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12 Things No One Tells You About The First Year of Marriage

Glamour | Posted 09.30.2015 | Weddings

By Jillian Kramer, Glamour You think you're prepared for marriage--why wouldn't you be? You've discussed money, sex, whether you want children, and...

More Than a Housewife

Shannon Day | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Shannon Day

Sometimes it just doesn't sit well knowing that I am the keeper of the towels. Sometimes it feels daunting, degrading even, that all the dirt and the mess that happens on and all around my family members is there waiting for me.

I'm In An Open Marriage -- But It's Not What You Think

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 09.25.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

The truth is, it was a fairly easy decision to make, albeit not necessarily an easy one to practice over the years. After all, like all things worth having, an open marriage comes with a price. Yep, while it brings a definite freedom to our relationship, it isn't as easy as it sounds. Before I go any further, I should clarify.

How to Avoid an Accidental Affair

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Do you want to know one of the biggest search terms that brings people to The Chic Site? It isn't a pot roast recipe, or cupcakes or even cocktails,...

From Bride to Wife: Surviving the 'Now I'm Married' Life

Lacey Johnson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Weddings
Lacey Johnson

I beg of you to treasure this time. Be grateful that someone finds you incomparable enough to commit their life to you. Roll around in that fact. Marinate on it for a moment. Drink it down and allow it to wrap you in feelings of gratitude.

Is Depression Destroying Your Relationship? Eleven Commonly Overlooked Symptoms

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Antonio Borrello, PhD

Research from the field of relationship psychology repeatedly shows a strong correlation between depression and marital dissatisfaction in both directions. In other words, relationship problems contribute to depression, and depression contributes to relationship problems.

The 10 Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced

YourTango | Posted 09.16.2015 | Divorce

If you think that sexual infidelity is the leading cause of divorce, you've got it all wrong.

A Hobbit Lesson on Conflict in Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

But what if we stopped running from conflict and instead started viewing it as an adventure? As something that, yes, can feel like a dangerous and risky undertaking, but in reality can bring about our good.

Protecting Your Partner, Protecting Your Marriage: Why Marriages Fail for Foster Parents

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

If we do not take care of ourselves, you and I as foster parents, we may very well become filled with anxiety, grow weary, and face burnout.

14 Marriage Non-Negotiables That Will Keep You Out Of Divorce Court

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 09.04.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

After over 10 years of being in the trenches with couples, I have realized that most people don't clearly understand what it means to be married or what is involved.

In a Great Relationship, 1+1=3 or more

Jim Fannin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

How's your relationship? Remember when you first started dating your significant other? Just being around them made you feel giddy. You wanted nothing...

8 Signs You're Stuck In A Toxic Marriage

Divorced Moms | Posted 09.04.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

The first time I heard the phrase "toxic marriage", I felt a little sick. That couldn't be me, could it?

5 Phrases The Happiest Couples Say To Stay Crazy In Love

YourTango | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings

Who knew that just a few little words could make all the difference in a relationship?

Warning: 5 'Not So Obvious' Signs That Your Partner Has a Cheating Heart!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

When reflecting on past relationships, people often recognize early warning signs they previously overlooked. Sometimes couples are blinded by love and minimize the red flags they see. Others hide in denial and rationalize bad behavior.

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

YourTango | Posted 08.25.2015 | Weddings

There is an art and science to building strong relationships.

8 Signs Your Relationship Is Built To Last

James Michael Sama | Posted 09.18.2015 | Weddings
James Michael Sama

Whether or not you share each others' passions or life ambitions, when you truly care about someone you want to see them succeed and be happy in whatever they love. This means standing beside them, not in their way, when they dedicate effort towards pursuing a goal.

What Your First Year of Marriage Teaches You

Natasha Burton | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

I can't speak for other couples, but I can share my own experiences and what this first year has taught me about my relationship, myself and marriage in general.

10 Signs You've Found The Woman You Should Marry

Carly Spindel | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

As a strong, independent woman, I can confidently reiterate that women are a necessity in all heterosexual men's lives. The woman you're dating should enrich your life. In fact, she should make it so amazing, that you can't wait to marry her.

10 Qualities To Look For In The Man You Marry

Carly Spindel | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

He makes sacrifices for you because he knows it will make you happy. He plans things he knows you will enjoy. He's willing to do anything for you because he loves you.

5 Genius Empty Nest Ideas That Will Fill Your Void Fast

MakeSpace | Posted 08.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Nearly two-thirds of boomers plan to stay in their homes after their baby chick flies off to Wilderness University. Whether you're feeling bummed or jumping up for joy, take comfort in knowing that you have an extra room in your home to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

6 Low-Maintenance Traits Men Want Their Women To Have

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Girls are... complicated. Can we admit that? And we are extra complicated for approximately 3-7 days a month. Can I get an Amen? All the feelings. So many of them, all over the place. Can we get some chocolate around here??

My Wife Is My Anti-Stereotype

Keith Powell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

Meeting her frightened me. Jill is open, honest, trusts her intuitions and is not afraid to display her emotions freely. She was everything I felt I was, but was too afraid to show. She was my anti-stereotype.

An Open Letter to Snow White: Custody, Alimony, and Child Support for the Dwarves

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.30.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

I urge you to be ready to combine your wholesome work ethic (that has doubtless been the first inspiration for what are now literally thousands of single mothers) with a dash of your stepmother's poison ... The big lesson here, Snow White? Don't be afraid to let your chutzpah show.

'Union' Station: An Engagement Confession

Kat Cowley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings
Kat Cowley

I have been with my romantic comrade, Alex, for 4 ½ years. I would say around two years ago we both inwardly realized and outwardly vocalized that we were each other's "last stop" on the dating train.

Ali Describes Her Life In One Word

Posted 07.31.2015 | MarloThomas

Mother, Wife, Author, Actress, Comedian (in no order except all at once), Ali Wentworth juggles it all. In her latest book, Happily Ali After, the mu...