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10 Reasons People Get Married, Even If They Know Better

Divorced Moms | Posted 04.25.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Bystanders often ask the obvious question: If they knew they shouldn't, and they wished they hadn't, then why did they?

3 Lessons About Relationships That I Learned From My Mother

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Shlomo Slatkin

Whatever stage of relationship you are in, you can start now and implement these lessons that I learned from my mother.

8 Marriage Secrets Relationship Experts Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings

It seems like family, coworkers, close friends and even acquaintances are always doling out unsolicited marriage advice. And while their tips usual...

The #1 Ingredient To Great And Lasting Love

Lexi Soulios | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings
Lexi Soulios

Rather than trying to figure out all the different components of how to make love last, focus instead on creating an atmosphere of respect with your partner. The more you can do this, the more other vital elements of the relationship, like trust, intimacy, passion, love, and so on, will naturally flourish.

The Case For Including Sex In Your Marriage Vows

Em & Lo | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Here are a few things I've done to help me be more intimate with my husband (often leading to some great sex). Some of these sound crazy, but stick with me.

8 Lessons I've Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Jessica Dimas | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings
Jessica Dimas

I've learned a lot of lessons in my relatively short, 12 years of marriage; the usuals -- like not saying the "D" word, accepting that my husband doesn't always flush the toilet, and that throwing wooden spoons at walls while cooking makes more work for me than trying to prove how mad I was. But there are a few important lessons I've learned (mostly the hard way) that have truly helped save my marriage countless times.

The 5 Biggest Myths About Divorce

Bustle | Posted 04.10.2015 | Divorce
Bustle

This may sound easy, but with so many myths, misconceptions and piles of misinformation out there, it's actually quite hard to separate people's expectations from reality.

My Husband Had a One Night Stand

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

There are many paths to recovering from infidelity, and many couples are able to look back at the affair as a time that facilitated tremendous growth in their relationship. Sometimes, it helps shine a light on problems in the marriage, or opens up a dialogue about sex and intimacy.

Why Long-Married Spouses Should Write A Singles Ad

Shira Dicker | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Shira Dicker

Want to stay married past the exciting but perilous Empty Nest stage of family life -- when incidents of divorce spike like the polygraph printouts of pathological liars? Perhaps the solution is to write a Singles Ad.

5 Steps To Being A Better Husband

David Reyes | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
David Reyes

I'm not here to tell you husbands are bad and wives are good. What I am saying is that in order to work on a relationship, you must first look at yourself.

Why Am I Married To Such A B*tch?!

Tim Peek | Posted 04.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I believe my wife is the perfect match for me: she's smart, creative, sexy and loving. And Meg also knows how to push my buttons in a way that drives me up the wall. That also makes her perfect for me.

Relationships: You Can Rediscover Love and Intimacy!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Rather than take emotional responsibility for her own well being, Wendy was making Terence and her children emotionally responsible for her. She was abandoning herself, just as her parents had abandoned her, and was expecting Terence to give her what she never received from her parents.

4 Signs You've Lost That Loving Feeling

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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.