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The 5 Days I Fell Hardest For My Wife

Posted 02.05.2014 | OWN

By David Schickler One man shows how all of us can see our long-term loves as exciting and unforgettable -- all over again. (He's written a memoir ...

Marriage and the Art of Compromise: It All Starts With the Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Wedding planning together, with or without a wedding planner, is a challenge. I think of it as a little pre-marital joke God is making. As in, get over yourselves -- it's a ceremony and party and certainly nothing worth screaming and yelling at each other about.

How I Learned To Stop 'Fixing' My Wife When She's Not Broken

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings
Doug Zeigler

I start by saying something silly, my normal approach to "helping" my wife. The opening salvo launched to combat her frustrations and unhappiness. I'm usually pretty deft at this dance, but this time she just looked at me and said, "Stop trying to fix me and LISTEN." She didn't say it angrily, she just said it matter-of-factly.

Jimmy Fallon Is Gunning For 'Husband Of The Year' Title In New Interview

Posted 01.30.2014 | Weddings

There are many reasons we love Jimmy Fallon: his humor, his spot-on thank you notes, his adorably messy hair, and now, his wonderful marriage advice. ...

'Divorce Court' Judge Lynn Toler Has Some Advice That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce

Years of presiding over bickering couples has taught "Divorce Court" judge Lynn Toler something you might not expect: the secret to staying married. ...

The Marriage Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Of course, there's no way to know for sure you're picking the right partner. But I gained a key insight from our interviews over the past several years with around 800 of the oldest Americans -- a group that if you add it all up had over 25,000 years of experience in marriage.

What The Hard Work Of Marriage Looks Like

Clint Edwards | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weddings
Clint Edwards

Marriage is a different kind of work -- a kind of work that happens ALONGSIDE the regular life work of your job, caring for your family, making ends meet, and so on.

'This Is Marriage'

Carrie Cariello | Posted 03.27.2014 | Weddings
Carrie Cariello

I thought; this is marriage. One day you're shopping for shoes at the outlets and just a few weeks later, the new shoes your husband reluctantly bought for himself will sit, discarded, in a room down the hall while someone else breathes for him.

5 Things To Say When Someone Asks Why You Aren't Married

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Those who take their time are aware that life is not only about the wedding, the honeymoon and the first couple of years, and they are realistic enough to understand that love doesn't come after you get married -- well at least not the kind of love they want.

9 Ways To Build A Happy And Long-Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.24.2014 | Weddings

No can say for sure which ingredients and qualities are guaranteed predictors of a happy and successful marriage. Sometimes, the best we can do is pie...

6 Things That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

One of the saddest things about divorce, as far as we're concerned? Oftentimes, it's not until after you've finalized the split that you begin to real...

Let's Talk About Your Relationship Resolutions for 2014!

Jim Halfens | Posted 03.23.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

For my first blog in 2014 I found it important to think about the deeper cause of all divorce procedures I have so far experienced. Where did it all go wrong in the first place?

5 Ways You're Looking At Your Marriage All Wrong

Fawn Weaver | Posted 03.23.2014 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

Ralph Waldo Emerson brilliantly said, "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself." We live in an individualistic society, one that tells us "me first" is what is most important. In marriage, that can't be further from the truth.

Do Relationships Really Need To Be A Lot Of Work?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

By Blair Glaser for A client came to me distraught. He had been struggling in his relationship. His fiancée was non-responsive to...

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 ...

3 Tricks That Will Keep You Happily Married

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Written by Ericka Souter on CafeMom's blog, The Stir . There is a reason we are always in awe of couples that have been wed 10 years or more. Anyon...

17 Signs You're Ready To Settle Down

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

They say "when you know, you know" -- but how can you really be sure you're ready to tie the knot? Our friends at The Stir recently published a sto...

4 Things (About Marriage) You Can Learn From Your Friend's Divorce

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

You support their choice—and you'll help in any way—but you might also pick up some insights about your own relationship. By Leigh Newman 1...

The Letter Amelia Earhart Wrote To Her Fiancé On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Amelia Earhart was prepared to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but not to wed. The first time her fiancé, George Putnam, proposed to her, she said no....

My Wish for the Bride

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.16.2014 | Weddings
Sherri Kuhn

Her smile fills her face and his heart, as he gently dips and sways with her to the music. They are so young, so much in love and so very newly-wed. Less than one hour old, their marriage is as fresh as they come and filled with promise and hope.

How Acting Like You're Divorced Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

By Vicki Larson for Years ago I was at a party, the kind where booze and mouths overflowed. One of the overflowing mouths belonged t...

50 Reasons To Love Being Married

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Written by Jennifer Cullen on CafeMom's blog, The Stir. Husbands aren't perfect. Sorry if that bursts your bubble, but it's true. But I'll take...

The 11 Worst Pieces Of Marriage Advice

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Written by Kiri Blakeley for CafeMom’s, The Stir. People love to give marriage and relationship advice. Unfortunately, a lot of it will virtually...

So You're Newly Engaged... Now What?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

By Katie Parsons for Did your guy pop the question over the holidays? Though only 7 percent of Americans decide to get married in Decem...

10 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Right Now

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Written by Sasha Brown Worsham on CafeMom's blog, The Stir. Marriage is not easy. When you've seen people who make it 10, 15, and 30 years together...