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11 Ways People Justify Staying In A Bad Marriage

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

No marriage is easy. Even the happiest couples have their issues. That said, there are countless men and women who are in marriages they know in their hearts have gotten really bad. Yet, they stay. Why?

This Is How To Love The One You're With

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

There is no perfect man. And in case you didn't get the memo, you aren't perfect either. The issue is that most of us don't understand relationship maintenance at all or how to care for each other past the first blush of heat. Do you really know how to love a man or are you living in constant conflict?

How To Take Control During A Midlife Crisis

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.12.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What do you do when someone you thought you knew like the back of your hand mutates into someone you don't recognize? The midlife crisis. Or that's what we tend to call it.

5 Reasons To Merge Last Names When You Marry

Em & Lo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

We'd retain our last names for our respective work purposes, but for family affairs we wanted to be a united front. If he wasn't going to take my last name (because why should either one of our names get special preference?), then we needed another option. For us, merging was the most elegant solution.

10 Things You May Not Know About Infidelity

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

It's easy to think you will leave if your spouse betrays you, but when confronted with the reality of divorce and dissolving your marriage, the stakes are really high. It's not that overcoming the devastation of infidelity is easy, it isn't. But it can be done.

10 Important Lessons My Parents Taught Me About Marriage

Brita Long | Posted 05.16.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

Just a few short months ago, my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Like most couples, they have also faced their fair share of challenges during the duration of their marriage, and they relied on each other to get through them. I feel fortunate to have such great role models for my own marriage.

5 Strategies for Creating a Winning Marriage

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weddings
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are several keys to being an effective partner in a marriage. First and foremost you have to know yourself well enough to be wise to your motivations, quirks, downfalls and strengths which will impact your marriage and you must know those same elements in your partner.

12 Pieces Of Clichéd Marriage Advice That Actually Hold True

YourTango | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings

The couple that plays together, stays together.

Can This Long-Time Marriage Survive?

Dianne Harman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Our long-time marriage has become a kind of dinosaur in this day and age where starter marriages have become the norm.

24 Marriage Lessons Every Couple Should Learn

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Marriage is not a 24-hour repair shop. Your marital partner is not supposed to meet your every need. Some of those needs you may have to take care of yourself. Through your friendships or other activities.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.

10 Signs Your Marriage Is On Shaky Ground

Mari Lyles | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce
Mari Lyles

If any of these weeds are cropping up in your marital garden, and you want to keep your marriage, try tackling the problem now, before these weeds becomes full grown bushes.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

12 Things I've Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
Galit Breen

Don't waste time being wistful for who you once were. Instead, stay grateful for who you are to each other today. Being grateful and present sheds the right light on everything and everyone.

Remember Your Wedding Day Is Just That -- A Day!

Raquel Kelley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

We've all heard the cliché: It's not the wedding, but the marriage that lasts a lifetime. As we drove home from the hospital, this statement could not have been more true.

The Bedroom Mistake That Adds Distance To A Relationship

OWN | Posted 05.07.2014 | OWN

Felisha and Don, a couple from just outside Detroit, have been married for 13 years and are in the midst of a relationship crisis. Their past mistakes...

In A Bad Relationship? New Study Says You Can Blame Your Parents

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Love life got you down? It might be time to take a look back on your teenage years. A new study says your relationship with your parents during adoles...

What Marriage Is Really Like After 23 Years

Shelley Emling | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Today is my wedding anniversary. Yep, it was exactly 23 years ago that I eloped with the man of my dreams, tying the knot wearing jeans and a black ...

Marrying Him Won't Make Your Friends Like Him if They Hated Him Before -- It Just Screws Up Your Friendships

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every person out there has suffered through a close friend's boyfriend or girlfriend that they couldn't stand. It's a fact of life.

Caught Between 'Longing' And 'Settling" In Your Midlife Marriage?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

Linda was worried. She and her husband had been experiencing more conflict, lately, especially since their two children had finished college and were off on their own. She said it felt like they were on different wavelengths about nearly everything - sex, money, lifestyle.

Does Physical Attractiveness Make a Happy Marriage?

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Doesn't it take longer than four years to realize you are married to someone whose face has now been consumed by their neck and whose nose is either much larger than was originally presented or has now started to sprout acres of nose hair?

It Is Possible for a Married Couple to Work and Live Together in Harmony - Tips for Successfully Spending 24/7 With Your Spouse

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Our first few years of marriage, I frequently travelled for business, so we never got enough time together. Now we live in what equates to the world's tiniest town, where we work together all day and can't leave the island after dark. You wanna talk about marital challenges?

The Big Lie Couples Tell Themselves Before Marriage

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There is one thing that I know about choosing the person that you're going to spend the rest of your life with -- whoever he or she is when you get married, what you see is what you get. You're not going to change them because of some vows and rings.

6 Unconventional Ways To Save Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 07.01.2013 | Divorce

When a couple's marriage is on the rocks, they typically seek advice from friends, family and marriage counselors. After all, what better way to save ...