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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.

Don't Eat The Last Cookie And 5 Other Ways To Create A Happy Marriage

Mike Clouse | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Mike Clouse

This year marks 18 years with my best friend and wife Megan. Just like everyone else, we have been through a lot together -- mostly good, some bad. Just like you, I'm a work in progress and don't have this all figured out. Here are a few things I've learned along this journey.

What the Rest of Us Can Learn From Sheryl Sandberg's Marriage

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Dave Goldberg left quite a professional legacy but perhaps the bigger picture is his relationship with his wife and children. He showed it's possible to have a loving relationship where each partner truly supports the other's ambitions and dreams.

The 4 Stages of Marital Culture Shock

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

The normal in one "culture" and the normal in the other "culture" can sometimes differ greatly. And, it can be a bit of shock to stumble, sometimes rather jarringly, upon these cultural differences.

10 Things I Want My Engaged Daughter To Know About Marriage

Susan Bonifant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Susan Bonifant

Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.

Tuesday Night Choreplay -- What Really Happens When Men Lean Into Their Housework

Stacey Brook | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Stacey Brook

Pour yourself a glass of wine as I sew on all your missing buttons nice and tightly and water the plants until they scream for mercy. Watch me plow through your taxes and plunge into the dog food bag to feed little Sparky.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

Why It's OK to Complain

Sarah Bunton | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I've always thought that if I complained, asked for help, or took a break that it somehow meant I was giving in and letting my struggles get the best of me. Thankfully, I'm here to tell you that that's just not true. It really is OK to complain sometimes.

20 Things You Must Accept If You Want Your Relationship To Succeed

YourTango | Posted 06.27.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

Love in fact, does not conquer all.

3 Couples Married 50 Years Reveal Their Secret To Wedded Bliss

YourTango | Nicole Weaver | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty

When you walk down the aisle and exchange vows you can only hope that your love truly lasts forever. But. There's no better way to figure out the secr...

10 Reasons People Get Married, Even If They Know Better

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Bystanders often ask the obvious question: If they knew they shouldn't, and they wished they hadn't, then why did they?

3 Lessons About Relationships That I Learned From My Mother

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Shlomo Slatkin

Whatever stage of relationship you are in, you can start now and implement these lessons that I learned from my mother.

8 Marriage Secrets Relationship Experts Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings

It seems like family, coworkers, close friends and even acquaintances are always doling out unsolicited marriage advice. And while their tips usual...

The #1 Ingredient To Great And Lasting Love

Lexi Soulios | Posted 06.20.2015 | Weddings
Lexi Soulios

Rather than trying to figure out all the different components of how to make love last, focus instead on creating an atmosphere of respect with your partner. The more you can do this, the more other vital elements of the relationship, like trust, intimacy, passion, love, and so on, will naturally flourish.

The Case For Including Sex In Your Marriage Vows

Em & Lo | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life

Andi Wickman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Here are a few things I've done to help me be more intimate with my husband (often leading to some great sex). Some of these sound crazy, but stick with me.

8 Lessons I've Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Jessica Dimas | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Jessica Dimas

I've learned a lot of lessons in my relatively short, 12 years of marriage; the usuals -- like not saying the "D" word, accepting that my husband doesn't always flush the toilet, and that throwing wooden spoons at walls while cooking makes more work for me than trying to prove how mad I was. But there are a few important lessons I've learned (mostly the hard way) that have truly helped save my marriage countless times.

The 5 Biggest Myths About Divorce

Bustle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Bustle

This may sound easy, but with so many myths, misconceptions and piles of misinformation out there, it's actually quite hard to separate people's expectations from reality.

My Husband Had a One Night Stand

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

There are many paths to recovering from infidelity, and many couples are able to look back at the affair as a time that facilitated tremendous growth in their relationship. Sometimes, it helps shine a light on problems in the marriage, or opens up a dialogue about sex and intimacy.