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Marriage Advice

Ring Before Degree?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 12.01.2015 | Style
Jill Jacinto

Are there any smart men out there left to marry? According to divorced Princetonian Susan Patton's book, Marry Him by Choice, Not Chance, they aren't. Her book explains that all the good smart men are found in college. She advises women to first focus on finding a good partner in marriage and then a career. What do you think? While a lot of her tips are archaic I do see some truth in her statements.

20 Secrets Of Happily Married Couples

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

The real secret to a long and happy marriage is whatever works for you.

5 Great Pieces Of Advice Other People Gave To Me

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I'm not so big on advice-giving. But advice-taking -- that's another story.

How to Heat Up a Lukewarm Relationship

Amy Begel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

This snapshot of a therapy draws the curtain back on a dance that I see often in my office. Two caring people, inhabiting an unsatisfying relationship, and not sure how they got there. Discovering these tensions and bringing them into the open often helps break through the lukewarm temperature in these relationships.

8 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Andrea Cairella | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Andrea Cairella

There are many principles in cultivating a healthy relationship. After traveling around the world, interviewing thousands of couples in five different continents, I discovered the eight pillars of a hot, healthy, happy and harmonious relationship.

Mo'Nique Explains Why She Gives Her Husband 'A Pass To Cheat'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique is offering up some interesting marriage advice in a new interview with True Exclusives.  In the article, the twi...

7 Realities Of Divorce I Learned The Hard Way

Kathy Kaveh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Divorce
Kathy Kaveh

Divorce is difficult. No matter how common, it is one of the most challenging of life's experiences. It's not just your marital status that changes -- your entire life shifts. When divorce is personal, everything you've read, heard or seen takes on a new angle. Divorce for me was an alien concept, and the realities that came with it were not something I was prepared for. I had to re-identify myself, my role as a person, a woman, and a mother.

The Danger In Approaching Marriage The Old-Fashioned Way

Catherine Grant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Catherine Grant

Marriages are not like diamonds or tattoos. They are not eternal and undying. They are henna and wood, constantly made new to be beautiful, daily polished in order to shine. Relationships are not meant to be declared permanent and then taken for granted as a fixture.

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs To Know

Justice Schanfarber | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Justice Schanfarber

Women leave for many reasons, but there's one reason in particular that haunts me, one that I want men to understand: Women leave because their man is not present.

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty

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16 Things Divorce Teaches You About Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.04.2015 | Divorce

You love differently -- and usually, a whole lot smarter -- after divorce. Below, HuffPost Divorce bloggers and readers on Facebook share some o...

A Couple's Repair Playbook

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Thea and Duane Harvey

What distinguishes successful couples is the ability to repair. How we handle the breakdown makes all the difference in the world. Don't be discouraged by conflict. Whether disconnections are frequent or few and far between, they can deepen trust if you step into the repair mode promptly.

Women May Internalize Relationship Problems While Men Get Frustrated

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.&n...

How Talking to Yourself Can Save Your Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

For a good relationship, who do you think is the most important person with whom you should communicate well? If you think it's someone other than yourself, think again.

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

Wendy Hassett | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Wendy Hassett

On your wedding day as you stand there making vows and commitments in front of family and friends, through no fault of your own, you really have no idea what marriage looks like, how it will feel, the ups and downs you will endure together, and how it will change as the years tick by.

'Til Death Do Us Part

Molly Knight Forde | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weddings
Molly Knight Forde

These 18 years of marriage, however, are measured in Sunday morning pancakes, piano sonatas, birthday parties, graduations of every kind including kindergarten rainbow bridge ceremonies and memorable "when are we gonna get there" family trips.

Relationship Warning: 4 Signs That Your 'Flirting' Is Flirting With Cheating!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 10.15.2015 | Divorce
Antonio Borrello, PhD

Why do committed people flirt? When should a committed person (or their partner) become concerned that flirting has gone too far? This article explains the various types of flirting and alerts you to four signs that your 'flirting' is 'flirting' with cheating.

'Me Time' Enhances Marriages

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

You may have heard that a weekly date with your partner fosters a good relationship. Do you also make sure to enjoy self-nurturing activities individually? By overdoing togetherness, you can lose touch with your essential self.

Were the Beatles Right About Love?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 10.12.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Were the Beatles right? Is love really all you need for a good marriage? Actually that's a terribly destructive myth.

Advice on Staying Married From a Woman Who's Divorced

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 10.13.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

As with most things in life, you learn by making mistakes. And so, I realized I've learned about marriage the hard way too; not by being married but by getting a divorce.

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

YourTango | Posted 10.12.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

It's the little things that count most.

Jay Leno Reveals The Secret To A Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty

Former late-night TV host Jay Leno might seem like an unlikely source of serious advice, but the comedian offered some deep words of w...

You've Heard This Sex Advice Before -- But Here's Why You Should Pay Attention

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.08.2015 | OWN

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11 Small Things You Can Do In A Marriage That Make A Big Difference

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings

Marriages are often thought of and celebrated in milestones -- weddings, babies and new houses, to name a few. But it's really the small, everyd...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 17. Five Ways to Keep a New Mom Happy.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When you become a father, if you really fall head over heels with the baby, you begin to appreciate the woman with whom you share the awesome responsibility of parenting in an entirely new light.