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5 Steps To Being A Better Husband

David Reyes | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
David Reyes

I'm not here to tell you husbands are bad and wives are good. What I am saying is that in order to work on a relationship, you must first look at yourself.

How I Found Gratitude In Unexpected Places

Hailey Bartholomew | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Hailey Bartholomew

I found that when life didn't go quite right and I just couldn't fix things that if I leaned into gratitude I could find something beautiful even in the mess, the pain and the awkwardness.

The Secret To A Happy Marriage May Be In Your DNA

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

The secret to a happy marriage seems to be a never-ending topic of discussion, but Robert Levenson, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is taking a...

12 Signs Your Husband Is Happily Married

YourTango | Posted 04.19.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

How can you know if your husband is really happily married?

Can Being in Love Make You Fat? Plus, 10 Suggestions for Losing Marriage-Induced Love Handles

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

My married friends love to ask, "When are you and [insert boyfriend's name here] going to tie the knot already?" Single people, back me up here. I'm...

12 Lessons Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 03.18.2015 | Weddings
Justin Ricklefs

We were young, in love and ready for marriage when we said yes in our early twenties. But that doesn't necessarily mean we were prepared.

Marriage, Hurt Egos and Good Intentions

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I was seething. The layers of resentment that hover on a daily basis, waiting for a weak moment, leapt at me. Laundry, lunches, cat litter, pet food, coffee, bills, rehearsal schedules and permission slips.

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.09.2015 | Weddings

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers ...

Here's Why Marriage Will Never, Ever Be Fair

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

In fact, I am learning that the less I worry about the way we divide up the heavy lifting of being married, the more I feel like it seems pretty fair. And it feels like we can give and sacrifice with less effort and to take with less guilt.

7 Ways To Have A Happier Marriage -- Without Changing A Thing

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 03.02.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

As we look to the new year, we often focus on ways to be "better" -- resolving to do more of what's good for us and less of what's not. To (at least most of the time) come from our best. For a good many of us, finding ways to have a more satisfying marriage is high on our list.

10 Reasons Christmas Makes Me Love My Husband Even More

Joanna Schroeder | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Joanna Schroeder

No, it's not the presents. It's all the little things -- sweet, goofy, endearing -- that make me feel so happy I chose this particular dude to be my partner in doing this whole life and love thing.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

8 Surprising (And Scientifically Proven) Things That Lead To A Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings

Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while...

Why Marriage Is Always Worth The Fight

Fawn Weaver | Posted 02.10.2015 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

I interview couples happily married more than a quarter century to figure out how they did it and how what they've done can be replicated. I then pull all that research together to determine the common denominators.

How To Have A Successful Marriage From The Start

Posted 03.10.2015 | Dr. Phil

Your wedding may be the best night of your life, but when the party is over, creating a partnership is hard work. "Merging two lives can actually be v...

9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

Here's good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

Couple Married 65 Years Dies 40 Minutes Apart, Lying Side-By-Side

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes love is so powerful, not even death can stand in its way. That was the case for Brazilian couple Italvino and Diva Poss. After 65 years ...

3 Secrets To A Successful Marriage

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, who recently celebrated his 38th wedding anniversary, shares three of his secrets for a peaceful and happy marriage. Like Dr. Phil | Fo...

13 Simple Tricks To A Long And Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings

It's no secret that marriage takes work. After all, we're only human, and humans make mistakes, have bad days and sometimes even forget to load the di...

7 Things No Spouse Should Be Expected To Do

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This has nothing to do with being able to bake a soufflé, or adhere to a budget, or be cheerful about putting your cranky toddler to bed. The main thing no spouse can be expected to do is... live up to all of your dreams.

The Anniversary We Didn't Know We Were Waiting For

Amy Heinz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

We stood there, with friends and family as our witnesses, in the hopes of building a home, a family, and a beautiful life together. And we've done just that.

21 Secrets To A Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Weddings

Everyone walks down the aisle dreaming of their happily ever after, but maintaining a happy marriage is often easier said than done. A Reddit threa...

23 Husbands Describe The Moment They Knew They Found 'The One'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weddings

Every couple's love story features a series of moments: the first date, the first kiss, the first fight, and of course those first feelings of love. B...