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The 3 Best Rules For Managing In-Law Relationships

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

'You don't just marry a person; you marry his or her family.' In my surveys of over 700 long-married older people, this statement was seen as a fundamental truth.

Sting And His Wife Are Still In The Honeymoon Phase 24 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty

We’ve been rocking out to Sting’s music for ages but in a sweet interview, the singer revealed the one thing that rocks his world. “Somebody sa...

Couple Married 76 Years Will Ring In 100th Birthdays Together

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.27.2016 | Fifty

Living to 100 is a privilege not enjoyed by many, but being married more than three-quarters of that time is even more impressive. John and Vera Peter...

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are SOOO In Love In Cute Vacation Selfie

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2016 | Fifty

It’s been 28 years since they tied the knot, but A-list couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson look like they’re still in the honeymoon phase. Actress a...

Couple Of Nearly 70 Years Share The Most Poignant Marriage Advice

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty

After 67 years of marriage, six kids, 25 grandkids, 22 great-grandkids and having survived World War II, we’re pretty sure Warren and Bonnie have en...

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.

This Is REALLY How A Marriage Changes Over 40 Years

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Candy Schulman When I mention I recently celebrated my 40th wedding anniversary, friends stare incredulously as if ...

15 Tweets That Will Totally Make Sense To Long-Married Couples

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.14.2016 | Fifty

It's not until you've been married for a few decades that the wedding vow "till death do us part" takes on a whole new meaning. After the whirlwind r...

When we said "in sickness and in health," what we meant was I'll bring you tea if you get a cold

Kate Gale | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Kate Gale

As a young girl, I read everything I could about Florence Nightingale who made nursing seem like a noble profession. I was certain that being a nurs...

Alzheimer's Can't Erase The 70 Years Of Love Between This Couple

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty

A Life in Love from sam maller on Vimeo. Alfred and Sylvia Paley are living proof that true love never ever ends. At 89 and 86, respectively, th...

9 Signs Your Long-Term Partner Is Still Madly In Love With You

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.16.2016 | Fifty

Keeping the flame alive in any relationship takes work. But after decades together, we sometimes forget to show our partner they're still appreciated....

What I Know About (A) Marriage After 29 Years

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 02.18.2017 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

My husband and I have worked at our marriage; we've worked hard. We have been the movie that would make you uncomfortable in some parts, and have you crying in others. There have been several times when we might have quit.

13 Tell-Tale Signs You've Been Married Forever

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post 50, we know a thing or two about being with the same person for a long, long time. We've written about the highs, the indescribable ...

The 5 Fights All Long-Time Couples Have (And Most Keep Having)

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty

In between the champagne of New Year's and the red roses of Valentine's Day, we would like to assure you that nobody -- nobody -- has a blemish-free r...

Tearjerking Ad Shows Couple Fight Dementia To Relive The Moment They Met

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

Memories may fade, but true love never does in a new ad showing a couple battling dementia together by reflecting on their past. The ad was created f...

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

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.20.2016 | 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 to...

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 06.02.2016 | 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 05.18.2016 | 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.