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Marriage Advice

Maybe the Righteous Brothers Were Right: 4 Signs You've Lost That Loving Feeling

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.27.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Long term relationships: The goal isn't just to stay together forever; you want the years together to be good ones. With anything that unfolds over time, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and not notice that something is slowly deteriorating right before your very eyes.

What You'll Never Fix About Your Marriage (and Why You Don't Have to)

Rachel Weinstein | Posted 03.27.2015 | Weddings
Rachel Weinstein

More than, "Do we have enough in common?" or "Can he finish my sentences?" I think the important question is: "Am I open and willing to work towards finding the gifts in our similarities and differences?"

8 Tough Truths to Consider When Your Partner Doesn't Want Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
Abby Rodman, LICSW

What if you're in a serious relationship -- perhaps thinking about marriage -- and your partner is no-room-for-negotiation sure that s/he never wants children. Perhaps you've been on the procreation fence yourself.

Don't Sweat the Sweat Stuff

Lisa Grunwald | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Grunwald

In 2015, women shouldn't be held to a higher standard than men in keeping themselves attractive; they should, naturally, be valued for more than their appearance. On the other hand, in 2015, all people in their rightful convictions might strive to be just a little more flexible -- as flexible, say, as an elastic waistband.

15 Things I'm Embarrassed To Admit I Need From My Future Wife

YourTango | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

I hope you don't overlook me because I'm not that tall, dark and handsome guy that you always seem to notice.

The Real Harm in Multitasking

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.

When Your Marriage Needs a Break

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 03.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Break rooms aren't just for television or real-world offices, though. Ted and I have one in our marriage. Although it's not the kind with a coffee maker or refrigerator. We discovered it in our first year of marriage.

My Ex Has Cancer. What Should I Feel?

Sara Cornell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Sara Cornell

I'm not sure if with age and wisdom we would have any more in common than we did 20+ years ago, but the notion that water does indeed flow over the dam made me feel that the year was off to an emotionally healthy and positive start.

Really Bad Advice From The Woodstock Era

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

If you believed that you were about to be drafted in Vietnam, you might have had good reason to "love the one you're with" instead of falling in love with someone. But for other people, such as your boyfriend, it didn't work out so well if he wasn't the one you were with that night.

Marriage and Cancer: 10 Ways to Maintain Your Relationship After a Diagnosis

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

A diagnosis will bring out the best and worst of you and your partner. It has the potential to tear your relationship apart or bring you closer together more intimately than you could have imagined. As the saying goes, it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you respond.

How to Be a Better Wife

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

When I got married I was utterly clueless because I hadn't had any long-term relationships before him, but now I have something to work with and so I have decided to make a game plan.

What Older Men Want Young Men To Know About Love

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

According to the older men, one key to a long marriage can be summed up as "give your partner's interests a try." Among unhappy couples and divorced elders, resentment of a spouse's independent interests shone through. The partner's passion for an activity was seen as a threat to the relationship.

What Marriage Really Means

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

If we accept from the beginning that marriage is a long-term process and journey available to committed partners, our expectations, our standards of achievement, and our prospects for success will all be changed in the direction of more successful, durable and satisfying partnerships.

The Proper Care and Folding of T-Shirts

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Credit: And yet the laundry still hasn't folded itself by Jamelah E., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes made. When my husband Ted and I got married, he ha...

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 02.24.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

If you're in this union for the long haul, pick a tip or two for divorce-proofing your marriage.

The Secret To A Happy Marriage May Be In Your DNA

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

The secret to a happy marriage seems to be a never-ending topic of discussion, but Robert Levenson, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is taking a...

An Open Letter to All the 'Almost 30-Year-Old' Ladies Wanting to Get Married

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

You will find your dreamboat when he or she sails into your harbor on any given day. Just don't become single-focused. Travel. Love. Make friends. Pursue your dreams. Enjoy yourself. And I promise love will come into your life.

A Letter to the Lady On the Bus

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 02.24.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

It was a nine-thirty a.m. bus full of tourists, workers, and students headed to the city. He had been in line with who I believed to be his wife or serious partner right behind me as we filed onto the bus.

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

By no means am I suggesting that this is easy, but a healthy and thriving marriage requires hard work from both partners. Sometimes this hard work means each spouse laying down his or her arms and finally admitting, "It's not you. It's me. I messed up. How can we make this better?"

'Help' Is A 4-Letter Word

Emily Gallo | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

I have a knight in shining armor. He's making dinner or taking Noah to hockey practice or peeling polish from his toenails. That guy has a knight in shining armor, too. It's me, the missing piece in archaic princess culture. We make it through together. We help each other.

10 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Without Even Interacting With Your Husband

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.19.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

 If you really feel distant or angry, these are often easier options, and they can start changing your perspective for the better so that you're in a more tolerant and positive place when you do try to engage with him in the future.

How to Celebrate Life After Raising Kids

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Our kids have grown into full-sized Homo Sapiens fully capable of feeding themselves. The time has come to let them do their own hunting and gathering.

He Said/She Said: Should We Separate? Tips From a Marriage Counselor and Divorce Lawyer

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

When it comes to test-driving a separation everyone has an opinion, but no one disagrees more than your marriage counselor and your divorce attorney.

10 Pieces Of Retro Marital Advice That Have No Place In The Modern Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

After getting engaged, couples are generally inundated with a barrage of marital advice. And while it's all delivered with good intentions, sometimes ...

What 'Gone With the Wind' Taught Me About Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 02.18.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Most of us know that Margaret Mitchell wrote the 1936 novel Gone With the Wind. What you might not know is that if it weren't for her husband's encouragement, this work, and the Academy Award winning film it inspired, may never have seen the light of day.