How To Stay Together In A World That Can't Stop Breaking Up

Laura Tong | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Tong

Believe in staying together forever in a world that can't stop breaking up.

The Most Important F-Word In Marriage

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Weddings
Dr. Jamie Williamson

Friendship actually is the F-word that needs the most attention if you want to retain or regain a happy marriage. The single most distinguishing characteristic between happy couples and distressed couples is that happy couples are more likely to be best friends and actually treat each other as best friends would.

6 Things to Know About Marriage Before You Become a Parent

Malini Bhatia | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Malini Bhatia

For most married couples, the question of when to have children comes up quickly after the wedding. Some delay it by a few years, some start right away, but for many couples, having kids is on the agenda. But before taking that leap into parenthood, you should know that your marriage changes forever, and there's no going back.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage this Spring

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 03.14.2016 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Whether your marriage is great, not-so-great* or somewhere in between, you can make small changes this Spring that will give it new life and bring joy to you and your husband. Here are some ideas for getting started:

Sex Key to Relationship Bliss? Tell Us Something New

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 03.14.2016 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

It turns out that sex and communication are key to successful relationships and that couples who communicate about their sex lives are both more sexually satisfied and happier. This comes as no surprise.

Why I Deleted My 'To-Do' List on My Phone (And Why It's Good for My Marriage!)

Alysha Heatherly | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings
Alysha Heatherly

As an organization ninja, I am a do-er of things. Busy life, busy job, busy family, busy calling! Hard to keep things straight. I keep a myriad of to-do lists throughout my crazy life -- but the one place I do not keep these lists is on my phone.

5 Things Every Couple Needs to Do Before They Get Married | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings

You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step?

15 New Years Resolutions Happy Couples Make

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC

I outlined 15 of the intentions I wish more of my couples kept in focus throughout the year to help you and your love stay close and connected all year long.

12 Things Your Spouse Needs To Hear From You More Often

YourTango | Posted 12.09.2015 | Weddings

We assume that our spouses know how we truly feel about them, but there are some things we all need to hear from time to time.

5 Myths About Happy Couples

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Lets get real: True love is not always roses and chocolates. It can get messy and complicated at times. Giving up fairytale fantasies means you won't be constantly dismayed when inevitably love's reality shows itself to be different than your internalized fantasy.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Fall in Love

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Jimmy Burgess

Looking back, I could have been assured falling in love with her was a wise decision a lot sooner if I had asked myself five simple questions. If the answers to these questions are positive, she may just be worth lowering your defenses and falling in love with.

Moms, Marriage & Mindfulness

David Kanegis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As I sit in the wee hours of the morning my mind is drawn to the date. It was two years ago that my Mom moved on to life's next great adventure. I've written a tribute before, yet find myself propelled to share additional random thoughts about her and relationships in general.

The Danger In Approaching Marriage The Old-Fashioned Way

Catherine Grant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Catherine Grant

Marriages are not like diamonds or tattoos. They are not eternal and undying. They are henna and wood, constantly made new to be beautiful, daily polished in order to shine. Relationships are not meant to be declared permanent and then taken for granted as a fixture.

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

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.05.2015 | 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.

Why I Question My Marriage Regularly

Melanie Höglind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Melanie Höglind

Though it seems completely counterintuitive, regularly questioning my marriage actually keeps me even more committed to it.

How to Avoid an Accidental Affair

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Do you want to know one of the biggest search terms that brings people to The Chic Site? It isn't a pot roast recipe, or cupcakes or even cocktails, ...

Republicans Have Happier Marriages. How Should Democrats React?

Nicholas H. Wolfinger | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Nicholas H. Wolfinger

So relax, Democrats. Republicans aren't really having better marriages because of their political beliefs or their neighborhood culture. Instead, much of the answer lies in two institutions, race and religion, that are even more fundamental to American society.

The Definition Of A 'Happy Marriage,' According To People In Them

BRIDES | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings

A happy marriage is a cocktail of open communication, honesty, hard work, and a whole lotta love. But what does that look like in real life? Five wives open up about what a happy marriage means to them, because they're living it!

An Argument-Free Marriage: Is it Possible? Is it Healthy? Should You Want One?

Fawn Weaver | Posted 08.11.2015 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

A person has got to have a lot of guts to stand before an audience of 3,000 people and make the audacious claim that she and her husband don't argue.

10 Habits Of The Happiest Couples

Helena López-Casares Pertusa | Posted 07.24.2016 | Weddings
Helena López-Casares Pertusa

Healthy couples build their love from robust and solid pillars such as respect, admiration, equality, complicity, transparency and trust.

3 Things Emotionally Mature Couples Do

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Weddings
Shlomo Slatkin

Emotional maturity is an essential ingredient in creating a stable, loving, and long-lasting relationship. It does not come naturally with age. Couples who have been married 30 plus years and are still locked in a power struggle have not yet achieved emotional maturity as they are often stuck in the blame game and the cycle of reactivity.

4 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

You may be going through some stressful situations in your life right now. Happiness feels like a fairy tale that only happens to characters in a movie. Here are four ways you can life a amazing life and experience real freedom.

11 Things Happy Couples Don't Do

YourTango | Posted 05.26.2016 | Weddings

Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck.

3 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Healthy partnerships are open and honest. You must handle problems immediately rather than tabling them for another time, another day.

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 05.12.2016 | Weddings
Meerabelle Dey

Engagements are a wonderful whirlwind. There is the excitement of telling everyone your good news, there are parties and there is the fun of wedding planning. However, the engagement period is also a time when you should think long and hard about whether you truly are ready for marriage.