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Looking For A Muse To Guide You? I Found One!

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.20.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Who is the muse that can guide you? I won't keep you in suspense. Her name is Judith Viorst. She is a witty, urbane, insightful and no-bull fiction and non-fiction author and poet. And she is slightly older than me -- which means that everything I am feeling, she has already felt before.

9 Ways Happy Couples Keep The Flame Alive Over Many Years

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty

You know those long-married couples who sit in Chinese restaurants in silence, never speaking a word to one another? The good news: It doesn't have t...

Hospital Reunites Couple Married 68 Years In Beautiful Gesture

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

In their 68 years of marriage, Tom and Arnisteen Clark have rarely spent a night apart. So a recent hospital stay was devastating for the couple when ...

Ageless Couple Recreates Wedding Photos, 40 Years On

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty

To celebrate their anniversary, a Texas couple decided to commemorate the special day by recreating the magical moments that were captured 40 years ag...

Grandkids Take Charity Bike Ride To Honor Grandpa Who Cycled 174 Miles For Grandma

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty

In the late 1940s, a young man biked 174 miles every two weeks to woo his beloved during the few years of courtship. The efforts paid off and the coup...

5 Common-But-Weird Things All Long-Term Couples Are Guilty Of Doing

YourTango | Jillian Kramer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty

Most long-term couples have logged enough time together to really let loose—and the results are admittedly weird sometimes. Here are five things jus...

5 Ways To Engineer Your Own Transformation

Tim Peek | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.

13 Signs You've Gotten Way Too Comfortable With Your Long-Term Partner

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

Most happy long-married or long-term couples will say they'd never trade the comfort and trust they have now for the giddiness and unpredictability of...

How This Stoic Middle-Aged Man Finally Got In Touch With His Emotions

Tim Peek | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I was raised to believe that feelings were like alcohol: something to be experienced only in moderation, if at all. Yeah, it might be OK to laugh a bit or tell your lover that you love them, but most of the time feelings just got in the way.

How I Escaped The Cult Of Busyness

Tim Peek | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I used to be so busy I didn't have time to pee. My email inbox was so overloaded that NBC's IT department gave me special dispensation for more storage. I had two phones and a pager, and sometimes they beeped all night. It was exhausting. And it was exhilarating.

3 Couples Married 50 Years Reveal Their Secret To Wedded Bliss

YourTango | Nicole Weaver | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty

When you walk down the aisle and exchange vows you can only hope that your love truly lasts forever. But. There's no better way to figure out the secr...

5 Great Reasons To Be Selfish

Meg Dennison | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Selfishness is a dirty word for many people. And yet, how are we to care for others, achieve at our highest level, be our best selves if we are not giving ourselves the time and care it takes to be our best?

Photo Of Couple Married 60 Years Shows What True Devotion Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty

A powerful photo posted on Reddit this week of an older man dutifully sitting next to his ailing wife's bedside went viral and brought an outpouring o...

Why Am I Married To Such A B*tch?!

Tim Peek | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I believe my wife is the perfect match for me: she's smart, creative, sexy and loving. And Meg also knows how to push my buttons in a way that drives me up the wall. That also makes her perfect for me.

How A Sense Of Humor Can Save Your Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Play is more a state of mind than an activity. Play creates options; it is the opposite of the highly planned, organized and goal-oriented existence we had built for ourselves. For us, play has become a way to learn to hold even our most entrenched opinions lightly and create awareness of new options.

High-School Sweethearts Married 75 Years Say Time Flies When You're In Love

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty

They met as teenagers and went to prom together. But Daisie and Bill Beadnell say they never would have imagined they'd be celebrating their 75th wedd...

7 Steamy Ways To Make Lust Last A Long, Long Time

YourTango | Jenna Birch | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty

We'll say it: After you've been with your S.O. for a fair amount of time, the glow wears off just a bit. You no longer feel like jumping him wherever ...

The Beautiful Way A Couple Married 56 Years Describe Love Without Using The Word 'Love'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty

We all know love when we feel it, with our family, friends and significant other. But it's a bit tricker to describe it -- especially without using th...

7 Ways To Get The Passion Back In A Very Long Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I knew the honeymoon had to end sometime. But I was still shocked the day I realized my wife had become a sort of business partner in the enterprise that was our family. Careers, kids and endless logistics had squeezed out our passion.

Centenarians Married Over 80 Years Share Their Secrets For A Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Not only have Duranord and Jeanne Veillard lived to be centenarians, they've also been married 82 years -- more than many of us can expect to live. An...

How To Be There For Your Spouse When Things Go Right

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

When it came to celebrating my husband's professional accomplishments, I wasn't the first to congratulate him. I felt jealous of his time in the limelight for very public recognition of his accomplishments in a career I had given up to care for our family. And I also interpreted his success as taking away from mine.

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weddings

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

5 Ways To Make Yourself Irresistible To Your Partner -- Again

Your Tango | Sally Collins | Posted 02.20.2015 | Fifty

Here's how to be totally irresistible (again). Does it seem like your partner is not interested in you? You don’t get those texts you used to get...

Married Couples' Sex Lives Grow Steamier -- After 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty

Long-married couples, if things have gotten a little dull in the bedroom over time, take heart. A new study says that after around 50 years of marriag...

Living With My Inner Brian Williams

Tim Peek | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

The most puzzling aspect of Williams' downfall is why such a wildly successful man would feel the need to puff himself up with such adolescent chest-thumping.