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Midlife Wedding Do's and Don'ts: 10 Things I Wish I'd Known

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.19.2016 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

A few short months ago, I got married for the second time. Planning a midlife wedding wasn't so different from the one I planned in my early twenties ...

What Is the #1 Predictor of a Breakup?

James J. Sexton | Posted 05.11.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

In my view the #1 predictor of a break up would be the rate at which the partners in a relationship stop demonstrating the small daily gestures that make you feel special and loved and connected in that relationship.

Underwood Family Values -- A Template for a Marriage

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Laurie Israel

I'm a late adopter. While the Netflix-produced political drama "House of Cards" premiered back in February of 2013, and four seasons (totaling 52 epi...

My Husband Is First and My Kids Are Second

Megan Spiteri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Megan Spiteri

Before I was married, I would have thought my children come first, and my husband was second. Children are our world; they are a piece of us. It makes sense they would be first. Wrong.

How Withholding Can Lead to Divorce

Tiffany Beverlin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Divorce
Tiffany Beverlin

Withholding, what is it? Well it is a defined as an emotionally abusive behavior or tactic, a form of denying, refusing to communicate or do something...

Marriage Quotes That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Malini Bhatia | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Malini Bhatia

Here are a few of my favorite quotes pertaining to all things marriage because I think they do a really good job of helping us define what we want our marriages to be and how we plan to act within them. I hope you find them as fun and informational as I do!

How Partnering Deepens Your Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Do you ever feel lonely in your relationship? Do you crave a deepened connection with your...

8 Things I Learned About Marriage From My Happily Married Parents

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

When my dad died six years ago, my parents had been married 64 years. This week marks their 70th wedding anniversary. And we will celebrate -- because they are certainly still married. In my mother's heart and in our memories.

7 Pieces Of Marriage Advice For Realists, Not Romantics

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.30.2016 | Divorce

Sick of reading the same tired relationship advice about never going to bed angry and the importance of date night? We hear ya. Below, relationship a...

The Harsh Reality of Divorcing With Children

Quora | Posted 04.29.2016 | Divorce
Quora

Why would people divorce knowing that they'd mess up their children's life?v originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compel...

Brian McKnight Has 2 Pieces Of Advice For Anyone About To Get Married

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.28.2016 | OWN

Grammy winner Brian McKnight is perhaps best known for writing poignant ballads and singing sultry love songs, but some of his most powerful relations...

The 11 Most Important Phrases In A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Weddings

Happy couples regularly say "I love you," but those three little words alone aren't enough to keep the spark alive through the ups and downs of a long...

Codependents Also Hurt Their Children

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Ross A. Rosenberg

Although the codependent parent is harmed by their narcissistic partner, their codependency should not be considered a valid excuse for not protecting their children.

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?

8 Pieces of Advice I Wish I'd Listened To Before I Married

Divorced Moms | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Hindsight is indeed 20/20.

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

Julie Santiago | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Julie Santiago

Whether we like it or not, we are ALL fed this FAIRY TALE story about relationships our entire lives only to realize that the real work begins when the newness wears off and LIFE starts to happen. Happily ever after is possible but maybe just not every hour of every day!

'My Husband Made Me Stay In A Job I Hated And I Still Resent Him'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe that you and your husband could potentially repair this marriage, but it would be a paradigm shift. You would need to openly acknowledge and explore the toxic patterns that you both perpetuated in this marriage for the past decade or more.

Dear Hubby: Please Just Listen

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.18.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

I know that we are busy trying to raise our family, excel in our careers and keep our heads above water. But, I can't do this without you. We can't do this without one another. Please, look at me and notice my hurt. Please stop what you are doing, turn off the tv and put down your phone -- then sit with me and let me release.

I Found 'The One' But I'm Not Ready For Marriage

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. We've lived in four cities together, and we share our home, our creative work and our dreams with each other. He's the one, and I plan to marry him. But not today. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.

Today I Positively Celebrate My Ex-Wife

Bill Douglas | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

April 14 is National Ex Spouse Day. Who knew! I didn't, and now that I'm enlightened I want to positively celebrate my ex. Sounds crazy, huh? You probably think I'm a lunatic to do this given all I've written about recovering from divorce, being a divorced entrepreneur, a single dad, etc.

How Having A Baby Ruined My Idea Of A Perfect Marriage

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

He used to look at me from across a crowded bar or party with eyes that subtly hinted, "Let's get out of here." Now, he looks at me from across the house with eyes that basically scream, "You could use a shower, a glass of wine, or maybe something stronger."

Facebook Couples, True Love or Not So Much?

Bill Flanigin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce
Bill Flanigin

Whether you're from Mars or Venus shouldn't matter here. The secret is the same for all of us. Relationships aren't "work". I hate that phrase. If you're working too hard on your relationship, you may be with the wrong person. The real phrasing is that real love means growing and evolving and being open to that transformation together as a couple.

5 Allergens to Avoid in the Dating World

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Ms. Canyon Girl

In my mind, I have focused on four or five things that I know are deal breakers for me. I have come to think of these things as allergens. Just as someone may be allergic to pollen or fur, I am hypersensitive to certain allergens. My body will experience an adverse reaction if I am exposed to these annoying and dangerous allergens.

Can Movie Night Replace Couples Therapy?

Ellen Huerta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Ellen Huerta

A little while ago we shared research that found that couples who Netflix together stay together. But can the perks of therapy be had without leaving the loveseat? According to a University of Rochester study, yes.

26 Ways Couples Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings

There's no denying that saying "I love you" is hugely important in any happy, healthy relationship. But finding ways to show your partner just how muc...