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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 07.24.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | Weddings

Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck.

3 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.20.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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.

5 Steps To Being A Better Husband

David Reyes | Posted 06.06.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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

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.