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Long Term Relationships

Don't Set the Bar Too Low

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It is the path that insists that we awaken not only to our deepest desires and our deepest truths, but that we engage others in that same challenge: the pursuit of the fulfillment of what truly matters to us and the fulfillment of who we are as human beings.

Behold: The Happiest Relationship Ever, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Decades' worth of research has attempted to pinpoint what, exactly, makes a couple happy. Scientists have followed relationships over the course of ye...

Fleeing The Coop While Preserving The Nest

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Camille's life is the life shared by a generation of women who are now in their late 60s. They were stay-at-home moms who missed the women's movement by a few years but rejoiced in the doors that it opened for their daughters. They drove carpools, kept house, had dinner ready on the table when the breadwinner came home, and were the glue that silently kept the family together.

Couple Married 75 Years Shares Their Secret To Lasting Marriage

Posted 11.07.2013 | Weddings

After 75 years of wedded bliss, Morrie and Betty Markoff know a thing or two about making a marriage last. The secret to their success? Communication....

5 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Last month my daughter got married. During the ceremony, she and her husband gazed at each other ado...

If You Want A Healthy Relationship, Get A Life!

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 12.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I could almost hear him holding his breath, waiting for my response, and I think he let it out in a gasp when I said, "Oh goody! I have some friends I'd like to get together with, so I'll take advantage of having a free night."

The Most Important Reason Of All

Rick Modien | Posted 12.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Rick Modien

What accounts for the success of the twenty-one-year, monogamous relationship I've shared with Chris, the love of my life and my soul mate? How have we been able to stay together for so long, and what is our secret?

Why You Should Fire Your Marketing Department To Create Lasting Desire In Marriage

Dr. Corey Allan | Posted 10.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Corey Allan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgRelationships, especially close ones, present a problem (and we all face this problem). There's no way that you can be in a close, committed relationship, and not have your spouse discover who you really are.

A Charmed Life

Alan Shayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alan Shayne

I was there when they drilled into his bone to see if the cancer had spread. I reached out for his hand in case there was pain. Fortunately there wasn't, but I was there anyway. No one questioned my being with Norman, and I was treated as any husband or wife would have been.

WATCH: Their Touching Love Story Will Bring You To Tears

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last month, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, decided it was fi...

WATCH: Las Vegas Drag Queen Gets Big Surprise Onstage

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

Las Vegas audiences have watched drag queen Frank Marino perform for more than 25 years, and earlier this month, they got to see something even more s...

WATCH: Why I Regret Having A Boyfriend In College

Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

College is a time of self-discovery and experimentation, and for some students that includes exploring a serious relationship. But many young women ar...

The One Secret To Lasting Love

Posted 07.08.2013 | OWN

By Helen Fisher I have a friend who met her husband at a red light. She was 15, in a car with a pile of girls. He was in another car with a...

Why One Man Proposed HUNDREDS Of Times

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

After 30 years of asking his girlfriend to marry him, a British man finally got the answer he was waiting for: yes! Chris Green, 75, and Ann Turn...

11 Lessons Learned From 36 Years Of Marriage

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 editor Shelley Emling and senior writer Ann Brenoff have both been married to their respective partners a total of 36 years, collectively....

WATCH: This Is What 54 Years Of Unwavering Love Looks Like

Posted 06.14.2013 | Weddings

This is what 54 years of love looks like. Freedom to Marry released a video Wednesday of New Yorkers William Campbell and John Hilton telling the s...

7 Things Couples Should Do Long After the Honeymoon Is Over

Posted 05.30.2013 | Weddings

Written by Sasha Brown-Worsham on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir All marriages inevitably go through some rough patches. It's just impossible to spend ...

Move Past An Argument -- Quickly

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The next best thing to preventing conflict is having the skills to manage differences effectively. Most of us don't come into marriage with highly developed conflict-management skills, but these abilities can be cultivated through practice on the job.

Does Your Relationship Lack Passionate Sex? 7 Ways to Bring The Passion Back

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Feeling fully seen, accepted, valued and cherished are really wonderful experiences, and these feelings can generate the kind of safety that leads to intimacy, spontaneity and aliveness in the relationship and in the bedroom.

What Makes Sex Great For Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

How do some long-term couples keep their sex lives from deteriorating? Though their motivation to meet each other's needs, a new paper suggests. ...

What It Really Takes To Be Monogamous

Posted 04.04.2013 | Weddings

By Melissa Fritchle for Personally, I'm shocked that the TV show "The Bachelor" and its sister show "The Bachelorette" are still goin...

Relationship Advice: 5 Ways To Feel In Sync Again

Lisa Haisha | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Ultimately, you chose your partner for a reason. You have a soul-level connection that can transcend any differences. Hold strong to that fact and you'll soon find that smarts and social can indeed go hand-in-hand in any relationship.

Invest in Love Over Time

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Much like an investment that you put money into for the long term, so is the relationship. Is the value of an investment measured by what the investme...

WATCH: These Senior Couples Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weddings

There's probably no song that means more to a couple than their "first dance" song from their wedding, and in a unique new video, four couples adorabl...

Tending Love's Fire

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Though its initial spark might be as simple as lighting a match, maintaining a relationship is a complex endeavor requiring effort and attention. Using a bow, string and spindle stick to make fire is not easy, and neither is keeping a relationship alive.