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This Is How To Love The One You're With

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

There is no perfect man. And in case you didn't get the memo, you aren't perfect either. The issue is that most of us don't understand relationship maintenance at all or how to care for each other past the first blush of heat. Do you really know how to love a man or are you living in constant conflict?

Sex and a Salad

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Chawla

You are probably wondering what sex and salads have to do with each other? A salad certainly doesn't sound like something anyone would want to eat dur...

When Your Marriage Needs a Break

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Break rooms aren't just for television or real-world offices, though. Ted and I have one in our marriage. Although it's not the kind with a coffee maker or refrigerator. We discovered it in our first year of marriage.

The Proper Care and Folding of T-Shirts

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Credit: And yet the laundry still hasn't folded itself by Jamelah E., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes made. When my husband Ted and I got married, he ha...

What 'Gone With the Wind' Taught Me About Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Most of us know that Margaret Mitchell wrote the 1936 novel Gone With the Wind. What you might not know is that if it weren't for her husband's encouragement, this work, and the Academy Award winning film it inspired, may never have seen the light of day.

These 5 Things Are Vital To A Strong Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

My husband and I have discussed what we want the next few years to hold for us. For example, we want to pay off debt and be more purposeful when it comes to romance. What about you? Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to future hopes and dreams?

Then-And-Now Photos of 19 Couples Will Make You Believe in Lasting Love

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Damon Scheleur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty

Since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has doubled, even as the overall divorce rate has fallen. But despite the bleak statistics, su...

The Truth About The Honeymoon Phase

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

If it feels like the beginning of your marriage was a blissful extension of your wedding party before "real life" set in, you're probably right. New r...

Tony Dungy on Uncommon Marriage and Life After Coaching

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

I had a chance to catch up with Tony Dungy to get some insight on the motivation behind Uncommon Marriage, the keys to the endurance of his own marriage, and how life has been after coaching in the NFL.

Why The Wife Has To Be Thinner Than The Husband

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I think I have a problem with my husband. He is health conscious and fit and he has will power. Wouldn't that be enough to make you nuts when you don't? I am addicted to ice cream, chocolate and jelly beans. He can pass up dessert and skip dinner. With shoulder surgery this winter, he has been particularly conscientious about what he puts in his mouth.

7 Reasons to Look in the Mirror When it Comes to Fixing Your Relationship

GalTime | Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings
GalTime

Before you can approach him or her for all of the issues you'd like fixed, you must examine your role, some of which may contribute to the relationship problems.

8 Things to Do With a Mate on a Fall Date

Jenny Triplett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Jenny Triplett

Being aware of your mood shifts and the need to feed the addiction for affection is vital. Here are eight ways mates can spice it up in the wonderful season of browns and oranges.

5 Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

By Anita Yok Sim Ho for YourTango.com In marriage it's common sense advice to treat one another with respect and share love. But some are not so su...

Oneness - The Real Magic Behind Intimacy

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Oneness: We all hope to have a marriage that reflects deep unity, merging of heart and soul, togetherness that shoulders the burdens of life, crushes the fear of being alone and uncared for.

What's The Secret To A 73-Year Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty

Type in the term “OG” into Google and several, disparate results pop up. There is the Urban Dictionary result, which defines “OG” as an acrony...

Tips For A Successful Marriage, From Kelly Ripa (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Ripa revealed that she has had a crush on her husband, Mark Consuelos, since the day she met him when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. She a...

7 (Totally Personal, Possibly Naive) Reasons Marriage Rocks

Charli Penn | Posted 06.07.2012 | Weddings
Charli Penn

Dear naysayers: I don't agree. Marriage can be wonderful, if you marry the right person at the right time. I can't tell you who or when to marry, but I can give you seven damn good reasons why you should, at least, believe in the power of the institution.

Marrying Older -- Wiser And Happier

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.19.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

The general level of happiness in older marriages increases with the years they are together. Compared to couples who marry in their twenties, those who married significantly later report less work-related stress, less marital conflict and more couple interaction and satisfaction.

The (Science-Approved) Trick To A Happy Marriage

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

So here begins a series on how to improve your romantic relationship during this month of love.

The Tipping Point: What Part of Tipper Gore Didn't We See?

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Langevine Leiby

In every marriage, whether a long or short one, "the part of me that is only me" is the hardest part to hang on to.

Sex for a Better Marriage (So Skip the Golf Balls This Father's Day)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Research is indeed showing a healthy sex life is good for a happy marriage. If we aren't getting and giving enough lovin', it is more than worth it for us to take steps to improve the situation.

Marriage - Intimacy (In To Me See)

Locke Rush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

I acknowledged that I had learned more about myself in the first year of marriage than I did in my year in the monastery. Why is this?

An Erotic Seven-Day Sex Marathon

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The question can be asked whether giving couples a divine command to go at it like sex machines seven nights running is the best advice for rejuvenating the shriveling American libido.

What Gay Couples Can Teach Straight Couples

nytimes.com | Tara Parker-Pope | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hot on the heels of California's legalizing of gay marriage comes a new social study on healthy marriages. The New York Times reports that "same-sex c...