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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Tying The Knot

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

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
High50

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
YourTango

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
YourTango

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 Grandparents.com 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.

Keeping Your Relationship Hydrated

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Just like tiny raindrops, there are small things you can do every day to fill up the reserves. The more drops or positive things you pour into the relationship, the more cushion you have for the dry spells. The result is a strong foundation of trust, love and patience.

12 Things Couples Still Won't Do In Front Of Each Other (Even After Years Together)

Voices Editors | Posted 05.15.2015 | Weddings

One of the best parts about being in a long-term relationship is getting to that point where you feel totally comfortable around each other. T...

The Sexless Marriages Nobody Talks About

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Divorce

If you ask Heather*, she'll tell you that overall she has a good marriage. She and her husband of 10 years get along and have fun together. They just ...

10 Ways To Stay Happily Married In A World Of Naysayers

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Some of the worst marriages I've seen have gotten as bad as they are because neither partner is willing to risk: to apologize, to reach out, to be vulnerable, to name what needs to be addressed. Remember, you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want your marriage to grow.

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weddings
Meerabelle Dey

Engagements are a wonderful whirlwind. There is the excitement of telling everyone your good news, there are parties and there is the fun of wedding planning. However, the engagement period is also a time when you should think long and hard about whether you truly are ready for marriage.

How to Write the Perfect Mother's Day Card

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Men: Listen up. A lot of you need help in the letter writing department. My husband is actually pretty good at it, but I've dated a lot of you and sat...

My Business Almost Cost Me My Marriage

Rachel Luna | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Rachel Luna

How do we divorce-proof our marriages while also following our passion and confidently building the business of our dreams?

10 Things Fathers Of Small Children Can Do On Mother's Day That Don't Cost Diddly

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Make a list of 10 things that make her a remarkable woman and mother. Be really specific. She will probably tape it inside a cabinet somewhere and look at it all year, so make it good. Do the same thing next year, and she will have tons of sweet things to look at when you screw things up.