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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.

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?