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How Having A Baby Ruined My Idea Of A Perfect Marriage

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

He used to look at me from across a crowded bar or party with eyes that subtly hinted, "Let's get out of here." Now, he looks at me from across the house with eyes that basically scream, "You could use a shower, a glass of wine, or maybe something stronger."

Facebook Couples, True Love or Not So Much?

Bill Flanigin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce
Bill Flanigin

Whether you're from Mars or Venus shouldn't matter here. The secret is the same for all of us. Relationships aren't "work". I hate that phrase. If you're working too hard on your relationship, you may be with the wrong person. The real phrasing is that real love means growing and evolving and being open to that transformation together as a couple.

5 Allergens to Avoid in the Dating World

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Ms. Canyon Girl

In my mind, I have focused on four or five things that I know are deal breakers for me. I have come to think of these things as allergens. Just as someone may be allergic to pollen or fur, I am hypersensitive to certain allergens. My body will experience an adverse reaction if I am exposed to these annoying and dangerous allergens.

Can Movie Night Replace Couples Therapy?

Ellen Huerta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Ellen Huerta

A little while ago we shared research that found that couples who Netflix together stay together. But can the perks of therapy be had without leaving the loveseat? According to a University of Rochester study, yes.

26 Ways Couples Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings

There's no denying that saying "I love you" is hugely important in any happy, healthy relationship. But finding ways to show your partner just how muc...

The Wedding Invitation I Almost Didn't Send

Eve Sturges | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

The more I tried to change my thinking, the more ashamed I felt for it. So, as my wedding day approached, I did what adults who swear that they are confident and way past worrying about what other people think don't do: I called my parents and told them that I didn't want my sister at my wedding.

5 Secrets Of Extraordinary Couples

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

Solid couples adorn themselves, their family members and each other with kindness -- leaving little room for resentment and negativity. They add more positive interactions throughout the day and support one another through gratitude, admiration and laughter!

8 Fights Divorced Men And Women Regret Having When They Were Married

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Divorce

It's never just about the dirty dishes in the sink or forgetting to drop the kids off at soccer. When you're married, the arguments you get into have ...

How Staying Married Has Helped Me Be My Own Person

Lori Osterberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

'How do you do it? You've been married for 28 years, and you still like each other. What's the secret?' Yes, if you look at us now, you'd think we were in a new relationship. We laugh together. We giggle. We hold hands. But it hasn't always been that way.

'I Lost 50 Pounds And My Wife Wants Me Even Less'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

I empathize with you.  It would be great if your wife was happy and gushing over your hot new bod.  And congrats on your weight loss.  But, my congratulations do nothing for your sex life so let's turn to how your wife may be feeling.

Daddy Issues: It Isn't Who You Are, It's What You've Been Through

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Michelle Dempsey

On a first date with the last guy I dated before meeting my husband, he casually asked, in between sake shots, "So your parents are divorced, huh? You don't have all sorts of crazy daddy issues, do you?" Why yes, unkind sir. Yes, I do.

'My Family Is Making My Bad Marriage Worse

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.28.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Rock and Hard Place writes, I can't afford couples therapy, couldn't find someone affordable when I had a job either. I'm a stay at home mom n...

Time Hacks for Sizzling Sex

Dr. Debra Campbell | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debra Campbell

Love is the essential energy and quality of presence in the ordinary moments of life -- past, present and future that makes all our moments extraordinary. Those extraordinary moments add up to the sum of our lives.

I Love You Baby, I Can't Get You Out of My Mind -- Love, Affection and Desire in Marriage

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 03.21.2016 | Weddings
Oluseye Ashiru

True Talk. Love is to be expressed. You can't claim to love your spouse if you don't say or show it -- in fact, you may even say it and he/she won't believe because you don't show it.

A 3-Step Formula That Will Boost Your Sex Life Today

Dr. Jeff Kane | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jeff Kane

Remember, the more you fertilize your relationship the greater the connection you will feel and the faster you will want to drive home after you get off work!

8 Signs Your New Partner Is Worthy Of Your Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce

You may have struck out in the past with romantic partners, but that's no reason to give up on love. Below, relationship experts share eight standout ...

Must Read Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

David Rae | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades, as newlyweds your 2015 taxes may be the first time as an LGBT married couple you'll be filing jointly on your federal return.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage this Spring

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 03.14.2016 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Whether your marriage is great, not-so-great* or somewhere in between, you can make small changes this Spring that will give it new life and bring joy to you and your husband. Here are some ideas for getting started:

9 Things Marriage Therapists Tell Couples On The Verge Of Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.10.2016 | Divorce

When long-married, frustrated couples come to see marriage and family therapist Aaron Anderson, they want advice and they want it fast. "They’ve us...

ADVICE 01: Autism and Religion; Should I Stay Married for My Child's Sake?

Brent Stoller | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

4 Love Lessons We Can Learn From Dogs

Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC | Posted 03.01.2016 | Weddings
Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC

Embed from Getty ImagesThere's a good reason dogs have earned the title of Man's Best Friend. Our furry friends are awesome at relationships and can t...

10 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Soulmate When You're on the Road

Shawn Doyle | Posted 03.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shawn Doyle

As I travel from airport to airport, I meet many other people who have the same challenge -- how do you stay connected to your soulmate when you're not there? How you show the person at home you still love them when you're not there to greet them when they come home?

The Upside Of Being An Older Bride

Andrea Tate | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Tate

Can't I just wear a nice white pantsuit that covers a multitude of sins? I asked myself. Yet something about those white dresses called to me. I told myself it was for my fiancé, but if I had been honest, he could have cared less about the dress. He only cared about what was under the dress, so I should have stopped staring at the cupcake store next to the Bridal Shop.

After 70 Years, This Husband And Wife Still Hold Hands Every Day

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.29.2016 | Weddings

Ed and Florence "Toots" Shevick recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and by all accounts, they are still very much in love. All these y...

Finding The Spark

Tre Harrington | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings
Tre Harrington

I act on impulse a lot. This is one of the main reasons I adore my husband. He stands by me through all of my whims, and supports each decision... bad or good. There are times he is smiling and probably doubting my decision, but he would never let me know. We are each other's cheerleaders. So, the boudoir shoot was a whim I didn't think through. It sounded like a great idea, I found a spectacular photographer, arranged a date, and then I looked in the mirror.