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How Couple Conflict Can Make You Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Nathan Fertig We planned to spend the weekend on the Kings River with family. I was riding in the passenger seat, trying not to lose...

16 Ways To Keep Desire Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What if 'Happily Ever After After' was boring and didn't come 'naturally'? Have you noticed that nothing ever comes after 'Happily Ever After' in fairy tales? And monotony works fabulously for lots of people and yet the biggest problem couples and individuals have is the loss of desire.

5 Marriage Rules You Should Always Break

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The rules for a happy marriage are always bandied about with a reverence usually reserved for the Ten Commandments. B...

How to Tune Out Your Inner Critic and Tune in to Your Deepest Self

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
40 Percent and Rising

I share practices and strategies to support exploring and integrating your inner knowing, rather than dreading the feelings of being out of control in overwhelm, numbing or anger, to help women get more grounded in their intimate relationships from the inside out. So what strategies can we employ to tune into our deeper sense of knowing? Here are a few to consider:

Minoring in Long Distance Marriage

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The first year of marriage is hard. From learning the little quirks of your spouse by living together to navigating through your first big fight, there are ups and downs every new couple faces.

10 Things I Want My Engaged Daughter To Know About Marriage

Susan Bonifant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Susan Bonifant

Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.

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...

Why '5 Reasons We Can't Handle Marriage Anymore' Was Totally Off Base

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Alicia Cook

I am not a psychologist. I am not a marriage expert. I am not a "sex columnist." I am just a person who has been in a committed relationship for most of my adult life, and all I can say is, if marriage isn't working these days, it's because of the people we are today not anything else.

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...

This Couple Tied The Knot After 68 Years Apart

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings

Frank Gray and Ada Hatch's love story began in 1946, when the two first locked eyes at church camp. The pair hit it off right away, Hatch told Huf...

Pass the Diacetyl and Save Your Marriage

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

If you are a therapist, member of the clergy, marriage counselor, or author of a book about relationships, Life in the Boomer Lane has some mighty bad news for you. For the mere cost of a movie ticket (and, of course, popcorn), one's marriage can be saved.

A True Love Story

Hannah Preston-Pita | Posted 04.05.2015 | Weddings
Hannah Preston-Pita

What I found seems simple, however, like many of the couples reported it requires dedication, consistency, and you must work at it. I have taken all their responses and turned it into a commitment of promises that couples can make to each other. Something to work on every wonderful day of your lives together.

The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret Of A Happy Relationship

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Mary-Lou Stephens

Sometimes I want to be weak and helpless and have someone else to blame for everything that's wrong in my life. But if that's true, where does it leave me? What can I learn or improve from that position of helplessness?

(Gr)attitude

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.

8 Creative, Crazy Romantic Anniversary Ideas

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com So your anniversary’s coming up and you want to do something original and loving. A candlelight dinner is nice but ...

Thou Shalt Never Meet a Gym Crush

Brad Liberti | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

There are certain rules in our dating culture that even though never formally stated, still somehow become ingrained within us all. To spare you the pain of making the same mistake that I recently did... added to this tacit list of romantic do's and don't's should be another decree. Thou shalt never meet a gym crush.

Is Hollywood Ruining Our Relationships?

Gina Hussar | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Gina Hussar

Are we, thanks to steamy love scenes with perfect lighting and airbrush makeup, setting our expectations too high? The best love, the greatest sex, the happiest moments don't happen on set. Relationships that stand the test of time are plenty flawed and far from Brangelina cool.

The Myth of Unconditional Love and The Case for the 1950s Housewife

Catherine Zinger | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings
Catherine Zinger

What if being an "evolved" version of the 1950s housewife is by choice? When someone willingly assumes the role of pleasing one's man as her daily modus operandi, does that make her subservient or just plain wise?

Love Is Waiting For A Test Result and Having Someone Hold Your Hand

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I learned that love -- true, gut-wrenching, walk through fire, lay down everything for someone love -- is simply just holding their hand.

How to Pray for Good Sex -- And Get It!

Peggy Payne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Some things work whether you believe in them or not. Perhaps God exists and is available even to nonbelievers. While you're experimenting in bed, whatever your spiritual condition, I dare you to add this into the mix.

Life With Joe, Before And After His Bipolar Diagnosis

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

The sad fact is that you don't have control over what someone else does. You can't force someone to do something they do not want to do. My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder. And in 2011, when he was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, he refused to believe that.

5 Signs Your Marriage Is On Shaky Ground

Posted 09.02.2014 | Divorce

Written by Sasha Brown Worsham on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir Ask any married couple and you will hear the same thing: Being married is not easy. L...

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

15 Things Every Couple Should Talk About Before Getting Married

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

I've been writing an advice column in some shape or form for close to 10 years now, and I can say with confidence that at least 75 percent of the letters I receive from married people are about issues that could have been avoided if the couples had better communicated their expectations about married life before tying the knot.

The Most Important Lesson I Learned In My First Year Of Marriage

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

As my wife and I approach our first anniversary, I've taken some time to think about all the lessons I've learned over the past year (let's be honest -- all the lessons my wife has taught me). There's one lesson I've yet to write about, though. And I happen to believe it's the most important lesson I learned in my first year of marriage.