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Marriage Advice

How to Prevent an Unhealthy 'Second-Act'... Marriage II Pointers

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

In a healthy partnership, it takes three to tango -- two "I's" and a "we." The notion of "we" is talked about all the time, but often the strength of the "I's" are overlooked.

Life in the Empty Nest

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.27.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Our nest is different, but it is not empty. All the good stuff is still here: love and hope and joy and laughter. It feels a lot like it did in our 20's, when it was just the two of us. But this time, we know that these days will not last forever and that we are only passing through.

How Couples Can Get to Divorce -- Real Fast!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Douglas LaBier

The path to meaningful connection and growth over time -- as opposed to the businesslike, roommate-like relationship that many couples settle into -- isn't easy.

5 Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

By Anita Yok Sim Ho for In marriage it's common sense advice to treat one another with respect and share love. But some are not so su...

Marriage and the Golden Rule

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.24.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

The call came at about 11:00 p.m. on a Friday evening. The caller, a woman, in a rather excited voice said, "Please, come see us." And then I could ...

Divorced Man's Awesome Marriage Advice Goes Viral

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

Marriage is a lot of work, but unfortunately, that's a lesson many of us don't fully grasp until it's too late. In late July, newly divorced motiva...

What Happened When I Had Sex Every Day For A Year

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

The fact is, I am horrible at intimacy. I come from a family of non-huggers and I sometimes hate my body, so yeah, recipe for Temple Grandin hug machine. My husband is gorgeous and very, very sexy, but the issues we were having in the sack were all me.

10 Conversations You Need To Have Before The Wedding

Posted 08.22.2013 | Weddings

Couples that communicate openly and effectively tend to have stronger, more successful marriages. And some conversations -- about things like kids, mo...

Forget the Children, Let's Talk Marriage

Cara McDonough | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Giving marital advice, in this day and age, seems boring. Old-fashioned, almost. Lots of couples live together first -- we did -- and what can you say that's remotely helpful? Besides, you know, "Remember to go on date nights!"

9 People Reveal Their Deepest Marriage Fears

Posted 08.21.2013 | Weddings

Getting married -- however exciting and wonderful it may be -- is a major life decision that can also spark fear and doubt. Have you found the "right...

Truly Terrible Marriage Advice From The 1950s

Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings

There's good marriage advice, and then there's...not-so-good marriage advice. This advice for wives from the 1950s definitely falls into the latter ca...

WATCH: How Fighting AIDS Improved This Couple's Marriage

Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

When Randy Neece was ready to give up on his life, he had a partner who refused to let him. Neece and his husband, Joe Timko, have been married 25 ...

The Issues You Must Discuss Before Saying 'I Do'

Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings

Experts say you should always discuss money, religion and kids before tying the knot, but what other important pre-marital conversations should couple...

Men and Sex -- The Real Truth

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Society, the male species included, needs a better, more accurate view of men and what they truly want from their mate -- both when the clothes are on and when naked.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Offers Marriage Advice

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings

MARS, Pa. -- A camouflage-clad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Roberts...

The Piece Of Marriage Advice That's Not A Cliche

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

When is a piece of advice about marriage an empty cliché, and when is it profound -- and practical -- wisdom? In interviews with hundreds of long-married older people, one prescription for a happy marriage was offered by almost everyone.

11 Lessons Every Over-Stressed Couple Should Learn

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings

We recently profiled four couples who have established what we think of as Third Metric marriages -- relationships where both partners value wellbeing...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The Moment They Knew Their Marriage Had To Change | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Weddings

This story is the fourth of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, stat...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

What Happened To Our Marriage When We Stopped Focusing On Money | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Weddings

This story is the third of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, statu...

How To Make Sure Your Second Marriage Lasts

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 10.19.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

In the beginning, the newly remarried couple faces stiff obstacles to achieving stability as compared to remaining a single parent. However, aiming to weather the storms of remarried life can offer the couple and their children both financial and emotional security.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Their Radical Solution To The 'We Never See Each Other' Problem | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.16.2013 | Weddings

This story is the second of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, stat...

Oneness - The Real Magic Behind Intimacy

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Oneness: We all hope to have a marriage that reflects deep unity, merging of heart and soul, togetherness that shoulders the burdens of life, crushes the fear of being alone and uncared for.

3 Signs He's Not Really Sorry

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

Find yourself in a marital spat, again? If you and your spouse are arguing about -- and apologizing for -- the same things over and over again, it ...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

'We Make A Conscious Choice Every Day To Be Happy' | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Weddings

This story is the first of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, statu...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The Surprising Decision That Could Transform Your Marriage | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Weddings

Newlyweds Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis' professional lives are the stuff of overworked urbanite fantasies. Both are self-employed -- Josh, 31, as a...