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Long Marriage

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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
YourTango

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.

This Man Has Written His Wife Over 10,000 Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty

Saturday will mark the one day of the year when couples in many parts of the world pull out all the stops to make romantic gestures for their special ...

How One Couple Turned An Epic Fight Into Fuel For Love

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

We had a fight the other day, a big, messy fight that scared us both. Tim and I dug ourselves in so deeply and so quickly, I wondered if this was the moment that would mark the end of our 28-year marriage.

Why My 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Marriage Didn't Work

Tim Peek | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Somewhere in the middle of my marriage, I gave up. I had built up an inventory of complaints -- Meg's bossiness, my withdrawal from physical contact, our adequate but perfunctory sex life -- but resolving them just seemed too daunting to be in the realm of possibility, so I kept them to myself.

How A Glue Stick Brought My Husband And I Closer Together

Meg Dennison | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Instead of thinking of the year ahead as a problem to be solved, we've found we're much more likely to consider the potentials -- without getting stopped by the impossibility of what our creative brain comes up with.

The One (Dance) Move That Saved My Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Guys -- especially married guys -- hate dancing, and I am no exception. Problem is, my wife loves to dance. But she knew I didn't dance when we met, so that was just part of the deal.

3 Ways To Reignite Your Long-Dead Sexy Side

Meg Dennison | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

One day I woke up to the realization that I wanted to feel more heat in my life. I wanted to feel more flow, more desire and, well, sexier. And unlike all those magazine articles offering advice on how to turn on my man, I wanted to feel sexier for myself. If it also turned on my husband, even better.

3 Ways I Plan To Be A Better Lover In 2015

Tim Peek | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I'm committing to three things in 2015 to become a better lover, partner and husband to my wife: active appreciation, taking responsibility, and telling the truth. I didn't always do these things, but I've discovered a direct correlation to better sex, fun and closeness in our relationship.