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3 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need In A Mate

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Weddings
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Based on a collective 25,000 years of marriage (described in my recent book), here are three of the elders' tips for making the smart decision about a mate.

5 Divorce Realities You Should Know Before Splitting Up

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.12.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

When you decide to divorce, you're placing a bet that your future life will be better than the one you're living now. Even if the odds feel long, it's a chance you're willing to take. Yes, there will be loss. But what you gain may be worth the sacrifice of the lingering, functional parts of an irreparable marriage.

When Sleeping In Separate Beds Causes Trouble In A Marriage

OWN | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

Mischelle and DeAngelo are a married couple from Washington, DC, whose sleeping arrangement may raise some eyebrows: For the last three years, this hu...

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.09.2015 | Weddings

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers ...

Usher: How Do You Manage Working With Your Loved One?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It is not unusual for people to mix romance with business. Countless couples, married or not, work together every day. They invest their emotional well-being and their professional well-being in the same person.

5 Reasons Why I Announced My Divorce On Social Media

Laura Robinson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Divorce
Laura Robinson

I understand that posting hateful comments should never be done. But what about a positive message about a painful life event? Isn't a post without any hate okay?

Find the Love You Always Wanted in 2015

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

It's the most wonderful time of the year, unless you are out of love. If you feel alone in your relationship all the nostalgic songs playing, roman...

Self-Love: Why I'm Over It

Jenev Caddell | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenev Caddell

So the next time you're up to some endeavor in self-love, first remember who has loved you and who you have loved. The vivid images in your mind of those who have loved you will take you to your place of self-love much faster than whatever else you are being taught.

8 Signs Your Marriage Was Doomed From The Start

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce

When your marriage ends, it's natural to seek a convenient scapegoat -- namely your spouse or that slightly flirty co-worker you never trusted. Assign...

Here's Why Marriage Will Never, Ever Be Fair

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

In fact, I am learning that the less I worry about the way we divide up the heavy lifting of being married, the more I feel like it seems pretty fair. And it feels like we can give and sacrifice with less effort and to take with less guilt.

The 6 New Year's Resolutions This Divorce Attorney is Making for 2015

Krista Barth | Posted 03.01.2015 | Divorce
Krista Barth

The list could go on, but having never made it past February on any gym membership I have ever purchased, I am sticking to the ones essential to my soul, and off the record, I will try to drink a little less wine and a drink a few more green smoothies.

I Am The Prettiest Wife In The World

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.22.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

In the morning, every morning, when my husband Michael first awakes, he rolls over and drapes his long, lean arm across my body. "You are the prettiest wife in the world," he sings, and the hairs along my neck and in my cochlea are all tall and listening.

Eggnog Spiked With Wedding Advice: How to Preserve Words of Wisdom

Ariane Fisher | Posted 02.22.2015 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I can smell it already. The good food and drinks are coming. And so is the marriage advice from Grandma and all your aunties. The holidays are the time when extended family gets together to share good food and unsolicited advice.

10 Reasons Christmas Makes Me Love My Husband Even More

Joanna Schroeder | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Joanna Schroeder

No, it's not the presents. It's all the little things -- sweet, goofy, endearing -- that make me feel so happy I chose this particular dude to be my partner in doing this whole life and love thing.

This One Simple Habit Transformed My Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

A quick peck on my cheek, as he dashed out to catch the train for long days at work in New York City -- that's how Tim and I parted each day. We came together again in the same way with a greeting that acknowledged we occupied the same space, but left me longing for a racy Hollywood embrace.

Saying 'I Love You'

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Women
Jennifer Cullen

My husband and I are a demonstrative bunch. We kiss and hug every morning when he comes downstairs to go to work. (I am always the first up.) And we do the same every time one of us walks back in the house from being gone.

Why People Need People: The Myth of Solitude

Jenev Caddell | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Jenev Caddell

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." - Orson Welles That quote pretty much sums up the mainstream ideology that I see on a regular basis.

13 Unconventional Signs Your S.O. Is Really, Truly Into You

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings

Whether you've been together a few years or a few decades, you'll always remember the moment you knew that your significant other was into you -- real...

What I Got For Hanukkah Was A Reality Check

Alisa Schindler | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

We met at 15, started dating seriously at 19, got married at 27 and have been married for over 15 years. We know each other. Well. Still, I'm starting to wonder if I'm okay with the fact that the majority of our time together is spent doing our own thing.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

8 Surprising (And Scientifically Proven) Things That Lead To A Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings

Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while...

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as compl...

The Truth About The Honeymoon Phase

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

If it feels like the beginning of your marriage was a blissful extension of your wedding party before "real life" set in, you're probably right. New r...

How I Blew Up My Job, Killed My Marriage And Still Lived Happily Ever After

Tim Peek | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

My path away from marital meltdown began in the smoking pile of rubble that was my final workplace implosion. It was 1 a.m. and after months of 18-hour days launching a new show, I exploded: screaming, throwing things and threatening people. In front of a large audience on the production floor of 30 Rock, I bottomed out with a loud, messy splat.

4 Red Flags You Should Never Ignore When Dating

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Over and over, when it comes to marriage the elders point to decisions that completely ignore the evidence and show bad judgment. They believe there are a set of signs so strong and compelling that they tell you to get out of the relationship. However many people ignore the clear warnings and get married -- and, the elders tell us, live through a horrendous period suffering the consequences of that dumb decision.