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Why I Don't Want to Be My Husband's Wife

Alexandra T. Mai | Posted 01.27.2015 | Weddings
Alexandra T. Mai

Reflecting on my own upcoming marriage, I don't buy into the idea that I'd be the gentle caregiver preoccupied with the household and children while my husband, the strong breadwinner, occupies his mind with the family's finances and ponders the 'big things' thoughtfully by swirling his scotch.

7 Ways to Get Your Man to 'Lean In' More at Home

Janice Windt | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Janice Windt

There are a few things I have learned to do and say that contribute daily to my husband's "hands on" approach... If you, too, would like to get your husband to "Lean In" at home, read on.

Rx for Infidelity: When Infidelity Has Invaded Your Head, Heart and Sexual Health

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 01.16.2015 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are many residual wounds that linger long after the affair for all couples but if the cheated-on person was given an STD this has many deeper layers of anger, hurt and betrayal, which further exacerbate the experience of infidelity.

How I Lost My Wife to An iPad and How I Plan to Get Her Back: A Year Later

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Did I indeed win the battle for the heart and soul of my amazing wife and beat the little tin man for her devotion and adoration -- not to mention quality time spent? Or did I lose ground?

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as compl...

Three New Books on the Theme of "It Isn't Easy Being Gay"

Janet Mason | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

I have never been one to complain about my lot -- after all coming out as a lesbian was, for me, a kind of freedom (and I wouldn't trade my life for any other). But I was reminded of the fact that it is still hard to be gay by three new books that I recently read.

How My Husband's Cancer Changed Me for the Better

TueNight | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

The race wasn't some bathed-in-warm-light ending -- or a new beginning. We still had more radiation ahead plus uncertainty beyond that. But we also had more biking and bike races, dancing, trips to the beach, great nights of music and wine and good food ahead of us.

Suburban Haiku For The Holidays

Peyton Price | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

When you hang the lights, turn up the festive music to drown out the swears.

Thanksgiving Reflections: He Saved My Life After the Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful. On my list I have always included my thanks for those th...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

How Saying 'She's Out Of My League' Hurt My Marriage

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It became my go-to response and elicited laughs every time. Unfortunately, it stopped being a joke when, somewhere along the line, it became my reality.

It's Time To Retire The ‘Dumb Dad' Joke Once And For All

Mike Cruse | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Mike Cruse

If we continue to push these kinds of messages -- specifically, the message that dad is less than mom -- and just write them off as jokes, then we as a society are doing a major disservice to our young sons.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Epidemic, War or Car Crash, the Dead Are Loved

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

Wars and diseases, intrigues and coups and all the rest are indeed interesting things. But more important, and more terrible, is the fact that grieving humanity suffers at the center of it all. Maybe that knowledge can make us love everyone better.

The Two Languages of Love and Connection: Separate Yet One

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.

Detour From the Fear Freeway: Steering Toward the Path of Love

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

This is a picture that could launch a thousand good deeds... if we let it! My friend Darin Raney was at a Walmart in Missouri the other day. He pa...

What Authenticity Really Means

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Authenticity. More than a current buzz word. The lynch pin necessary to create and sustain deep, connection between two married lovers.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

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.

Vows

Vicki Wilson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Here was my husband, knowing what we know, saying, "Screw the worst. I'm here to love you forever." And I cried because it was from my parents that we were learning that kind of love. It's a heartbreaking lesson. And a beautiful one.

The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what marketers splash across our screens