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How to Stay Married

Older Couples Reveal 5 Ways To Regret-Proof Your Relationship

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Very little is written about how to avoid having relationship regrets. In my interviews with 700 older people -- who had vast experience both in and out of relationships -- I was keenly interested in what younger people can do to avoid regretting their actions when it comes to love.

14 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From A Couple Married 72 Years

YourTango | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings
YourTango

You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better than people who have loved each other over seven decades.

20 Secrets Of Happily Married Couples

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

The real secret to a long and happy marriage is whatever works for you.

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

If you're in this union for the long haul, pick a tip or two for divorce-proofing your marriage.

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'

Learning How To Fight: Four Wise Tips For Couples

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

These "experts" on marriage agreed that one thing all couples need to do -- if you want to remain married as long as they have -- is to learn to communicate about conflicts. More specifically, we all need to learn how to fight.

How To Make Love Last: Advice From Happily Wed Huff/Post50 Readers

Posted 09.20.2012 | Fifty

Marriage is a partnership, but just how much should each person put into the union? 50/50? Love and support split right down the middle? Not so, wr...

This Common Belief Can Sink Your Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

You can't spend your time calculating "50 percent in, 50 percent back." The attitude has to be one of giving freely. And according to the elders, if you start keeping score you're already in deep trouble.

5 Things No One Tells You About Marriage

Lydia Netzer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Weddings
Lydia Netzer

Marriage is tough, sister. Some of this you know, like nixing the idea that towels will be folded a certain way, tolerating game night with the boys, or if you're a guy, maybe you've heard there will be love stories on your plasma TV.

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.

The Big Lie About 'Til Death To Us Part'

Iris Krasnow | Posted 01.29.2012 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

Here's some advice from a midlife wife: If you're single and searching don't be deterred by the quickie marriages of celebrities who recite "I do" as if it's a line from one of their scripts.