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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.

10 Lessons I've Learned About Marriage From Divorce

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Meerabelle Dey

Unfortunately, I know a thing or two about divorce. My parents divorced when I was in my twenties, and my first marriage ended in divorce after 13 years. Even my closest friends all have parents who are divorced.

10 Important Lessons My Parents Taught Me About Marriage

Brita Long | Posted 05.16.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

Just a few short months ago, my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Like most couples, they have also faced their fair share of challenges during the duration of their marriage, and they relied on each other to get through them. I feel fortunate to have such great role models for my own marriage.

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.

How To Make A Marriage Last, According To People Who've Been Married For Decades

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Irina Dvalidze | Posted 02.12.2015 | Weddings

Karl Pillemer launched the Marriage Advice Project with one goal: to find out how long-lasting marriages survive the ups and downs of life. Pillem...

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?

5 Ways To Improve Your Odds Of Living Happily Ever After

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weddings
The Good Men Project

If you want a better shot at a marriage that lasts a lifetime, taking these actions before the big day will help you avoid becoming just another statistic and make it to the happily ever after.

Lessons I've Learned From My Parents' Happy Marriage

Nina Friend | Posted 09.13.2014 | Weddings
Nina Friend

Growing up with parents who aren't afraid to be themselves around each other has shown me how necessary it is to feel comfortable around your spouse or partner. It's shown me that trust follows honesty, and honesty is only possible if both parties work for it.

Why a Healthy Marriage Can Give You Wings to Fly

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

It's the support of a loving partner that allows newly married women to launch into areas of their career and interests that they would not have felt confident enough to explore otherwise.

Found Your Soul Mate? 7 Reasons You Should Wait to Tie the Knot

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.

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...

The Key To A Happy Marriage Is...

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

There isn't one universal key that unlocks the door to a happy and healthy marriage. Rather, there are many different ways for couples to achieve a st...

7 Conversations You Must Have Before Marriage

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

By Dr. Karen Sherman for YourTango.com Summer is almost in the air and it's the season for planning weddings. A bride-to-be's checklist is always a...

A Novel Approach To The Prenuptial Agreement

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Amidst the promises of a lifetime of togetherness and joyful wedding preparations, now is the time to also think about the true value of a prenuptial agreement

What It Takes To Have Great Sex After Marriage

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Weddings
Susan Orlins

Sexual relationships are important to healthy marriages. But not every healthy marriage is the same.

6 Ways To Reap The Health Benefits Of Marriage

Posted 02.21.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for YourTango.com February is heart awareness month, so this study in the European Society of Cardiology journal caught my eye. I...

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...

3 Ways To Know If You're Ready For Marriage

Dr. Mary Speed | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Mary Speed

Remember, a wedding is not a marriage, but a wonderful celebration that marks the beginning of your life together.

2 Steps That Will Make Your Marriage Stronger

Harriet Lerner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Weddings
Harriet Lerner

We naturally become defensive when our spouse begins to criticize us. We listen to refute or correct the inaccuracies, distortions and exaggerations that are inevitably there. The challenge is to listen only to understand.

The One Word That Could Save Your Marriage

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

If thanking your spouse is something you only do once a year over a plate of turkey and stuffing, you would do well to change your ways. Why? Because saying and showing gratitude will improve your relationship.

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.

Keeping The Doors Of Love Open In Your Relationship

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's easy to slam one of these symbolic doors shut when our partner disappoints us in some way. But when that becomes the normal way that we respond to each other, the trust, safety and foundation of the relationship is eroded.

The Anatomy Of Love

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

I have been practicing psychotherapy for 35 years. Much of that time has been devoted to matters of love. Out of that experience, I can distill five basic issues that people face.

What Your Marriage Needs To Survive

goodmenproject.com | Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. The Good Men Project Magazine UCLA's Family Studies Center researched 1,500 couples who had been together for five or mo...

Jobs Most Likely To Wreck Your Marriage

Careers Articles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among oc...