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Embracing the Darkness and Difficulties in Your Relationship

Dina Strada | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dina Strada

What a gift we can give someone we love by not giving up on them, but instead reaching out our arms and being there when they make it through to the other side.

No, You Can't Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (But Here's What You Can Do Instead)

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.01.2015 | Divorce

The first rule to follow if you want to "divorce-proof" your marriage? Stop thinking it's even possible. As comforting as it may be to believe...

What I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self About Relationships

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.29.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Don't sacrifice yourself for the sake of your partner.

How My Hetereosexual Marriage Was Rejected

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When I saw the images of people, long denied the chance for marriage, I could understand somewhat why they were happy. That's because, at one time in my life, my girlfriend and I were denied a chance to marry by several churches.

Don't Blame the Kids: The Truth About Relationship Issues

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Lena Aburdene Derhally

It would be great if couples problems were solved simply by prioritizing each other but it doesn't work that way for most people.

The Work Of Marriage Is The Hardest Work There Is | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce

I know everyone says that marriage takes work, but what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that I, as the wife, need to add "keep marriage chugging along" to my to-do list? Am I my marriage's caretaker? What if I'm too tired to do the work? Then what?

10 Realities Of Being Married To A Police Officer

Lisa Wilson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weddings
Lisa Wilson

Being married to a Police Officer is totally different than being married to a regular Joe. It is a responsibility, a burden and an honor/blessing. It is often thankless. It throws up challenges and has its rewards and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.

20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Tying The Knot

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2015 | Weddings

How can you know if your partner is a good match if you have no idea who you are?

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Put A Spark Back Into A Tired Relationship

High50 | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty

Relationship problems come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it might feel as though the spark has gone. It might be that you are going through a stage where you feel irritable and frustrated or you could be feeling neglected or hurt in some way. Whatever the problem, mindfulness can help.

Criticisms I've Faced Because I'm Engaged In My Early Twenties

Elizabeth C. Medlin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Elizabeth C. Medlin

I think a lot of people have misconceptions about women who get engaged in their early twenties, but it's the best decision I've ever made.

Wedding Day Wisdom... From a Single Mom

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Sharon Zarozny

The best I can do is tell them love is a choice you make every day and it's the annoying little things, which build up over time, that chip away at your love and marital bond.

My Husband and I Are Incompatible

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

30 questions later, we turn and look at each other with horror spread across our faces, realizing that not one of our answers is the same. "What! We thought we were soulmates!"

10 Tips to Improve Your Marriage: A Wife's Perspective

Louise Chapman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Louise Chapman

As a wedding photographer, I see the time, energy, and money invested into a wedding. Yes, it truly can be the happiest day of your life, but what about the "from this day forward" part? How much effort is invested into the marriage itself? It's easy to slip into a relationship where you just co-exist.

8 Conversations You Need To Have Before Marrying Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce

Frank Sinatra once crooned that love is lovelier the second time around but Ol' Blue Eyes wasn't telling the whole story: when you remarry, love i...

4 Little Things Men Should Never Stop Doing Once They're Married

YourTango | Posted 06.01.2015 | Weddings

Turning your back on true gentleman behavior isn't listed on the divorce documents as an official source of the whole thing breaking down, but I guarantee you it ought to be.

6 Ways to Keep the Passion Alive After Kids

Regan Long | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

Parenthood -- the biggest blessing and most incredible thing that can happen to a couple. However, too often, the couple that once was becomes subsumed in their new role as parents.

15 Essential Pieces Of Marriage Advice From Grandma And Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings

There's a lot to be learned about love and marriage from the people who've been at it a long, long time -- like grandma and grandpa. We recently a...

7 Tips for Successful Marriages After Divorce

Jim Halfens | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

Following my previous article about the reasons why failed first marriages spell doom for second or even third marriages; I received several emails asking me for tips to improve one's chances for success.

Crossing Continents: How to Move a Marriage

Donna Gorman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weddings
Donna Gorman

"Never take a damaged marriage overseas," they told me at the spouse orientation the year my husband joined the Diplomatic Security Service. Diplomatic Security, or DSS, is a little-known branch of the State Department that is responsible, as the name suggests, for keeping diplomats and other Americans safe overseas.

Is it Possible To Get Past An Affair?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Making a promise to stay faithful to one person and then breaking it is less about sex and more about lying. Affairs are a dilemma of integrity. If we are at heart a moral person, as most of us like to think of ourselves, how do we preserve our integrity in the face of our desire for variety?

11 Things Happy Couples Don't Do

YourTango | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings

Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck.

6 Rules For Fighting With Your Spouse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM If you think avoiding arguments is the key to a happy marriage, most experts would say you're wrong. "I actually don'...

'I Never Imagined That I Would Be 43 and Single.'

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

Your longtime love sees you through a filter of loving timelessness. They know that your soft tummy was caused by growing their babies, the lines by your eyes the product of shared laughs. To be middle-aged and single can be rather awkward, especially if you can't laugh about it.

Important Areas of Compatibility

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many couples come into counseling saying that they have realized they are just not compatible. One or both partners, but usually the woman, says that these areas of incompatibility are making the relationship hopeless.