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Marriage Advice

12 Things Happy Couples Do Every Single Day

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings

It goes without saying that marriage takes work -- but what kind of work, exactly? We recently asked coupled-up relationship bloggers and HuffPost r...

14 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From A Couple Married 72 Years

YourTango | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings

You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better than people who have loved each other over seven decades.

When You Have a Long Distance Marriage

Tre Harrington | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Tre Harrington

For many women, they would love the break from the snoring or the enjoyment of having the entire bed to themselves. Instead, I dread when my best friend is gone for work. It is like a piece of me is missing.

3 Things My Husband Wished He Knew Before Marriage

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Liz Higgins

Becoming more true to himself led my husband to make some pretty big changes in his life; changes that I heard him saying he wished he had known before we ever got married. While it's always easier to look back and think "should have, could have, would have," I can't help but be grateful for the way things have turned out.

The 10 songs that can save your marriage

Shannon M. Carducci | Posted 02.22.2016 | Divorce
Shannon M. Carducci

Marriage is hard. Ok, so that may be a bit of an understatement. Marriage is a lot of hard work, but there is not a better feeling then being in a gre...

My Husband Is Not My Other Half

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Some days I DO tell my husband that he is my other half...that he is the yin to my yang. But we both know what this means to us. We are able to be ourselves while being together, and those intertwining forces create a relationship more beautiful and fulfilling than our wildest dreams.

This Is When I Knew It Was Over

Helena Bala | Posted 02.17.2016 | Divorce
Helena Bala

This entry is part of a project called Craigslist Confessional. I have spent the last year and a half anonymously meeting people on Craigslist and lis...

7 Crucial Questions To Ask Yourself (And Your S.O.) Before Marrying

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.16.2016 | Divorce

Compromise and open, honest conversation are the common threads in every strong relationship. You don't have to be on the same page with your S.O on e...

This Is War

Alice Shepherd | Posted 02.16.2016 | Weddings
Alice Shepherd

Marriage is an empty box. It's up to you, what you put in. If you fill your box with disappointment, disapproval, and discouragement, guess what you'll get out of it! Fill your box with things that you want for yourself instead; encouragement, approval, and love!

The Truth About Arranged Marriages

Razwana Wahid | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Razwana Wahid

In the Indian and Pakistani community, an arranged marriage doesn't involve one or both parties being forced to make the decision against their will. Nor does it mean the bride and groom don't set eyes on each other until the wedding day.

The 'I Miss You' Conversation

Keith Powell | Posted 02.14.2016 | Entertainment
Keith Powell

Last summer, my wife went on a two-week trip to the East Coast to visit friends and family, leaving me home alone. I did miss her, of course, but what was with the pathological desire, nay NEED, other women had for me to verbalize it?

The Real And Very Simple Secret To Staying Married Forever

Jenny Bruce | Posted 02.13.2016 | Fifty
Jenny Bruce

It's not the flowers, gifts or candle-lit dinners. While those are lovely, it's the everyday, little things that stack up. I know I'm a serious piece of work. Complicated. So is my husband. "Our love, beats the stops and starts, of complicated hearts."

5 Beautiful Lessons In Love I Learned From My Grandparents

Hayley Miller | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Hayley Miller

My grandparents had the kind of love you see on the big screen. Well, more accurately, a Muppets movie on the big screen. It was at times chaotic, alw...

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Here's Some Marriage Advice You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.12.2016 | Divorce

Some pieces of marriage advice we've heard time and time again: Never go to bed angry, make sure your spouse is your best friend, be transparent about...

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

When Change Leads to Control Battles

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 02.09.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

Change is a fact of life. Most people grow and change in one way or another during the course of a personal relationship. Sometimes a couple grows int...

A Love Note to All the Single Ladies

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

12 years ago, I broke up with my boyfriend. On Super Bowl Sunday. Two hours before I was supposed to be at a party he was throwing. That might not be ...

Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

Debra Richardson | Posted 02.05.2016 | Weddings
Debra Richardson

Sometimes, I still find myself wondering if I've shown my husband love in the way that he receives love. We're human and it's natural to fall back on what comes natural to us.

What Happened When I Told The Internet My Wife Divorced Me Over Dirty Dishes

Matthew Fray | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Matthew Fray

Wives are not better than husbands. Women are not better than men. (Nor the other way around.) But I see a hell of a lot of men getting marriage wrong, and this is my way of trying to help.

The 6 Things Successful Long-Time Couples Never Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

On the cusp of Valentine's Day, we asked our happily-together-for-ages friends what their secret to staying coupled has been. Actually we asked them t...

Helen Mirren Offers Unconventional Advice For A Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.04.2016 | Fifty

Dame Helen Mirren says that a rather unconventional approach has made her nearly 20-year marriage last -- an achievement that's something of an anomal...

3 Ways to Refocus Your Marriage in 2016

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Weddings
Scott Gornto

Maybe you or your spouse have lost focus. Maybe you both have had a communication break down and it's created a wedge in your relationship. Maybe there's been hurt and the walls are up for both of you. Whatever the cause, here are my simple challenges to you to refocus your marriage in 2016.

Your Horoscope: Are You Going to Meet a Lover or a Loser?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Style
Larry Schwimmer

Have you ever asked these questions about your relationships? • "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who take advantage of my kindn...

6 Rules For A Happy And Realistic Honeymoon

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Weddings
Amy Schreibman Walter

There's more to planning your honeymoon than choosing a destination and booking your flights... if you're planning to head away with your honey sometime soon, read this first.