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What All Husbands And Wives Really Need This Holiday Season

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.02.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Recognize and accept that you are two separate people. As such you will think differently, see things differently and, consequently, respond differently to almost everything. Though we all have our preferences, there's no right way to be.

It Really Was Love At First Sight For This Couple Married 72 Years

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings

After 72 years of marriage, Peter and Mary Funk are still deeply, madly in love. “Even today when Dad walks into the room, Mom will say, ‘Ah, ...

6 Signs Your Partner Is Marriage Material

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.31.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Who we choose to marry is one of the most important and costliest decisions a person will make, yet it's not uncommon for lovers to make errors in judgment.

Why I Ditched My Plan To Ditch My Husband

Meg Dennison | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.

18 Reasons To Be Grateful For Your Spouse This Year And Every Year

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.27.2014 | Weddings

When life gets busy (and isn't it always?), we sometimes forget to take a step back from it all and reflect on the things that really matter. That'...

Kendra Wilkinson: What Makes You Stay With a Cheater?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It is impossible to know what goes on between two people, and what intricacies and intimacies might sustain them in the face of hurtful, dishonest, deceptive behavior. There are some clear-cut motivations, though, that keep people from calling it quits.

Yagana Shah

11 Things People Over 50 Wish They'd Done Differently At 25

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty

Call it life experience or the school of hard knocks, by 50 we all have the hindsight to know which decisions were good ones and which decisions were,...

Finding Yourself Before Finding 'The One'

Kate Endres | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Kate Endres

I'm constantly finding a disconnect between the ultimate idea of "the one" compared to the one I'm actually with.

This Marriage Comes With 'Features'

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 01.18.2015 | Weddings
Lisa Page Rosenberg

In my friend Karen's family, they refer to each other's (often annoying) quirks as "features." I asked Mr. Rosenberg about my quirks. I thought he might name a few endearing little habits. Instead, I heard a list of my "features."

15 Pieces Of Marriage Advice For A Guy About To Pop The Question

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings

No matter how rock-solid you think your relationship is before tying the knot, nothing really prepares you for life as husband and wife like marriage ...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

19 Pieces Of Wedding Advice From Married People Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that's certainly true when it comes to wedding planning. When you're in the thick of it, it's easy to get bogged do...

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

4 Ways Creating Shared Meaning Can Improve Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.

The 12 Wedding Vows Your Divorce Attorney Would Write for You

Krista Barth | Posted 01.12.2015 | Divorce
Krista Barth

I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients.

5 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Marriage Last

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

A successful marriage should be a resumé topper, the icing on the proverbial cake of accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of us and so fortunate to have found the man of my dreams who has given me a glorious life. However, don't think for one second that our life together has not been filled with many challenges.

How To Get The Love That You 'Deserve' In Marriage

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Seth Adam Smith

The feeling of entitlement often works as a detonator to the bomb that destroys our relationships. The spirit of entitlement smothers love, but the spirit of gratitude lets love soar. It's the difference between taking and receiving.

10 Fixable Reasons Your Wife Won't Sleep With You

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.04.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am not going to say that watching a man vacuum is traditionally sexy, but here's what's less sexy: me doing it all the time. Helping with housework frees your wife up to get relaxed and in a sexy mood.

How Being Too Self-Reliant Can Destroy Your Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Adopt a mindset that it's good to count on your partner. Believe that you can share your deepest feelings with him/her and it will promote healthy attachment, trust and intimacy. You must let them in and embrace the idea that you don't have to go through life alone.

What To Say When Your Family Doesn't Approve Of Your Fiancé

OWN | Posted 10.31.2014 | OWN

What do you do when you meet your soul mate -- but your family doesn't approve? Shawn, age 40, says she found the love of her life six months ago. She...

Why Women May Be Bigger Cheaters Than Men?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

I think there are always going to be women who enter into marriage for the wrong reasons. But I think more than that, no one really knows what love and a successful marriage should look or feel like.

This Couple Has Been Married Nearly 70 Years. Here's How They Make It Work

Quarterlette | Posted 12.28.2014 | Weddings
Quarterlette

In our technologically modern world where people post their relationship highlight reels on social media and can meet potential romantic interests by swiping right, I think it's easy to lose sight of what's important when it comes to a relationship.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

When Your Partner Feels More Like a Roommate

KnowMore TV | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

How do you know if losing the romantic connection is a normal and real practical part of your marriage, or if it's something that needs to change? Here are a few signs that you may want to mix up your routine so it doesn't take a negative toll on your relationship.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?