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Long Term Relationships

8 Things Marriage Experts Say You Must Do Before Tying The Knot

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.22.2016 | Weddings

Marriage is one of the biggest commitments you’ll make in a lifetime. As with any big commitment, it’s best to prepare as fully and completely as ...

5 Ways To Keep Your Long Term Relationship Going Strong

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

After being together for a long time, couples can (and most do) lose the spark they once had. It is so easy to fall into routine and become comfortabl...

My Spouse And I Are 'Happily Enough' Married -- And That's Just Fine

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.21.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride. What is real is that we are 'happily enough' married.

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...

10 Signs You Have A Solid Foundation For A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Weddings

If you're considering getting engaged, it may be time for some introspection. Experts say there are certain signs that indicate whether or not your re...

15 Illustrations That Sum Up The Secrets Of Long-Lasting Relationships

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings

It's well known that maintaining a happy, successful relationship takes work. But just because it's called work doesn't mean it has to be hard. The il...

Couple Finally Wed After 44 Years Of Dating

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.19.2016 | Fifty

To all the ladies out there waiting for him to put a ring on it, take heart. A British couple is proof that fairytale endings can take time, but they'...

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....

13 Signs You're In A Healthy Long-Term Relationship

Aly Al Kholifi | Posted 02.16.2016 | Weddings
Aly Al Kholifi

No buts, no ifs. He is your ally. You can take on whatever life throws at you because you know he will always be somewhere there. You're never really alone in the most literal sense; you will always have a sidekick.

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 ...

Top 10 Reasons For Being -- And Staying -- Monogamous

Em & Lo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception.

Listen In On This Couple's Raw Conversation About Sexuality And Love

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

Meet Lynette and Corey. They've have been dating on and off for four years and are engaged to be married. In a new video from The Skin Deep documenta...

How To Enjoy A More Creative Sex Life Without Upsetting Your Partner

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

So what is a "Relationship Pioneer" and how does anyone stay together happily for 10, 20, or 30-plus years? I think a 'Relationship Pioneer' is all of us that are not willing to throw away our 'foundational relationship' because we need something more added over time: whatever THAT more is.

The 6 Secrets Of Couples Who Stick Together Forever | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Recognize and embrace change People change throughout their lives. The “ultimate key to successful relationships is the ability to gro...

How To Sexcation Your Way To A Better Sex Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Sex-cation is defined as a vacation devoted entirely to sex. Sexcations usually occur over a long weekend, and the couple spend most of their time either in bed, having sex or eating food worthy of photographing. Sometimes, couples take specialized sexcation retreats or workshops.

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...

Why Our 'Swipe Right' Culture Is Killing Long-Term Relationships

Lauren Levine | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Lauren Levine

Somewhere along the way we've forgotten that building a connection with someone actually does require effort. There are growing pains. Instead, we want ready-made relationships. Just add water. We've lost interest in learning how the other person thinks and communicates.

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...

5 Ways to Have More Sex (Without It Feeling Like a Chore)

Em & Lo | Posted 05.14.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

What's on your nightstand right now? A stack of books and magazines, an alarm clock, a tube of Chapstick, a box of Kleenex, your iPhone? Now, how about your sex toys, where are they?

How Do You Keep Love Alive In A Long-Term Relationship? Try This!

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A few weeks ago we ran a story about a new film that tackles the question "what does it take to make a long-term relationship last?" As soon as we ...

Adjust These 3 'Sexpectations' for a Better Sex Life

Kristen Mark | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Mark

Below are three common areas where unrealistic expectations get in the way of a great sex life. Adjusting your expectations to be in line with these has the potential to impact your sex life and your overall relationship for the better.

9 Simple Ways To Build Intimacy In Your Relationship

Bustle | Posted 01.14.2015 | Weddings

The more you spend time with your SO because you want to -- not because you're obligated to or have automatic plans every Friday night -- the more you're likely to appreciate them and stop viewing them as a sort of breathing ottoman.

Satisfaction Highlights Midlife Relationship Strains

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Time will tell as to whether Satisfaction will remain true to its premise of showing us how the lines of individual and joint development evolve over time. For the moment, it's a relief to have a break from the usual midlife silliness and instead to explore this important period of life's deeper themes.

Experiencing An Affair And Divorce At 84

Next Avenue | Marlayna Glynn Brown | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Marlayna Glynn Brown I don't see my parents often, and by parents I mean my mother and my stepfather, Denny, of 35 y...

POLL: How Do You And Your Significant Other Maintain The Spark In Your Relationship?

Posted 05.05.2014 | Home

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