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5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

I Found 'The One' But I'm Not Ready For Marriage

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. We've lived in four cities together, and we share our home, our creative work and our dreams with each other. He's the one, and I plan to marry him. But not today. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

Isiah McKimmie | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Isiah McKimmie

If we are going to form habits as a couple, why not form good ones?

Love Is Sweatpants and Take-out, Actually

Rasha Rushdy | Posted 02.14.2016 | Parents
Rasha Rushdy

We don't "do" Valentine's Day. This will horrify some of you. Some of you couldn't care less. And some of you will wholeheartedly support this stance. I have nothing against Valentine's Day. At all. It's just something we've decided not to commit to celebrating, by mutual agreement.

WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Baby,...

The One Non-Negotiable Thing About Every Relationship

Heather Gray | Posted 01.06.2016 | Weddings
Heather Gray

We don't have to understand why someone needs something. We just have to respect that they do. If we want to be in a relationship with them, we have to respect their needs and be willing to meet them to the best of our ability.

The Lamp Is Lit in Both of You, for One Another

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Every human interaction is an opportunity for giving love. All of us are either offering love or expressing our big need to be loved. There's nothing else. Both situations give us the opportunity to share love with the other.

Why I Ask My Wife to Marry Me Every Single Day

Richard Kronick | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weddings
Richard Kronick

I ask my wife to marry me everyday. Or sometimes I thank her for marrying me. Every single day, I make sure that my wife knows that I love being married to her. It has been almost ten years since our first date, we've been married for over six years and I plan to let her know every day for the rest of my life that I want her to be my wife.

7 Signs Your Husband Is Unhappily Married

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce

Have a sneaking suspicion that your husband is unsatisfied with your marriage? Below, psychologists and marriage therapists offer 7 common signs that ...

A Woman Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I know that my self-esteem decline interferes with me and my husband's intimacy. I know I don't feel attractive and that's why I'm not attracted. So I will continue to pray that I rediscover myself, that I rediscover my femininity, and that I gain the motivation to make myself feel and look beautiful again.

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.

What Happens if You Add Gratitude to the Equation?

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Ms. Canyon Girl

My biggest regret is that I didn't cherish my old, retired machine, until it was too late. Going forward, I will refrain from making trivial complaints about the new machine. I won't push the machine to do things it shouldn't do. Instead, I will appreciate all of the things it can do.

I've Seen Our Doom and It Is The Bachelorette

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Certainly the witnessing of other people making every kind of fool of themselves has never been more on display than in our love affair with reality television. Which must explain the inexplicable clusterf**k that is The Bachelorette.

How Couple Conflict Can Make You Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.